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lightweight uber comfy footstraps

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Created by Gestalt 29 days ago, 27 Apr 2019
Gestalt
QLD, 12061 posts
27 Apr 2019 9:20AM
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any suggestions. i finally broke my dakine straps so looking for replacement.

preference for light and comfy.

Faff
VIC, 658 posts
27 Apr 2019 11:19AM
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Gestalt said..
any suggestions. i finally broke my dakine straps so looking for replacement.

preference for light and comfy.


Dunno about light, but the Dakine freestyle ones are super comfortable.

Ben1973
218 posts
29 Apr 2019 8:44PM
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Has anyone tried just using standard straps but without the neoprene cover so just the 3webbing straps with the Velcro?
could a a bit rough without boots but I wear 3mm boots nearly all the tiime

tonyk
QLD, 31 posts
29 Apr 2019 11:04PM
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Ben1973 said..
Has anyone tried just using standard straps but without the neoprene cover so just the 3webbing straps with the Velcro?
could a a bit rough without boots but I wear 3mm boots nearly all the tiime


This could work but may not hold it's shape so may be difficult to slip your feet into quickly. Costs nothing to try if you have an old set kicking around.

Gestalt
QLD, 12061 posts
30 Apr 2019 7:21AM
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i dont wear booties so need some comfort

mark62
278 posts
30 Apr 2019 7:35AM
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Dakine contours are hard to beat for comfort, plenty of nice soft padding and they keep their shape.

Gestalt
QLD, 12061 posts
30 Apr 2019 12:34PM
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thx Faff, I'll look into them.

Hey Mark,

I have the contours and really liked them. only issue I find is they stretch. the one I broke was the contour. pretty much exactly what I'm chasing but without the stretch.

ka43
NSW, 2825 posts
30 Apr 2019 5:55PM
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Could be tricky but Gorilla Grip made some super light comfy straps back in the day. A shop may still have some floating around.

Faff
VIC, 658 posts
6 May 2019 9:39PM
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Gestalt said..
thx Faff, I'll look into them.

Hey Mark,

I have the contours and really liked them. only issue I find is they stretch. the one I broke was the contour. pretty much exactly what I'm chasing but without the stretch.


I had fanatic ones before. They always felt either too loose or too tight. In a way, I was always aware of them. I never think about the Dakines. It's like with boots - all the ones I had before were always worse than sailing barefoot (I made a lot of progress when I ditched boots). My current ones - no different to sailing barefoot.

Gestalt
QLD, 12061 posts
7 May 2019 7:42AM
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next time I'm in surf fx I'll check out freestyle dakines.



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