The leash should be at least as long as the board. This way, in case of a fall, the board is far enough away not to injure the paddler.
A coiled leash is today's standard. The leash expands to its full length only when the person falls into the water. Before that, it is tightened and does not drag in the water. This reduces the risk of accidents, as the leash does not easily snag on branches in the water, for example. In addition, a coiled leash does not brake because it does not drag in the water.
Wearing a leash in combination with a belt around the waist is preferred by many today. It is comfortable and does not restrict freedom of movement. In fast-flowing waters, a leash with a belt should definitely be chosen. If the leash gets tangled on obstacles, the current can pull a stand-up paddler down. The quick-release function on the belt allows the paddler to quickly separate from the leash and thus from the board. The °hf Synergy belt is also equipped with the RESTUBE READY interface, which is used to attach a restube. Should you need to separate from the board, Restube gives you extra buoyancy and visibility.
Extends when pulled to 240cm (8ft) or 300cm (10ft), for SUP boards of different sizes.
Prevent the leash from twisting
The spiral connection cord prevents the leash from dragging in the water.