Adjustable via a locking rail or webbing system, properly adjusted footbraces increase your kayak stability and control. Certain models of footbraces control the kayak’s rudder. A properly adjusted footbrace should allow your knees and thighs to fit snugly under the cockpit rim and/or thighbraces. Our locking gas pedal style (see attached), has a lift up flag lever allowing you to move the pedal with your feet then put the flag down to lock. It is best to wear a soft neoprene bootie when paddling, for comfort and to facilitate pedal use.
For kayaks with rudder using sliding footbrace system.
IMPORTANT: After all your adjustments are complete and you are seated in your kayak, verify that you can still easily exit your kayak. If your kayak is equipped with a rudder, confirm it is deploying and functioning properly. Ultimately, time spent in your kayak will be your best indicator as to what needs further adjustment and which areas of your body may require additional padding.