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Footstrap inserts in duotone fish

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Created by dkeating 6 months ago, 19 Apr 2020
dkeating
VIC, 185 posts
19 Apr 2020 8:50PM
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Hi I was wondering how hard, if practical and a rough cost to put footstap inserts in a 2020 duotone fish surfboard. I'm after a a lightwind surfboard with straps.
I know most people say you should ride strapless, but I get frustrated in the white water surf going out when the board gets washed off straight from under my feet, and I prefer to do small jumps over the top of the waves with board securely attached to feet.
I like my 2015 nugget with straps was going to upgrade to a 2019 nugget but sell out items now are scarce so I started looking at the duotone fish, duotones nugget replacement but has no footstrap insert options.
If I picked one up a cheap 2nd hand demo or run out one it may be practical to add the inserts.
Thanks for any input ideas.

Gazuki
WA, 1202 posts
20 Apr 2020 4:37AM
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I think all kite surfboards should have inserts. For those against it, you don't have to use it.
May as well just buy standard surfboard?. More options,. You can get a pretty solid China press for half a "proper kite surfboard" costs.




vendeavours
VIC, 360 posts
20 Apr 2020 3:43PM
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Or you support local Australia kite board makers Which in most cases are better shape and lighter The cost for brass strap inserts to be installed $150 to $180 Note also you will need to remove pads And assume buy new pads to replace There are a number of Melbourne/Vic I use Smookboards

Gazuki
WA, 1202 posts
20 Apr 2020 4:20PM
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I wasn't referring to the custom board builders like yourself, more the generic big brand pop outs. (Also made in China)

vendeavours
VIC, 360 posts
20 Apr 2020 8:24PM
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Gazuki said..
I wasn't referring to the custom board builders like yourself, more the generic big brand pop outs. (Also made in China)


All good Gaz Like to try pop outs Also love the look on guy's faces when they try custom board after riding these type of boards Keep safe to WA crew

Gazuki
WA, 1202 posts
20 Apr 2020 6:55PM
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Yeah my first custom board from Dave at Katana was night and day. I thinking it might be time to treat myself again soon ??



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