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 2013 NSI Double Stuff Oreo Foot Pad is just as the name implies—double stuffed with an extra thick, ultra cushy version of the Oreo lay-up. The 2013 NSI Double Stuff Oreo Foot Pad increases the core layer to 3/4" thick, and the top traction layer is a unique black diamond material. The thick white layer between the black top and bottom makes the plate look like a Double Stuff Oreo. This 2013 NSI Double Stuff Oreo Foot Pad lay-up offers the most absorption of any production pads and allows the foot to "sink into" the pad and footstrap for massive foot retention. Great in choppy conditions, tired knees and aggressive freestyle riding on boards with stiffer flex. Made with a new, softer and slightly thinner top traction material, in black only, Your choice of Sandwich Plate, Production Plate or Wake-style Plate.
The 2013 NSI Ultra Crush Oreo Foot Pad lay-up is a contoured, multi density pad that is extra cushy. The 2013 NSI Ultra Crush Oreo Foot Pad lay-up features a new 1/2" firm, yet highly compliant, mini cell foam, offering the most shock resistance of any pad core material. The 2013 NSI Ultra Crush Oreo Foot Pad material lets your foot sink into the pad for superior retention. The heel area of the pad is elevated, enhancing rail-to-rail performance and the pad has a toe grab rib and arch support for increased comfort. Made with a new, softer and slightly thinner top traction material (only available in black).
The 2014 Cabrinha H1S Foot Strap can be used for all types of directional riding from any freerace board to surfboards and raceboards. The 2014 Cabrinha H1S Foot Strap shares the same DNA as the H1, the 2014 Cabrinha H1S is a supportive, lightweight and flexible symmetrical shaped adjustable strap.
The 2014 Cabrinha Ultra Light Foot Straps symmetrical outline is perfect for riding goofy-footed or regular on the same board. Developed on the North Shore of Maui, this strap is also perfect for tow-surfing. If you are looking for the most comfortable footstrap on the planet look no further than the Cabrinha ultralight strap. The Ultralight strap has mirrored the evolution of the surfing and racing trend to meet the needs for the hard core rider.
2014 Cabrinha Ultra Light Foot Strap Features
Perfect set up for surfboards, raceboard, and tow surfing
NSI's original kite specific foot strap has morphed into the NEW NSI Proton Kite Strap. The NEW design offers all the comfort of the original Adam footstrap, with added convenience of NSI's unique cam buckle adjustment system for fast and easy customized size adjustment. Super lightweight performance, with a large adjustment range and easy "on the fly" adjustment. Four stainless steel washers included. Set of Two.
NSI, a true innovator in kiteboarding, has designed a foot strap that will "rule" the market and have the industry scrambling for a knock off.
Built with the same consistent high quality materials as the popular Adam Koch Pro Kite Strap, the new design has an integrated ladder strap and ratchet buckle, This accommodates a HUGE range of adjustment that will completely cement your feet to your board with comfort and no hot spots. And easy on the water adjustment and you can change your foot wear and still use the same straps. Great in schools and for multiple users of a board.
Specifiy color when ordering.
(Black, Blue Camo, Green Camo)
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.