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Re: Pain in foot after kiting.

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:38 am

I put these new Switch pads on my Monk - Super soft and comfortable landing from any height. Best ones Ive tried so far, and Ive tried a lot..
https://switchkites.com/products/switch ... straps-kit

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Re: Pain in foot after kiting.

Postby Exal » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:03 am

Si_B wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Anyone fitted North/Duotone entity pads to their 2018 Shinn Monk. I know they are made for a track system but wondered if there is enough adjustment to get them on.

Simon
I heard people use the naish apex straps on the monk. Those straps are quite good apparently. If the entity fit then you would have to find a solution for the screws, since you screw them into the rail system thingy, that is not level with the board so you might need a longer screw. Would probably just try to get the naish straps, if you have big feet and want to use it with proper neoprene boots you should buy the 2020 version in big. (first year they had 2 sizes)

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Re: Pain in foot after kiting.

Postby Herman » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:29 am

Sorry no experience with the sneaker but I have transformed the feel of a strap from unusable to usable by winding a strip of neoprene around the base of the strap and binding it in place with insulation tape. Obviously I don't know whether it would help in this case but it might be worth a try.

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Re: Pain in foot after kiting.

Postby badgb21 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:55 pm

I had a Bronq sometime back with an earlier incarnation of sneaker pads and straps.
I found the sneakers to be most uncomfortbale and would flatten and not hold thier shape.

I changed them for some crazyfly Hexa's - sorted.

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Re: Pain in foot after kiting.

Postby Havre » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:30 pm

I haven't had mine for long, so I can't comment on the longevity, but I have nothing so far to criticize the build for or general comfort for that matter (my landings are often quite poor - landing flat on the water with my 100kg+- so I need good pads). To me they are more comfortable than the Naish Apex - which I know are generally very highly rated. Just that one slightly silly issue which seems to be the same as the OP.

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Re: Pain in foot after kiting.

Postby downunder » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:35 pm

Si_B wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Anyone fitted North/Duotone entity pads to their 2018 Shinn Monk. I know they are made for a track system but wondered if there is enough adjustment to get them on.

Simon
It will work but a bit off, to close or to far from the edge.

NTT are very confy, but quite flat. There is a reason why some people edge better ;)

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Re: Pain in foot after kiting.

Postby Si_B » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:38 pm

Not sure how easy Switch stuff would be to buy in UK as it’s not a popular brand. Sounds like the Naish straps might be my best option.

Adding more padding around the area will not solve the issue of finding the pads on the narrow side to begin with.

Will let you know how I get on. I’ve got to change something as the area on my left foot is still painful today from kiting on Sunday.

Simon

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Re: Pain in foot after kiting.

Postby Exal » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:50 pm

downunder wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:35 pm
NTT are very confy, but quite flat. There is a reason why some people edge better ;)
They made some changes for 2020, my guy baited me into buying the new ones. Will be able to test them in about a week.

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Re: Pain in foot after kiting.

Postby MattyM » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:51 pm

I remember the days when people would go to the doctor or physio when they experienced pain.

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Re: Pain in foot after kiting.

Postby Si_B » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:17 pm

MattyM wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:51 pm
I remember the days when people would go to the doctor or physio when they experienced pain.
If I’d hurt myself I’d see a physio, this discomfort is being caused by pressure from the strap.


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