Auahuasca - while the fone pads are soft on outside edges, you can push your finger through the heel point to the board WTF stupid design there and took mine off the day i got the board !!!
Coming down from megaloops hard I tried most pads about to find expensive hype and bullshit pads that let your feet slip - rather than suck in and lock AND take huge impact forces - without just being a block of rubber, my board barely comes off my foot now except the biggest wipeouts.
Check out ebay/kiteboarding and there the black and white footpads n straps. I dont rate the straps, but for 51$ + postage worldwide who cares... Buy Dakine Warlock straps - brilliant combo...
Hank is the seller and youll get top service from that bloke and 5-7 days delivery.
My friends have change to them - now that their million dollar pads feel like bricks when landing or bouncing through choppy crap.. and your also right, not to blame the board