My feet and toes were so happy hugging soft cushioned pads today....like they always do !!
Good old Norths....the best there is IMO...same on all my 3 different width boards....there are too many crappy straps out there....big turnoff for sure for many
Wind was side-side-on around 14 but quickly went up to 21 mph ...surf waves smallish 2-3 footers
Great jump heights
Great transitions....love those inverted table tops downloops
Great off the wind wave rides
Worked for me....killed it !!
Can sure work for others too
Put them in the right place...at the right width for your foot and your stance..and very important the right looseness so feet is free twisting
Coming from Windsurfing i don't think of my boards so much as surfboards but as miniature windsurf boards on steroids !!
Every windsurfer knows the importance of the mast base position in the track with short boards....there is an ideal position to find
Well think of your front foot in the strap as the mast base....it becomes a fixed point.... all there is to do is move the back foot to trim board / out of back strap / then back in...so on
Normally the center of your front ends up somewhere between 3 to 5 inches above the centerline of board's topside
Wild guess is that...the fun that 90% of strapless people say they have ...has been strongly exaggerated !!
The youngish elite can in fact kill it....the youngish elite often rides world class waves....they might as well be part of the Cirque de Soleil & Wind !!