WHEN RELIABILITY IS MOST CRITICAL.
Big Wave surfers were the last to switch to using leashes, primarily for safety considerations.
You need to be able to dive deeper, get further away from your board, and know it’s not going to break. For our Big Wave leashes, everything’s essentially the same, but beefier.
They’re longer, to dive deep and get away from your board. They’re thicker, to avoid untimely breakage. The ankle strap is stronger because, duh. And the XM Power Clip safety quick release is mandatory.
So when a local big wave surfer popped into the XM | SURF MORE shop a few days before chasing a big Hurricane starting to light up the East Coast. He wanted some fresh leashes with Power Clips, because the slab they were hunting was shallow and he couldn’t afford unnecessary risks.
“I use XM cause they don’t break,” says Rusty, “but sometimes you need to get out of ‘em, too.”
All XM Big Wave premium leashes use XM POWER CORD - the latest technology from XM's own proprietary urethane cord production facilities in San Clemente, California, USA. Over the last 30 plus years of manufacturing our own urethane cord we've perfected the right balance between strength and flexibility to produce premium high quality cords you can rely on. Especially on those epic big wave days.
A specially designed leash cord with a thicker and stronger cord for bigger waves. Ultra-Premium XM POWER CORD is manufactured by XM in its USA, California facilities and benefits from over 30 years of XM urethane cord extrusion research and development using XM's proprietary formula, process and equipment.
- BIG WAVE STRENGTH/THICKNESS: .313 INCH DIAMETER XM POWER CORD
- SUPER INFUSED PREMIUM XM LEASH ENDS ALLOWING FOR EASY INTERCHANGE OF XM LEASH CORDS.
- TOOL IS INCLUDED TO HELP REPLACE EXISTING CORD.
Did we mention that XM leashes are all made by hand. By real people. Here in America? Hopefully that should even put a little more pep in your cutback. Some of our artisans have been part of the XM | SURF MORE family over 35 years. All this experience, dedication, and love goes into every leash made here in San Clemente, California since 1973. Yep that's almost 50 years of premium high quality dedication and heritage. A legacy of quality and craftsmanship unmatched by anyone in the industry.
All XM premium and ultra-premium leashes now come with XM's latest in cord technology. XM POWER CORD is manufactured by XM in its USA, California facilities and benefits from over 30 years of XM urethane cord extrusion research and development using XM's proprietary formula, process and equipment. No other major leash brand comes close to XM's cord production mastery as they all outsource their leash production overseas. XM has achieved the perfect balance between strength and flexibility delivering the ultimate performance and safety for XM athletes all over the world. XM is the best choice for power athletes.
Of course, all our premium and ultra-premium leashes have XM’s killer, unmatched warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for 3 whole years from the original purchase date. (Abuse, inappropriate use, natural wear and fin cuts not applied)... But how about those 3 years?! We feel so strongly about our premium high quality materials and craftsmanship we back it up like no other. A WARRANTY SO EPIC IT'S UNMATCHED BY ANYONE IN THE INDUSTRY.
If you like any customization or really cool products this is the place to go. SD Mike
Thanks for taking the time SD Mike to share your thoughts. Enjoy!
Had a leash cord snap from possible fin cut but without certainty. XM didn’t question my honesty and sent me a cord replacement within 2 days. Stoked!!!
Increased my custom leashes to 9'. Much safer not having the hatchet following so closely on those hard breach get offs.
Sweet! Thanks for the feedback Chris.
I have a 9'6" Infinity New Deal SUP. My leash got a knot in it. I replaced the cord with a 9' length. The cord seemed about an inch or two shy of 9' but with the leash connector and cord it's almost 9'6". Great quality and good to go!
Thanks for the feedback James. Glad to hear you're stoked on your XM leash.