by Michelle Michalak June 07, 2017

On our high performance boards, the Wedge, Phish, or Bula there is a built in leash plug in, but not on the Gromboard.

Luckily, we have 3 simple options to add a bicep or wrist leash on as your next DIY project.

Option 1:

This option is super easy, simple, and is the least labor intensive. 

  • You'll find included with any leash a string/rope at the end of it. The rope is designed specifically for knots not to come out. 
  • Simply make a tight knot loop with the string/rope.
  • Next thing you want to do is undo your handstrapand place the knotted loop around the open hand strap, and slide it down & then re-velcro the strap.
  • Boom you're good to go.

Option 2: 

This option is just as simple, but will make you feel super handy.
*Leash Plug-In Accessory required available HERE

  • Simply pull out one of the snap in plug-ins for the hand straps, located on either the left or right side of the board.
  • Replace the hand strap plugin with the leash plug-in, easily popping it into place.
  • Ensure open bars of leash plug-in are facing upward.
  • Thread the rope of your leash thru the open bars.
  • Boom you're ready to Slyde.

Option 3:

This option is a bit more technical and requires a screw driver and a leash plug in.
*Keep in mind once it’s done, it’s done you can’t change it.
*Best for bicep leash not a wrist leash. 

  • Find exactly where you want the leash plug-in to go.
  • Start on the slicker bottom of the Gromboard (tougher material) and with the screw driver begin drilling until you get a hole thru the bottom.
  • Then just puncture the hole straight thru to the other side of the handboard. 
  • Once a hole is thru the handboard, screw in the leash plug-in with the open bars for rope on the top.
  • Once the plug-ins are connected,feed the leash rope thru and tie on. 
  • Boom the plug should stay in for eternity.


Michelle Michalak
Michelle Michalak

Michelle's diploma reads BA Psychology with a minor in English, and her license plate reads #CaliforniaDreaming4Life. She begin her career in the NYC fashion industry working with fashion and internet pioneer, However, due the constant "nagging" of her entrepreneurial spirit, her crush on surfing, and hardcore love for the ocean, she chosen to call San Diego home for the past 10 years. On the west coast she 's chased waves & enlightenment working alongside "Gurus" in the online marketing & personal development industries. It in May 2012 she found her true Zen & Stoke, and joined the Slyde Handboards Team.

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