Following tkettlepoint above post, just wanted to focus on this very clever foot straps that, IMHO, would be ideal for Kitefoilers, for both beginners and expertstkettlepoint wrote: ok found my horns from OZ... you can take off the round button or leave it on. Hell I know even know where I seen them to order them it has been that long ago. have had them for a lot of years and never used them now I have a reason to use them to learn
Does somebody know if they have been exported outside Australia ? Are they still available somewhere ?
It can be mounted semi closed (black part at the rear of your foot) or totally open as on the picture bellow
Here is the original product description (Jan 2007 to Dec 2008)
predatorsurf.com wrote: Predator Surf Straps have been designed out of necessity to surf waves better. Tow-in surfers, kiteboarders, windsurfers, skimboarders and landboarders, will be able to use more of the surface area of the board to control their speed and maneuverability, rather than being strapped into one position.
Predator Surf Straps have been developed to change the future of water based board sports, especially in the waves. Predator Surf Straps allow you to generate speed from the firmness of the strap, stall and do carving turns when the foot is on the tail, and boost big air when your feet are in the straps.
Riders can use their board either goofy or natural without removing the straps to adjust them - by using the bridge of their foot to push the strap into position they can change their stance.
Predators are the safest surf strap available. The Predator Surf Strap is forward mounted and the back of the strap is completely open. Easy to escape from, the rigid yet flexible form reduces the amount of foot ankle and knee injuries that can be caused by being locked into fixed foot straps. Predator Lock Blocks can be installed to give a more traditional strapped in feel. The optional Lock Block is fixed to the underside of the strap - not to the board. It holds your foot in position, but allows for a quick exit when wiping out in most situations.
Predator Surf Straps are made from a semi flexible plastic inner, surrounded by a soft spongy rubber. A wedge kit is also provided to adjust the tilt of the strap, that will either tighten or loosen the arch support, and give added comfort.
Two years of research and development have gone into the Predator Surf Strap. Board riders can now experience the best of both worlds - strapped or unstrapped. Enjoy!!!!!!!