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Re: Favorite Surf Straps

Postby Northern Monkey » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:36 am

These are nice.
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Re: Favorite Surf Straps

Postby Tightlines » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:46 am

Another vote for the Dakine Windsurfing ones as suggested by Peter_Frank
I use the Supremo's, there may be others as good these days but these are the best by far of the few brands I have tried.
http://www.surfsailaustralia.com.au/sho ... Footstraps

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Re: Favorite Surf Straps

Postby Don Lester » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:17 pm

I have to agree with Peter Frank. Regular old windsurfing Dakine straps are the best for surf boards..............

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Re: Favorite Surf Straps

Postby mikelet » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:24 pm

+1 vote for NSI Proton footstraps :D
By far the most comfortable i tried,difficult to find them here in europe.
Other board on the Dakine x-lace wave (Symmetricals) and also like it but not as much as NSI's

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Re: Favorite Surf Straps

Postby Phil » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:57 pm

:idea:
Similar to the Cab's... and initialy designed for Windsurf racing ! :lol:

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Re: Favorite Surf Straps

Postby mocolombo » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:04 pm

Did anybody tested the Mystic G-Strap adjustable ( http://www.live2kite.com/mystic-gstrap- ... p-351.html ) ?

How about these?

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Re: Favorite Surf Straps

Postby Windrider » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:50 pm

Phil wrote:My favorites are the Cabrinha ones
Use them on all the boards I own or test :cool2:

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The North are also very good

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I vote for the Cabrinha straps shown in this picture. They are very loose, and wide in the right places. I like my directional straps to be very loose so as not to impede foot motion. Straps on a directional are mainly only there to keep the board with me when I jump. I like jumping in waves (both going out and while on the wave). I wouldn't like having to sacrifice use of a hand simply to grab onto the board in the air. I'd rather be free to focus on the kite placement for the landing.

Different strokes for different folks. Your mileage may vary.

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Re: Favorite Surf Straps

Postby Ian » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:09 pm

FYI The Cabrinha straps were developed especially for kitesurfing. The NP guys "borrowed" the design, but added internal plastic which makes them less comfy for kiting.

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Re: Favorite Surf Straps

Postby vasco » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:05 am

Don Lester wrote:I have to agree with Peter Frank. Regular old windsurfing Dakine straps are the best for surf boards..............


I disagree,too hard, i friend of mine got injured with those with a board twist.
I like my straps soft and a bit loose, I ride with them like i ride with no straps.
I use the straps mainly to help me jumping over white water.
Currently using LF surf straps.

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Re: Favorite Surf Straps

Postby Windrider » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:41 am

Ian wrote:FYI The Cabrinha straps were developed especially for kitesurfing. The NP guys "borrowed" the design, but added internal plastic which makes them less comfy for kiting.

Ian

Interesting... because another good thing about the Cabrinha straps is that you can step on them instead of "in them" and they squashed down nicely under your foot, and they spring back really well once you step off of them to slide your foot in.

Overall excellent straps for the directional. Mine came with my Cabrinha 6'1" Tow Surf board. Super board!


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