On 2002-08-21 00:15, KailuaWinds wrote:
I'm switching over to a TT board right now (Underground WaveTray 147) and I'm getting my edging down. However, I seem to be having a hard time keeping my feet in my footstraps once I get moving pretty fast. As things get a little choppy, and I'm trying to lean back and ride the edge, my feet start sliding down and out of the straps.
Any advice you have would be helpful. My feet at pretty small (I wear a U.S. size 7.5 men's shoe) and I'm using Dakine footstraps.
Some tricks I've seen done are to place pads under the arch and behind the heel. Before Doyle invented these fancy pads, guys were carefully peeling their deck pads and glueing foam in the right places under them. Another trick is to tighten the width of the strap. This requires having the screws closer together. You want the strap to grip the sides of your feet. All of this is easy to do with sandal plates. It's harder with fixed strap inserts. On my sandal plates, I trim the pad to make it narrower at the footstrap and drill new holes in the plate to fit the strap tighter.