I KNOW it is a clear sign that I should go strapless, but we were not all born Mitu Monteiro and besides straps are convenient for jumping and when it is totally choppy.
I have a North Nugget (model 2012), and the adjustable straps delivered with the board are indeed adjustable, except that they do not lock, and for as tight as you may adjust them, they will become totally loose in less than 10 minutes of riding.
I complained loudly to North about this, and the kiteshop was kind enough to send me another pair of footstraps produced by Ion (which I believe might be behind some North equipments). The straps had a slightly different design, but suffered from the same issue, they don t lock strong enough the position and become loose almost as quickly as you start putting your feet in.
The results of loose footstraps is quite bad: I ve been twisting my feet in the straps a couple of time, or even worse loosing one foot in the air while jumping, fearing for my knees to suffer on the landing.
Would anyone in the kiteforum community have a recommendation of straps that work for directionnal and are indeed adjustable, without getting loose?
Thank you very much in advance,