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Riding with a board leash


#1

I’m seriously considering getting a flexible snowboard leash to avoid my board going rogue and ending under a car or injuring a padestrian if i fall off.
What are your thoughts on this?


#2

Wear a helmet. Get a good controller. Get used to your board before going anywhere near busy roads/pedestrians. If you do that, you shouldn’t need a leash. It would look rediculous anyways.


#3

I think a leash to hold it on to you is not such a great idea, but if you could implement a killswitch similar to the ones they use on jetski’s / waterscooters that might be a cool idea. So if you fall off, the power gets cut on the board. I’ve thought about this but i would rather have a footpad / button that your foot would need to be on, and if you step off the power would be killed in a sec or two.


#4

That would be great unless you need to shift your leg around to push or turn, perhaps a leash can be used, not to keep the board attached to you, but to trigger a killswitch. So when you fall off the leash pulls the switch and the board cuts power/applies brakes if that’s possible? Just an idea… But yeah what @anorak234 Said makes sense


#5

out in the water its hard to get your leash stuck on something.

On an eboard you could get your leash snagged onto all sorts of gnarly stuff.


#6

Exactly, thats why i opted the footpad thingy, there must be a way to measure if there is any weight on the board with a simple pressure sensor or press-pad type of thing and kill the power if there isn’t anymore for a certain amount of time…


#7

Leashes on surfboards, ok
Leashes on snowboards, ok
Leashes on skateboards, dont even go there…