SMP – SURF HARDWARE
These leg ropes passed the test with flying colors
I’ve been testing out a couple of leggies (surfboard leashes if I must be PC). But I’m not, so just bare with me. SMP are back, they were a hard core surf label in the 90’s (established 91) and like the best of the underground labels they went underground, planning developing and now BAM they are back with some innovative ideas and sick equipment that has been designed to live up to the test.
Sorry I haven’t got a full list of the hardware on offer from the guys here in Bali, feel free to ask. I also think that this surf gear is only available here in Bali while the pandemic (also in Substance Surf shop Padang) gateway to the Mentawais) is still raging with bugger all flights to anywhere. But soon these leggies and everything else will be available to any of you hard core surfers.
What I can vouch for is that these 2 legropes I’ve tested are strong and made of the right materials. The poly is the right thickness to eliminate too much drag behind your board but the strength is all there. I tested the 7 footer in double to triple head high and even got pitched on one set wave and then regurgitated up and over another time and then slammed. I was expecting my leggie at least to snap and maybe even my board but both handled it with ease.
The two that I have are a 7′ and 8′ in length, they also come in (6 foot and 9ft knee Velcro for long boards) if you want the indestructible model. The ankle straps are padded and comfortable while being the wider type that go just about all the way around your ankle. They also come with the parachute cord to attach to your board so no searching for something to attache it to the plug, they got you covered.
Highly rated with 5 stars
Prices are 6 foot 299k
7 and 8 foot 350k
9 foot 399k
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