Front footstraps

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Front footstraps

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I have a single insert line for the rear screws on my smaller Nexen 60L board. On my Armstrong 88L there are two parallel lines so I have two footstraps with two screws/washers each (same on the Fanatic Sky Wing but I never strapped it up at 110L).

Has anyone used things like this on a wingfoil board:
https://takuma.com/world/boards-parts/3 ... -lite.html
https://www.northshoreinc.com/store/pc/ ... roduct=559
https://www.mackiteboarding.com/f-one-f ... strap-set/
https://www.mackiteboarding.com/mystic- ... footstrap/

Do many boards only have a single centre line of insert holes for the front footstraps? Any recos on the above or other recos for footstraps in this scenario? Right now I have one strap for 'regular stance'. I could ride switch all day but that's not the reco I want :lol:

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Re: Front footstraps

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NSI are good for freeride, but not jumping. I use standard windsurf velcro straps double up by removing the neoprene from the lower strap. Never had a problem. Much more secure than the v straps and more foot range. I also remove the screw neoprene on my rear strap to butt my rear foot up against them with minimal discomfort for freeride.
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Re: Front footstraps

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Thanks for the feedback/info. I had some Fanatic footstraps that came with my Sky Wing in 2021. I tried putting them on the new board but don't think there is a workaround to get two on. I like having the two on the Armstrong board, mostly to land my feet when switching on foil and positioning them without too much thought. Actual riding with them is okay-to-indifferent. Not yet jumping but maybe one day, in which case I'd need all straps. Would have to figure out the rear strap, which with one day testing (today) it isn't my favorite. Didn't like rear foot strapped and front free when riding goofy.
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Re: Front footstraps

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The workaround is to get a sewing stitch ripper and remove the neoprene screw cover on the lower fanatic footstrap. All that's left is webbing. Overlap the two front fanatic straps and screw it down firm. Wait a day for the boards deck pad to compress, then re-tighten. Alternatively sand down (or cut out) the boards deck pad where the straps attach. I've done this on all my boards. Hate the offset y setups. Never ride back foot in straps, front out. You'll rip your back knee to pieces in a crash.
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