Two surfers, Ian Brett and Jon Wilson established
BALIN in 1974. They met on the beaches of the
Mornington Peninsula and started a business
producing legropes and surfboards to support their
lifestyle. The business grew over 30
years to a full time operation with a staff of over 30,
with agents and customers all over the world.
In the 70s urethane legropes were a new thing.
Through constant experimenting and testing the two
partners designed and patented a new moulded end piece that was later to
become the standard for nearly all legropes globally.
With a legrope that was far better than anything on
the market, they went to America to sell their
revolutionary legropes to the world. Today Balin
produces their strongest leashes ever.
The Company now :