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[*] posted on 7-7-2017 at 05:14 AM
Anybody using kiteboard heel straps?

I have trouble keeping my feet in the straps when I ride on the water. I have to arch my toes so hard that my calves start aching about 5 minutes in. I've tried different footstraps and making them as tight as possible, but I always seem to slide out. I've heard some people say that they use heel straps. Anybody have any knowledge in this area? The Dakine Raptor heel straps seem to be popular but I can't find them anywhere.

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[*] posted on 7-7-2017 at 10:58 PM

As they aren't currently on Dakine's website and the few stores that had product pages for them, consistently list them as out of stock.... things don't look good for our costumed heros :o . This is generally an indication of a product that has been discontinued. Also noticed that a lot of the reviews are a couple of years old.

Can try contacting Dakine and checking. If they are still producing them, just contact any Dakine dealer and have them order them for you.

If all else fails, KiteBoarding.com stocks the NSI heel straps, but they're a bit more expensive.


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