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Old 12th December 2007, 04:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy Foot coming out of my Footstaps

How can I stop my front foot from creeping back out of my footstraps on a slalom board. i have moved the boom height down and tightened the footstaps and loosened them an still the same problem. Help me.
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Old 12th December 2007, 04:57 AM   #2
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Try keep the straps comfortably tight, have your foot in far enough so the toes are completely exposed on the other side of the strap - no further really as you want to be able to remove it easily or you could damage your ankle in a wipout. Dig your heel in and lever your foot from the heel to the strap (point your toes to the sky) so as to be trying to lift the leeward rail keep a little extra pressure on your front foot- that should keep it from slipping out.
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Old 12th December 2007, 05:45 AM   #3
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if you've already tried your boom height (and dropping it a little would be worth a try) try your mast base further forward - try in small increments
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Old 12th December 2007, 08:48 AM   #4
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You might want to consider the fin size and stiffness. Too much fin can make it tough to maintain your stance in the front straps. Is the lift you are experiencing tough to control or balance?
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Old 12th December 2007, 12:25 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, but I have tried all these things and my foot still works its way back out, very scary when going fast.
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Old 12th December 2007, 02:22 PM   #6
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Try to move harness lines further back on the boom
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Old 12th December 2007, 06:25 PM   #7
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Default Footstraps

There could be numeroeus reason for the front foot coming out.

However, if you was to move your mast forward that would instantly solve the problem.


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Old 12th December 2007, 06:29 PM   #8
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I have had this problem on most of my boards and in the end I,ve had to install extra plugs into the boards or make my own boards.Most boards don,t come with enough choices.Have a look at a non drill solution for foot straps at www.mtbest.net.au Hope this helps as you carn,t go fast if your not comfortable.
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Old 12th December 2007, 06:33 PM   #9
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Sorry www.mtbest.net No au
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Old 15th December 2007, 05:35 AM   #10
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Default Frontfoot

Your problem is the price we have to pay for the wide/short modern boards. Its a well known problem since the hypersonic.
1 Lower the boom
2 The mastfoot a bit forward
3 minimize the distance between the front and rearstrap (frontstrap backwards)
4 Smaller fin
5 A real stable sail when well powered up
6 Maximal downhaul

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