Am I the only one that finds they just plainly suck?
No matter how much I tighten them, they always feel slippery, I just have to grab with my toes to desperately try to keep control... i'll have to put heel straps on them... I don't know whether it's a problem related to the pads (no grip) or the straps... anyone has the same problem? I like the board a lot but it's being let down by this problem, at least in my case. I don't like the idea of changing pads&straps.... I don't want to spend more money on my boards. On the presentation on website, the're supposed to be a breakthrough but I' finding the problems that they're supposed to fix with the new system!! I have normal feet, 42 euro size. This probem is mainly when I'm overpowered, but not only.
Any suggestion on bindings that go on nobile boards? I don't want to spend money on straps, but a good pair of bindings... that's another thing.
If the boards were not so good i'd be a bit pissed... in the website Shinn says:
"too many great boards are let down by the quality of their accessories"
"with normal pads, average foots are ok, but small and big feet are left to suffer"
well both statements seem to apply to Nobile. I think heel straps for thsoe like me who are having this problem should solve it though.
The pads are a little hard, which makes 'em more slippery than some, but I've found that if I let my feet sink in to where the balls of my feet rest in the depression towards the front of the strap, they don't really come out too easily, even if I have the straps sort of loose. I've grown to like it. Maybe sanding the tops of the pads will help add grippy- ness to the pads? I've thought about it...
I have UK 7 feet, and have no problems at all with the Nobile/Shinn pads or straps.
You probably are not twisting your front foot enough, which is the whole idea behind a wide footstrap.
You can crank both sides down, and the result is very small.
I have the 2007 666, and have euro size 41. Mine are set to the tightest possible setting when riding with bare feet.
Indeed with overpowered conditions I have the same feeling they are a bit slippery.
What I find strange are the 2 plastic flaps attached to the footpads which have to slide inside the footstrap. But these slide into the bottom part of the strap, which separates these plastic flaps only with a small layer of neoprene, and no other padding.
Due to my rather small feet these plastic flaps overlap. After a 3 hour session I can feel this bump.
For the rest the board in normal conditions does not need straps at all to stay on top of it! First time my straps were too loose, did not loose the board any time!