In general, most kiteboards come with some type of foot strap that allows riders to attach and detach from the board easily. While not always true, this is usually required if you're looking to do jumps and board off tricks. Bindings are usually used by wake style riders trying to perform wakeboarding tricks.
The patent-pending Litewave Foot Lock System (FLS) Sandal is the best foot-to-board connection available period.
The 2013 Litewave Sandal Binding has a 6” wide lace-up section that covers more of your foot for more edge control than a footstrap. The 2013 Litewave Sandal Bindings connection at four points eliminates fore-aft rocking to give the rider more direct edge control. With the 2013 Litewave Sandal Binding when you press on your toes, 100% of the energy is transferred to the edge of the board.
The 2013 Litewave Sandal Binding injection molded pad is soft and superbly contoured to keep your heel locked in, form-fit your arch, and a toe-shelf lets you really hang on with your toes. The 2013 Litewave Sandal Binding thermoformed grip insert redefines traction.
The 2013 Litewave Sandal Bindings Lace-up strap part uniquely attaches to the footpad independently of the screw that holds only the pad down to the board. This makes it super easy to attach and remove, much like a wake binding.
2013 Litewave Sandal Binding Sizes
The FLS Sandal Binding is available in 2 sizes, USA 5-11 or USA 9-14. The FLS comes standard on all Litewave twin-tip boards or is available separately
If you are a beginner or want a good all-round board, we suggest the slip-in binding. Wake style bindings can be difficult to take off and put on, especially while in the water. With one hand on the kite, this can make adjustments and removal quite difficult. Having a board strapped to your feet with a secure boot binding can also not be a good situation. The kite will keep going and the board might not always be in the best of positions. Slip in binding are a good compromise and allow you to spend more time riding instead of working on your equipment. As with all configurations, there are pros and cons to weigh out when selecting your bindings, so a little homework and research might be in order.
At kite-line, we offer bindings from Cabrinha, Litewave, North, NSI and Dakine. If you have any questions, let us know how we can clear things up.