Originally Posted by John Kennett
I wasn't going to chip in because the original post was about how to do it, not if they're a good idea. Since Stoo's started it though, I may as well add my two pence worth.
Although they instinctively sound like a good idea, I don't like footstraps and have never actually felt the need for them. In boats that I've used with footstraps they have never been in quite the right place, and I also much prefer to be able to move me feet around rather than have them stuck in one place. Also as Stoo said, they get in the way and you'll trip over them.
Some people like them though!
I can see your point John. I fitted some to mine (home made, as is the searider way and to fit my boot size) I was going to fit them for people sat at the rear of the jockey too. But decided against it.
If I made them for me they would be too big for friends or family. With the exception of my brother. He has size 16 feet, and unless he has jesus sandles on and big toes with a good grip, they would just be in the way.
I do like them for myself on the whole though. Except when you do move your feet out of them to bring blood back, it can be hard to get your feet back in.