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Re: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination

Postby fat blokes can fly » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:24 pm

I personally do not like the neoprene on the Shinn straps.

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Re: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination

Postby John-B » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:45 pm

You are probably aware but you can adjust the tension on the neoprene of the Shinn straps by changing there attachment to the fixing bolt?

I personally love the new setup - I've got quite narrow size 8 feet but with both 6mm Atan (Scotland) or 3mm Xcel boots they are great.

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Re: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination

Postby shawn13 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:28 pm

iriejohn wrote:
shawn13 wrote:Im a big fan of the NSI straps and Ive swapped all the factory straps i've received for them. They are easy to adjust and really comfortable. They are a bit tight with boots but i try to never ride boots if i dont absolutely need to. I also use the race strap on my free race boards.

http://www.northshoreinc.com/store/pc/v ... tegory=107
How do you fix them on a twintip?
With bolts like any other strap.

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Re: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination

Postby iriejohn » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:46 pm

shawn13 wrote:
iriejohn wrote:
shawn13 wrote:Im a big fan of the NSI straps and Ive swapped all the factory straps i've received for them. They are easy to adjust and really comfortable. They are a bit tight with boots but i try to never ride boots if i dont absolutely need to. I also use the race strap on my free race boards.

http://www.northshoreinc.com/store/pc/v ... tegory=107
How do you fix them on a twintip?
With bolts like any other strap.
The "NSI Proton Kiteboard Footstraps" as shown in your link?

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Re: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination

Postby iriejohn » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:25 pm

John-B wrote:You are probably aware but you can adjust the tension on the neoprene of the Shinn straps by changing there attachment to the fixing bolt?

I personally love the new setup - I've got quite narrow size 8 feet but with both 6mm Atan (Scotland) or 3mm Xcel boots they are great.
Yes, I tried using the lower of the two holes but that still stretches the neoprene cover.

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Re: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination

Postby fat blokes can fly » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:09 pm

John-B wrote:You are probably aware but you can adjust the tension on the neoprene of the Shinn straps by changing there attachment to the fixing bolt?

I personally love the new setup - I've got quite narrow size 8 feet but with both 6mm Atan (Scotland) or 3mm Xcel boots they are great.
UK Size 11 and 6or7mm Xcel boots, too narrow for me.

Anyone know if the Naish Apex have better width settings?

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Re: Favourite Foot Straps & Pads Combination

Postby ThickAir » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:59 pm

I still haven't found anything more comfortable and grippy than the old style Ocean Rodeo Bliss straps & pads. Apex wasn't even close and I've tried every iteration of Shinn except for the current one. I'm bummed that you can't buy the old OR Bliss setup any more. If anyone who once rode the OR Bliss has found something better, PLEASE let me know. BTW, I never ride booties - barefoot only.


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