Hey WestOzzy - yes tried the apex when they first arrived... They look good but lack the grippy feel and dual stage compression damping that these ones have.
I rate the 'pads' only - the straps are pretty ordinary. If you pair them with the Dakine Warlock straps, youll have the best combo ever made !!
Fair enough take ya word for it. I can't fault my apex pads and straps. Love em, but heard good things about those warlocks hey.
Okay another pad to look into then always can find better I suppose.
What gives me the shits is the board manufactures, especially the specific ones where that's all they produce, you think they would have the dux nuts of footstraps. Really go out to pair their boards with world class pads and straps as they make such a difference. But every board I have ever owned I have then had to buy a decent external set. Not naming any names because that serves no purpose but I demo a shit load of boards and always end up wacking my own set on after while. Just inferior, always. Maybe its to keep the cost down, don't know?
So unreal construction and designs of boards out there. Maybe spend a bit more of their r and d budget on the bloody straps and pads hey!
Anyhow tell me what's so good about these pads? Do you combine with he warlocks then ? Got a picture? Will look into them as I think pads and straps are such an important part of the board.