Traditional surfboard-style leashes used to connect kiters with their boards have proven, at times, to have a dangerous recoil in both the water and on land. The Ocean Rodeo GO - Joe™ is a new “leash free” tool to assist in the retrieval of your kiteboard without fear of being impacted or impeded by a leashed board. The GO - Joe™ is an inflatable tube structure attached to the deck of the kiteboard and uses the natural forces of buoyancy distribution and wind to roll your board right side up, and accelerate it down wind to you. It may look strange now, but for those of us who hate the leash (and have had monstrous bruises from using it) this mini-inflatable may be just the thing!
The board Ocean Rodeo featured in Issue #22