If you’re a surfer who has traveled for swell or does not live minutes from the beach, you have run into this scenario: you have the leash but no lanyard, or the fin setup is not ideal for the waves but you’re out an Allen key. It’s a common problem, and often not that big of a deal: you either go leashless and swim—a lot, or power through with three when you’d rather go twin. Driving to the surf shop is out of the question for such a small inconvenience, and when you try to get a little MacGyverie, i.e. girlfriend’s hair tie, it does more harm than good. This is why Cor Surf’s handy-dandy, The Tool, is a great glove box/travel bag find for the surfer on the go.
The Tool in action.
Pros: Good for any fin system currently on the market; made with high-quality material (rust and corrosion resistant); pretty cool looking and comes in handy when traveling—embraces the Scout’s motto, “be prepared,” just like the Swiss Army; very convenient; the “leash hook” works like a charm; conversation starter.
Cons: Expensive; after using the wax comb, things tend to get a little messy.
Final thoughts: In all, this is a great little tool to have in the car or with the board bag, just in case the need arises. However, for the price, one could buy two, maybe even three, of each tool this thing contains in one package. But then you would have all these little tools to misplace, forget, what-have you. So, if one were so inclined and had a few bucks to burn, pick one up, it won’t disappoint.
The Tool, surfer’s Swiss Army Knife by Cor Surf