2020 Duotone Vario Footpads and Straps

2020 Duotone Vario Combo

Footpads & Strap Combo

Comfortable and durable, the ergonomically shaped pads deliver a satisfying ride and a cushy feel at a great price point.

An essential part of the Duotone collection, the Vario Combo footpads and straps are compatible with all Duotone boards, from every generation. Structured, comfortable and durable, the ergonomically shaped pads deliver a satisfying ride and cushy feel. Its proven anti-slip features guarantee a firm grip for optimum communication between you and the board. The strap insertions and track system ensure that the strap's width and pad's stance can be easily mounted on the board, and adjusted when needed. The advanced Velcro closure offers compatibility across a broad range of sizes, and is quick and easy to use.

 

Your Stance!

Kiteboarding Stance Width

WIDE STANCE
+ More stability in landings
+ Can hold more power
- Increased inner side knee injury risk with overwide stance

NARROW STANCE
+ Greater maneuverability
+ Less resistance in rotations

Taller people need a wider stance than shorter people. To find your stance width, jump forward and land in a comfortable squatting position.

Kiteboard Stance Pad Position

CENTRED PADS
+ More stability in landings (weight lands through center of board)
- Harder to edge heelside with small feet

CLOSER TO HEELSIDE
+ Easier to edge on heels for upwind and jumping
- Less stability in landings (weight lands off center)
- Harder to edge toeside

If you suffer pain in shins, move position towards heels for easier edging.

Kiteboarding Stance Foot Angle

DUCK FOOTED (WIDE ANGLE)
+ More maneuverability in various riding styles (IE carving and toeside)
- Increased inner side knee injury risk with over ducked stance

PARALLEL STANCE
+ Greater stability in landings
+ Less resistance in rotations

If suffering pain at the inside of knee, move angle closer to parallel. Look for your natural foot angle when you squat.