footstrap positions without modifying the sailboard
by Tom Chalko
Speed sailboards seem to be developed for quite tall sailors.
Without the superior height I found that my front leg was not
long enough to make my downwind speed-sailing stance comfortable.
In January 2007, when Andrew Daff (my sailing
mentor) was almost ready to install extra footstrap plugs in his
Isonic 50 sailboard I suggested using stainless steel bars. We
both implemented the idea the next day and found it very practical.
Since then we both improve our Personal Best speed results in
almost every sailing session with sufficient wind.
The method of extending footstrap positions using sufficiently
strong bars allows placing footstraps almost anywhere on the sailboard
for maximum comfort, stability and performance.