On 2002-10-03 22:58, Anonymous wrote:
I have been riding a wakeboard with bindings for the past 10 months or so and I am now switching to footstraps to learn new tricks(one/no foot etc). Will I be ok by just sticking foot straps with baseplates and changing my 1.25 inch fins to 2.0 on my Jimmy Lewis dominatrix vulcan II 137 by 15? I weigh 185 lbs.
My first impression is that I would need a board that is bigger and has more fins. Anybody with experience or advice in this area?
thanks in advance!
I rode bindings for 2 summers. I finally made the switch to straps after 3 failed attempts previously, to like them. I also owned a custom JL Dominatrix Vulcan II. I have since moved on to other boards, but not because of straps. You can edge just as powerfully in straps. What I suffered most from, was excepting the wobbly ankles, and floppy loose feet. The solution for me was rigid straps with no flex. The Dakine Contour strap mounted to a slingshot sandal plate worked for me. I also built one plate using an old binding base and sticking the SS pad on it. You can see pictures of it on my web site. You don't need big fins to use straps.
I installed my countour straps backwards, with base twisted. It locks the foot better. You have to try it to see what it does.
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