Submitted: 09-18-2007 by jw
If you never push on the foot braces to get that extra bit of oomph, this product may satisfy you. While on the last mile of a kayak race in Seattle one footbrace deformed enough to fall off the rail. Not broken, just too flexible to meet reliability standards. I had worried about this issue after feeling them give a bit on a few short workout paddles.
I replaced these with Sea Dog braces, also made of plastic, but quite a bit easier to adjust, and so far, with no noticeable flexion.