I guess you're talking about the increased foam padding sitting right under the toes on both the front and rear footpads. I've found this extra padding provides a better dampening and a much more comfy ride in chop, especially making the jibe more precise and secure while blasting full speed in the curve. I love it on the iS76 with all footstraps on the back, front straps inboard, rear straps outboard. This extra padding/ridge is not present on iS86, however.
Upon first setup, fully open the Velcro closure and make the footstraps very wide, it's then easier to bend them while screwing them down to the deck.
Last edited by Jean-Marc; 30th October 2007 at 12:50 AM.