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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby Windigo1 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:31 pm

2 staps in front none in the back so I guess 0.5 for each lol...

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby gmb13 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:47 pm

Both. Straps for racing and jumping. Strapless for everything else

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby Pedro Marcos » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:58 pm

Too lazy to take straps out and im about 90% race pratice and 10% freeride atm.

Straps: count 15
Strapless: count 12

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby Rufusz » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:59 pm

Straps: count 16
Strapless: count 12

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby grigorib » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:34 pm

42" board

Straps: count 16
Strapless: count 13

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby tegirinenashi » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:58 am

How do you fall with straps? I understand that past beginner level you can anticipate some falls. But what about totally unexpected, like hitting sea weed hidden in murky water? Or people do have quick reflexes?

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby grigorib » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:03 am

tegirinenashi wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:58 am
How do you fall with straps? I understand that past beginner level you can anticipate some falls. But what about totally unexpected, like hitting sea weed hidden in murky water? Or people do have quick reflexes?
Once you try landboarding the quick eject from the straps is a survival reflex :)

But keep them loose to make it easier

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby liv2surf » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:19 am

Straps count: 17
Strapless count: 13

2 foot hooks

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby www.kite-surf.com » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:03 am

Straps count: 17
Strapless count: 14!!!

2 foot hooks

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Re: Straps or strapless poll

Postby Pedro Marcos » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:14 am

www.kite-surf.com wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:03 am
Straps count: 17
Strapless count: 14!!!

2 foot hooks
Hooks count as straps


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