Putting in a leash plug....

This is very simple and should take less than one minute. You can use anything that is thin, strong and at least 4 inches (10cms) long. I have also used a pen and a stick before (not recommended!), but a phillips head screwdriver or drill is the best.

Lay on your board and pretend you are riding on a wave, figure out where the leash would feel most comfortable. Most riders will put the leash about 8 inches (20cms) down from the nose of the board, in the center, but some will put it about 6 inches (15cms) in from either side depending on which side they wear their leash. If you're not sure which arm the leash will go on, a good idea is to put it right in the center, about 8 inches (20cms) down from the nose. CAUTION: If your board has a stringer, be sure NOT to install the leash directly in the center or you will hit the stringer and have to wedge it aside to get your leash plug in. You can install about 1 inch either side of center and you'll be fine. With double stringer boards, the stringers are generally installed halfway between the center and the rail.

Once you have found the right spot, remember where it is or even mark it with a pencil on the deck...

 
Place the screwdriver upright on the spot on the deck of your board where you want to put the plug and push it into your board slowly until it hits the slick bottom...
1. Find the spot on your board where you would like the leash plug.
 
Then bang it with your hand so it pops through the slick bottom. Twist the screwdriver around so it makes the hole in your board big enough to fit the two ends of the plug...
2. Poke a screw driver quickly and firmly through the deck of the board.
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3. Give the screw driver a hard push until it pops through the surlyn.

Put the two ends of the plug in either side of the board...
4. Push the bottom part of the plug through the hole in the surlyn.

Screw the bottom plate of the plug into the top plate using a large coin or a broad flat head screwdriver until each side of the plug is slightly recessed. There is no need to seal the opening as the cells in a bodyboard are closed, and water won't travel from one cell to the other. You're ready to surf.
5. Push the top part of the plug through the deck of the board.

6. Use a coin to screw the two parts of the plug together until it sits flush to the board.
Attaching a leash to a plug...

Grab the two strings that come out of the plug...

Thread one end of the string through the brass/stainless steal loop at the end of the leash...

Put the two strings together and loop around to create a knot...

Pull the two strings through the loop you've created...

Pull the knot tight and your done! This is called a "double overhand knot".
 

Buy any leash and we will install it at NO charge if you request in the field provided during online checkout or over the phone. However please read below before you agree to this service:

1. If you have us install a leash, RETURNS ARE NOT ALLOWED unless the board is damaged or not what you ordered.

2. Though we make efforts to prevent it, installed leashes are sometimes prone to shift position inside the box during shipping and may occasionally cause dents in the board. eBodyboarding.com is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any dents that may result from this. Please note that dents do not affect the lifespan or performance of a bodyboard. Generally, we untie the leash from the plug to prevent this.

3. If you request leash installation but don't specify the location, we will install the leash in the top center of the board about 8" down from the nose. If you would like it installed somewhere else on the bodyboard please specify WHERE in the "install leash?" field.