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About this project

What is it?

Ghost Leash is a patent pending capture system made of durable recycled material. Its sleek and simple mechanical design allows paddle boarders to better manage their ankle leash to allow for safe and efficient paddling in a wide range of conditions. Taking the leash out of the water allows for board riders to forget about dangerous snags and unnecessary drag. More importantly Ghost Leash is able to deploy the safety leash whenever it is required. Once deployed Ghost Leash is immediately ready to be reset. Simple!

Why use it?

Safety First! With the rapid growth of SUP around the world this popular out door adventure sport is also seeing an increase in fatalities. Many of these tragic accidents occur when the safety leash becomes entangled in underwater debris pulling the rider below the surface. Incidents like these are easily avoided with the use of proper safety equipment. Apart from the safety aspect of Ghost Leash, the system allows riders to use stronger longer leashes without the negative effects of drag. This is important for surfing, flat water racing and down winding.

How does it work?

Ghost Leash attaches to your waist band or to a belt. To load simply fold the leash and feed it through the mouth of the device until the trailing leash is no longer in the water. The flexibility of the leash creates resistance which holds the leash in position. When enough tension is applied the leash will deploy and function as a leash is designed to do. Ghost Leash is ready to be reset.

Additional applications

The Ghost Leash system can be efficiently and cost effectively sewn into board shorts and hydration packs. Just as adding a bottle opener to a base ball cap has done, this SUP specific product will introduce an exciting marketing element to the clothing and accessories manufacturers who are looking for a competitive advantage. Riding a hydrofoil is made safe by keeping the extra long leash out of the water and away from the foil but more importantly the foil away from the rider as the long leash deploys.

Risks and challenges

Ghost Leash has preformed beautifully during the prototype phase. Our next step is mold production. We are working with a manufacturer with a great track record with years of experience in turning prototypes into finished products. The difficulty of getting Ghost Leash to market will be made easier by the rapid growth of the paddle board industry. The SUP community is craving innovation as its market expands and the creators of Ghost Leash are right on the bubble. Our team is well connected and deeply involved in the sports growth. The product is already approved by top riders in the sport.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Functional and Fun

    One Ghost Leash and a heart felt Thank you.
    Includes:
    Ghost Leash waist band clip

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Super secure waist band

    One Ghost Leash clip, a belt and a sticker.
    Includes:
    Ghost Leash waist band clip and belt and Ghost Leash stickers

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    For a friend or family member

    We will send you two Ghost Leash clips, two belts and two Ghost Leash stickers.
    Includes:
    Ghost Leash clip, two belts and stickers

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    Cool colour collection

    We will send you five Ghost Leash clips and belts, a cool Ghost Leash cap and stickers.
    Includes:
    • 5x Ghost Leash clips and belts, 1x cap and stickers

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Put it to work

    One Ghost Leash, belt, stickers, Ghost Leash cap and a 2 day SUP downwind training program in Barbados (flights and accommodation not included).

    Includes:
    •Ghost Leash clip and belt, 1x cap and stickers, 2 day SUP downwind training in Barbados.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    High performance testing

    One Ghost Leash, belt, stickers, Ghost Leash cap, 2 day SUP downwind and 3 day sup surf training program in Barbados (flights and accommodation not included).

    Includes:
    •Ghost Leash clip and belt, 1x cap and stickers, 2 day SUP downwind and 3 days sup surf training in Barbados.

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