With the â€œRotatable Footstrap Plateâ€ strapped kiteÂ surfing is just more relaxed. With this smart accessoryÂ you can TURN YOUR STRAP and keep full contactÂ with your board.Â There is no need toÂ ride a longÂ oversized strapÂ with bad sideÂ support.Â This accessory offers a wide range ofÂ benefits for those who prefer straps.Â Jibing into waves, toe side riding, keeping control inÂ switched stance, entering the strap and not to forget much less fatigue in your ankle and knee joints.
Latest innovation to combine advantages ofÂ straps with the best angle position knownÂ from strapless riding is the Â ROTATABLE FOOTSTRAP PLATE.
â€œThe rider can turn the strap into the requiredÂ angle while the pad under your foot remains fixedÂ to avoid unwanted rotation.â€
It means riding strapped with additional features:
- Being able to move the heel forward/backwardÂ gives a wider range for weight distribution on theÂ board.
- Placing your heel more forward makes you keep the speedÂ in low wind situations.
- Moving the heel back allows jibes on the spot and veryÂ comfortable cut backs.
Besides the increased range for placing you heel, theÂ system solves the problem with a tense front foot position,Â twisting your ankle in centerline mounted straps. ManyÂ people experience discomfort and knee pain when ridingÂ with tight straps, so they go for a wide and loose strapÂ setup.
The downside of loose straps is a poor foot fixation for jumps and unwanted sliding inside the strap with lessÂ precise steering in fast bottom turns on mushy waves.Â When your foot and your knee point straight into the same direction, then the strain on the knee jointÂ is reduced to a minimum. In this position you can also withstand much higher forces on your ankle.Â And this system is not only beneficial for directionals, it certainly works on TT boards too.
Those who want relaxed fun moves, cruising comfortable upwind and throw some switched stance tricks on their Â way out will enjoy adapting to different positions on theÂ fly. As soon as you turn your hips for a certain move, yourÂ feet want to adjust â€“ and with a rotating strap this is easy.Â TT kiters on coastlines will find it an advantage â€œto keepÂ the nose upâ€ when slicing some waves and ridingÂ switched stance with your body turned into sailingÂ direction is pure comfort.