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TOPIC: Best Footstraps

Best Footstraps 1 month 1 week ago #1

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The SB stock Drake footstraps on my Atom are dead and I am looking for advice on what to replace them with. I tend to like slimmer straps rather than ver thick and plush straps. I was looking at the MFC for a replacement. Anyone has tried them? thx.

Best Footstraps 1 month 1 week ago #2

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I have the same problem . Where did you find the MFC? I would prefer them compared to Dakine . I was looking around online, short from sending emails, but couldn’t find MFCs or Drakes stocked anywhere. Thought maybe I’ll buy the Dakine Tyrant or Slim if I can’t find anything better.

Best Footstraps 1 month 1 week ago #3

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LHere you go: I sent a note to MFC and they replied with the contact info of someone who takes care of retail orders. Here is his name and email :
Jackson Holden
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What seems appealing to me with the MFCs are:
External Adjustment System. When the water temp has reached 60-65 degrees I adjust footstraps frequently because I sail barefoot on Lake Michigan and with booties on lake Winnebago (sharp zebra mussels!) :pinch:
Goya uses them on their boards
They look simple and efficient
They cost $20 each!

In couldn't find Drakes anywhere either but in Europe...

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Best Footstraps 1 month 1 week ago #4

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Awesome, thanks! My Drakes are still usable-the underside neoprene padding is cut only from one side and it doesn’t twist and the velcro is not cutting into my booties yet, so I’m not is hurry to replace them. I also like the Dakine Slim which adjust from the screws. It’s a hassle if you adjust a lot, but I do only twice a year and the screw adjustments allow me to set them precisely every time-like the numerical system of the Drakes. On the other hand I like the looks of the MFCs.
www.dakine.com/en-us/sport/windsurf/wind...CEAQYBSABEgJRLPD_BwE

Best Footstraps 1 month 6 days ago #5

Gregory wrote:
The SB stock Drake footstraps on my Atom are dead and I am looking for advice on what to replace them with. I tend to like slimmer straps rather than ver thick and plush straps. I was looking at the MFC for a replacement. Anyone has tried them? thx.


I'm not saying these are the best, this is my current set-up on both boards. I'm using the Dakine X lace. The back strap is wider, I think they call it X Lace wave. For a 3 strap set-up. But what I do is use 3 X lace waves for all the straps. For a 3 strap set-up. They have lots of surface area and don't need to be as tight(cranked down). And I can slip my foot out very easily. They don't have any Velcro to mess with and no sharp edges. They have an external strap with buckle. The strap can be tucked back in under the top layer. The external half red ring is a quick release for the buckle. I also use the Twist Control tabs. If I didn't have these strap i would be looking at the Dakine Core Contours. They have that wide back strap too. But they're fixed in their adjustment.


Dakine X lace
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Twist Control tabs
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Best Footstraps 1 month 5 days ago #6

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The X lays look great if you adjust a lot indeed . I have the core contour, which are slim but wide -wave/freestyle type and adjust from the screws - not suitable for regular adjustments.
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