In all surfboards for kiting on the market, the front anchoring inserts are not placed forward enough to allow changing the placement the front strap according to the wave and wind conditions.
Being able to change the placement of the forward front foot strap helps in the case of lighter winds when one needs to decrease the drag of the board, while being able to use straps to negotiate larger than average size waves. In addition, it optimizes cruising speed and decreases the bouncing oscillation over the chops. Thus, being able to have greater pressure of the front foot is crucial, making the ride more comfortable and less tiring.
The beauty of the longer setting system is that one can easily adjust the straps to suit any change in conditions or preferences.
My questions is: Can I order a board with an extra set of mounting screw inserts placed a few inches forward for the front strap?
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