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Footstrap Position Question

Futura 101, what is the center footstrap position intention?

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Re: Footstrap Position Question

I think inboard positions make it more turny. Outside for leverage on a bigger fin– maybe more for flat water, big sail & fin and going fast.
I'm sure others will have a more nuanced take Good

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Chris is technically correct. Imho those inboard straps are either for people with really big feet and normal straps have their heels dragging in the water or people who bought the wrong board (or more charitably a board their not ready for)
Edit: have reconsidered these remarks. See below
Futuras are supposed to be like detuned iSonics so are supposed to have slalom type characteristics. That means outboard stance pushing on and riding off a firm fin with plenty of power. The rocker line, bottom v etc are oriented towards that. If you want an easier riding and turning board, something like a Carve will be more suitable.
None of this is saying Futuras are bad boards. They do what they are meant to do well. I have a smaller one and hated it until I rode it in its intended style. Then it was a blast

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Chris is technically correct. Imho those inboard straps are either for people with really big feet and normal straps have their heels dragging in the water or people who bought the wrong board (or more charitably a board their not ready for)

But what do you think Starboard had in mind for that strap position?
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I would suggest starting with the inboard position. Getting into the straps in the outboard position is frustrating. I don’t have big feet, but my heels were always in the water and I couldn’t control the board. The rail was sinking, board was turning upwind and loosing speed. Maybe it was just lack of experience, but after 3 years I still use inboard position. If you feel that you can handle more, you can always put it back to the outboard position.
https://windsurf.star-board.com/stories/flatwater-blasting-how-to-really-fly/

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Re: Footstrap Position Question

I guess my comments were more oriented towards Stephen who is already blasting in the straps. But we are both saying similar things. Since Starboard has many similar sized boards I thought it useful for people to understand why one might choose say the Carve vs the Futura.

Ed, now that you are very experienced, you might enjoy trying the outside position since you like riding powered up and at speed.

Good link

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Update, rode a Tabou 115 race in the outboard position today after being on a FSW board yesterday with 3 inboard straps.

Zoom, zoom. Recommended for those ready.

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rode a Tabou 115 race in the outboard position today after being on a FSW board yesterday
Guessing you're still somewhere other than ATL Scratch one-s head
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Ashevillejanes wrote:
webguy wrote:

Chris is technically correct. Imho those inboard straps are either for people with really big feet and normal straps have their heels dragging in the water or people who bought the wrong board (or more charitably a board their not ready for)

But what do you think Starboard had in mind for that strap position?
After much thinking about this, I agree with Ed that the inboard straps make the board easier to ride as footstrap technique and sailing with power aren't as critical. I do feel that getting the most out of the shape of a board like the Futura which is intended to be a free race board means using the outboard position. For more free ride oriented boards like the Carve, you can use both depending on your riding style. The same would apply to similar boards from other brands like Fanatic Hawk vs Blast/Gecko.

Chris, yes. Pics and details upcoming.

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webguy wrote:

Chris, yes. Pics and details upcoming.

Watch out, I think this site has a policy about restricted content...

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dave_delozier wrote:
webguy wrote:

Chris, yes. Pics and details upcoming.

Watch out, I think this site has a policy about restricted content...

That's okay. I know the manager... Biggrin

Either that or we'll both be on the banned list

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Freestyle:

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