Ok, so I’ve seen where having a little weight on the leash, moving freely, can prevent it from snaring on your leg or ankle when you’re going to take off on a wave. I would love having this on one of my longer leashes for my longboard since it always seems I’ve got the leash wrapped around me on the best waves.
I thought about how I could do this on one of my existing leashes. I went to the hardware store (or you can check your garage) for two rubber o-rings, like the ones used in plumbing. I used o-rings with 1 1/8″ outside diameter, and a 1″ inside diameter. Essentially, I tried to find ones that were thin enough to stretch over the end of the leash, but wouldn’t slip off once on.
|Two o-rings over leash end.|
Once I got them over the board leash attachment end, I needed a way to keep them together, add some weight, but not damage my board. For this, I thought hemp macrame might work. I cut one long piece of hemp string and made a simple overhand knot to secure the beginning of my work. From there, I started a series of square knots into a “sinnet” wrapped around the two o-rings. It ends up looking like one of those rings your hippie grandma made to hang the lovely house planter.
|Starting overhand knot|
|Completed sinnet of square knots|