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Boots Vs straps

Postby ben newman » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:45 am

The old debate... Andy didn't give an answer but there are some nice tricks in this short vid.


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Re: Boots Vs straps

Postby DirkGently » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:05 am

He missed all his grabs. Except for the sent ones. Or maybe he was just trying to swat a fly away from the edge of his board.

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Re: Boots Vs straps

Postby edt » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:12 am

DirkGently wrote:He missed all his grabs. Except for the sent ones. Or maybe he was just trying to swat a fly away from the edge of his board.



andy likes to throw his elbow not as much head movement to initiate counter rotation on slims & kgb or to continue rotation and finish a mobe. I agree it sometimes looks like a sloppy grab.

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Re: Boots Vs straps

Postby C Johnson » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:38 am

based off the riding sequence I'd say he strongly prefers boots.


And that's supposedly after coming from a straps background too..


interesting....

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Re: Boots Vs straps

Postby eitan80 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:14 am

Mostly straps for me, unless super flat water.

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Re: Boots Vs straps

Postby TheJoe » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:57 pm

Boots with power. Can't keep board on my feet with straps if kite is low.

Straps if I have to send the kite to get off the water.

Strapless is for waves. (had to throw that in there).

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Re: Boots Vs straps

Postby braveman » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:26 am

How about those heel straps ?

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Re: Boots Vs straps

Postby jedi1 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:12 am

braveman wrote:How about those heel straps ?


They're crap, as you don't have advantages of boots and you lose all of the advantages of straps. What I mean is you can't kick your board away and at the same time your ankle is not stable as in boots.

eitan80 wrote:Mostly straps for me, unless super flat water.


Why is that? Boots excel in choppy waters, much easier to hold your edge.


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