Re: NSI twin tip straps
- --- In kitesurf@y..., gary.p.kjelleren@g... wrote:
> NSI has a new twin tip strap. Bought a pair yesterday. Nois
> adjustment, no holes, no screws, no directions. Apparently there
> a left and right, but this is a little unclear. There is a fortuneI don't beleive there is a left and right as much as there is an
> cookie paper tucked in one end of the strap that says this end to
inside and outside. So, I have the one on the left foot so you can
read NSI and the right foot is upside down. That should put the
fortune cookie paper on the inside for both straps. (which is my
interpretation of this side toward the center.) (who knows maybe I
have them in wrong ;).
To be honest, I couldn't really tell from looking at them wich way
they go and it probabaly doesn't make too much difference. I expect
the foam on the inside is cut differently...... If you look inside
there is a layer of foam like on deck padz glued to the inside of the
webbing, very comfy. Probably why there is no adjustment in the
strap and who wants an adjustable stap? (unless you are lending out
your board all the time, or have a school, or well anyway, I don't
THe strap is very wide and looks like it will be a comfort
> and security improvement over regular straps. Has anybody tried toI like the strap, alot. I had windsurfing hawaii footstraps before
> put these on yet and if so, any recommendations on getting a good
> fit. I would prefer to not be burning lots of holes in the wrong
> spots. Also, and perhaps most importantly, which is left and right?
which are my favorite for windsurfing but these are much more
comfortable and you can bury your whole foot into them and still get
out if you want.
I put them in the same place that my old footstraps went and just
burned a hole 3/4" or so in. I just moved them closer togethor by a
notch this afternoon and that seems like it might be better as more
of the foot is in the strap.
So, I would say, you should put them on the ground, put your foot in
all the way so that it comes right close to the ankle and then hold
it down and mark the spots where you want screws. The washer should
make them a little bit tighter. I don't expect you want them putting
pressure on the front of your ankle bone but what do I know?
Don't sweat it and go kiting,