Strap placement is personal preference and depends on your conditions. Move them around, try it out. I have the 08 freestyle fish, most of time I ride without straps. The front hook provides security when needed, mostly when getting slammed by beach break. My straps go on when it gets choppy, because of the flat rocker and width, the FF tends to bounce around.
then wnhen you put on the straps ...ehen postion you choice? rear? front? ..the max separate front rear?
and....who boardbag are good to transport the 5,3? de north combobag? o de concept x 169? to trasnport all the toys to the beach?