Slingshot's Half Straps are exactly what the name suggests- they're half of a foot strap designed to provide key leverage, a locked-in feel with the confidence of knowing you can kick free of your board when you crash. No more twisted ankles and sketchy crashes from getting stuck to your foil board.
Standard foot straps are a useful tool for foiling, but because it’s easy to get your feet stuck, they also limit mobility and increase the risk of injury, particularly to the ankles. This is especially true during the early stages of foiling progression, when crashing at awkward angles is common. The Half Strap is the happy-medium. They provide key leverage to get the board in position and keep it secure but, unlike foot straps, they’re extremely easy to disengage from during a crash.
Half Straps give you the security and stability you want while eliminating the risks of injury from getting your feet stuck in foot straps.
Sold in a set of two, the Half Strap attaches to your board’s standard foot strap mounts, with the opening of the hooks facing inward. Mounting can be adjusted based on the board’s insert options to accommodate for rider stance preferences. In addition to standard mounting (parallel with the board’s rails), the hooks also have angular options that allow them to be mounted at side angles.
They are covered in a cushy layer of padding for comfort and safety. The angle of the hook is intended for a loose fit, to provide leverage and support but not fully secure the rider’s foot to the board. Will work with booties, although the fit will be more snug.
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