What we think: These are a great alternative to having straps on your surfboard or foilboard. It makes switching your feet during tacks or jibes much easier and smoother! Great for transitioning to riding strapless as well!
• Provides support and safety for your foiling
• Perfect learning tool for entry-level foilers
• Safer than straps, prevents ankle injuries
• Universal mount with variable stance and angle adjustments
• One size fits all, bootie compatible
• Offered from the leaders in foil technology
Slingshot's foot hooks provide key leverage, a locked-in feel and the confidence of knowing you can kick free of your board when you crash. No more twisted ankles and sketchy crashes from getting stuck to your foil board.
Standard foot straps are a useful tool for foiling, but because it’s easy to get your feet stuck, they also limit mobility and increase the risk of injury, particularly to the ankles. This is especially true during the early stages of foiling progression, when crashing at awkward angles is common. Foot Hooks are the happy-medium. They provide key leverage to get the board in position and keep it secure but, unlike foot straps, they’re extremely easy to disengage from during a crash.
Foot Hooks give you the security and stability you want while eliminating the risks of injury from getting your feet stuck in foot straps.
Sold in a set of two, Foot Hooks attach to your board’s standard foot strap mounts, with the opening of the hooks facing inward. Mounting can be adjusted based on the board’s insert options to accommodate for rider stance preferences. In addition to standard mounting (parallel with the board’s rails), the hooks also have angular options that allow them to be mounted at side angles.
Foot Hooks are covered in a cushy layer of padding for comfort and safety. The angle of the hook is intended for a loose fit, to provide leverage and support but not fully secure the rider’s foot to the board. Will work with booties, although the fit will be more snug.
Slingshot board sports.
Since 1981 Tony Logosz and his brother Jeff have dedicated themselves to the performance and design of quality water sports equipment. Years of hard work and innovation, that is spawned from Tony’s ability to think in original ways, is what fuels them today. In 1999, after numerous innovations in windsurfing, wakeboarding and other major sports, both set forth to found Slingshot. Since then Slingshot has grown to be a global brand which caters to top kiteboarders and wakeboarders in the world.
Slingshot today: achieving this level of success commits us to our core beliefs. People who ride Slingshot will always come first. Our commitment to quality, innovative design, testing and riding have been a driving force for an entire decade. Through this decade we have been awarded four U.S. patents that make kiteboarding more convenient and safer. We also proudly license patents, from other great innovators of our sport, to help establish high levels of quality and set industry standards. This contributes to the prosperity and growth of kiteboarding and wakeboarding.