Dakine Leash—The Kaimana
The Kaimana Leash by Dakine - Next Level Design
Dakine is a successful international brand that makes equipment for all sorts of sports, such as snowboarding, skateboarding, biking, skiing, and windsurfing. But the company started in Hawaii 40 years ago, with its first product being surfboard leashes—and four decades later it still makes some of the best leashes and surf products on the market.
Dakine has built a reputation for engineering innovative surf leashes over the past 40 years. Staying true to their legacy, the Kaimana leash represents a major leap forward in durability, comfort and performance. It utilizes a refined 1/4-inch Dura-Cord designed to slice through water with minimal drag without sacrificing strength. The slim ankle cuff is ergonomically shaped to contour your ankle for a seamless, zero-distraction fit. With advancements across the board, the Kaimana is ideally suited for surfing waves up to a couple feet overhead while providing the superior quality Dakine is known for.
The Kaimana has a lot of cool new features. It has three patents, including the rail saver, the ankle strap, and the new Duracord, which causes cavitation so that you don’t feel the leash dragging through the water.
- Designed for surfing waves up to a couple feet overhead
- Slim, contoured ankle cuff crafted to seamlessly fit your ankle without distraction
- Incorporates durable 1/4-inch Dura-Cord engineered with strategic grooves to slice through water, reducing drag
- Features 360-degree molded leash ends that maximize flex and strength while preventing tangles
- Sleek narrow rail saver minimizes bulk along the rail
- Includes highest quality stainless steel swivels engineered for the marine environment
Other exciting developments include only one screw instead of the normal two, which reduces the chance of breakage. The rail saver is also much narrower than normal, which reduces drag. While this might seem like a weak point, since there is less Velcro holding the leash together, the addition of a sleeve that goes over the rail saver ensures that it will never come undone.
The leash comes with a no-tie leash string that has been factory-sewn, which will help to prevent user error from tying too loose of a knot or too long of a string. The cuff is also pre-curved for fit, making this not only one of the most effective leashes on the market, but also one of the most comfortable to wear.
Finally, even the packaging the leash comes in has been updated. Most leashes come in narrow packages that help save space on the display case, but these narrow packages often kink leashes, which can be a real annoyance. The new Dakine package is wider so that the leashes come out of the package non-kinked and ready to go!
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