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Recommendation Good footstraps for foil board?

Postby richy-c » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:14 pm

Hi im looking fir a pair of footstraps that open wide as i have broad/tall feet. Never used straps before so don't know what to go for. Any recommendations?

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Re: Recommendation Good footstraps for foil board?

Postby FLandOBX » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:30 pm

I have big feet and use the Slingshot Surf Straps comfortably. A lot of people also like the half strap/hook option that would be even less confining.
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Re: Recommendation Good footstraps for foil board?

Postby airsail » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:58 pm

Liquid Force surf strap, very simple and light. No on water adjustment but not really needed. Set of 3 is about usd$70

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Re: Recommendation Good footstraps for foil board?

Postby dylan* » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:26 pm

i like the cheap dakine ones. slingshot surf straps are the worst ive ever used on any board

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Re: Recommendation Good footstraps for foil board?

Postby FLandOBX » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:06 am

dylan* wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:26 pm
slingshot surf straps are the worst ive ever used on any board
Hey, dylan......any reasons?

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Re: Recommendation Good footstraps for foil board?

Postby nothing2seehere » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:20 am

FLandOBX wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:30 pm
I have big feet and use the Slingshot Surf Straps comfortably. A lot of people also like the half strap/hook option that would be even less confining.
Worth pointing out that some of the flatter half strap options might not work well for large feet. I have the nsi good and my friends with larger feet (size 11) find them too flat to get feet under. Even with my size 8s, the back strap can be snug if I want to get a long way over the centre.

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Re: Recommendation Good footstraps for foil board?

Postby richy-c » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:29 am

nothing2seehere wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:20 am
FLandOBX wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:30 pm
I have big feet and use the Slingshot Surf Straps comfortably. A lot of people also like the half strap/hook option that would be even less confining.
Worth pointing out that some of the flatter half strap options might not work well for large feet. I have the nsi good and my friends with larger feet (size 11) find them too flat to get feet under. Even with my size 8s, the back strap can be snug if I want to get a long way over the centre.
Thanks for pointing that out 👍

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Re: Recommendation Good footstraps for foil board?

Postby cglazier » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:55 am

These Dakine Core Contour footstraps come in a set of three and are widely available. They work well for me.
Note that you do not need adjustable straps because you should always have loose footstraps. I don't even bother changing mine (by moving the screws) when I go from booties to bare feet.
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Re: Recommendation Good footstraps for foil board?

Postby Macster » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:15 am

Is there a half hook option for boards that dont have a single front foot strap I.e. two angled front straps?

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Re: Recommendation Good footstraps for foil board?

Postby nothing2seehere » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:51 am

Macster wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:15 am
Is there a half hook option for boards that dont have a single front foot strap I.e. two angled front straps?
I just use 2 foot hooks in place of 2 front straps on my board . The NSI ones have a lot of scope for angle adjustment and I'd be surprised if that wasn't the same for any of the other brands. As long as you have 2 screw holes you can get a decent position. You want them on the outside angled in towards the centre of the board. I end up with my toes overlapping the opposing hook a little - if that helps to understand the position - although there is plenty of opportunity to shuffle your feet around for comfort.

I'm happy that the position is secure enough to jump my foil with although I have heard of half straps breaking after lots of use.

Ultimately it depends on what you want. If you want to boost big you are probably better to stick to regular straps. For my small jumps (5m and less as I prefer to fly a small kite in light winds than be powered up) its less of a problem. They still restrict where you can put your feet a little but its easy to inch your feet in and out of the hooks so moving around on the board is a lot easier.


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