The wrist leash is a vital piece of equipment which connects to the bodyboard via the plug. The leash in a more general sense keeps the rider attached to the board. The wrist leash is a personalised variation of this practice. Connecting to your wrist pushes the leash to stay at the top of the board at all times rather than drooping down and getting caught up around your chest once you get on the wave. The wrist leash is popular as for its quiet appearance and practicality in terms of staying out of the way once you’re on the wave. The wrist leash is the traditional choice for bodyboarders of all levels. Entry level bodyboarders are just as well associated with this piece of equipment as advanced bodyboarders.
Bodyboarding wrist leashes do differ dramatically in terms of quality, and as they jump up as such you’re going to see improvements in terms of the leashes durability, strength and practicality. The biggest difference you’re going to find across the range will be in regards to how many swivels the leash comes with. Now, the swivel is the small metal connection which connects the leash to either the final string attachment, or to the wrist attachment. These metal swivels are not only much stronger than a standard plastic connection, but they’re also much more manoeuvrable and will spin as to work against wipe outs, currents or unexpected movements. This keeps your leash coil acting as per the norm without tangle or snapping issues. The swivel is detrimental to any bodyboarders looking to push themselves in waves of three feet and bigger. The larger part of bodyboard wrist leashes will jump straight from non-swivel up to double-swivel. Very rarely will there be a single swivel wrist leash available, although rest assured should such a thing being manufacturing it will be listed on the page here.