- The actual Velcro breakaway system is simple, clean and VERY effective.Basically, you determine how much Velcro you want to be compressed in the "sandwich". The more Velcro that's in there, the stronger the attachment. The same holds true for having less Velcro attached. If you're on a shallow, manky downriver run, and think there's a good chance that you'll swim, and get caught up in rocks or other debris, then set the system on the loose setting. If your at Glenwood surfing in heavy current, and know that there are not very many rocks or strainers, make it tight. You can always pop out via the QR belt harness if you need to.
- Super easy to put on. The quick release belt is a one size fits all system.
- Attaches to the board at the same location that you would attach a surf leash.
- The leash has 2/3rds coil, and 1/3rd leash, that is 4' long. It fully extends to 10'. This is a great feature because the leash does not drag in the water when you are paddling. 10' of leash is a lot to deal with if it is dragging in the water all day, and getting in the way of your paddle and feet.
- There's no need for a rescue PFD. The Salamander SUP Quick Release Belt & Coil attaches to your waist, and not a rescue vest QR system.
- Great for advanced and difficult paddling. The more you fall off of the board, the more you will like this system. It's the best of both worlds. It's sturdy, and keeps your board close by when you want it there, and also can let the board go when you want to get to shore sans SUP.
- The Salamander SUP Quick Release Belt and Coiled Leash costs about $10-$15 more than a traditional SUP or surf leash. It has a QR belt too, which justifies the extra cost.
- This is a brand new item for us. The water in Colorado is pretty low right now, which means that we haven't really had time to do long term testing. It looks super cool though, and works really well in the BV play park.