The Jackson Footbags are really cool. They might not be for everyone, some folks just perfer something different. But, in the right application they are perfect. Jackson has been pretty quite about any changes, but they have been happening. The hose length is longer, the pump is better, and the quality has been great. I was very nervous when they first came out. I'm not the quickest to jump onto new technology. But, over the past couple of seasons I've been blown away on how well the bags have held up.
Like just about anything in life different people prefer different things. Some like foam and others like the bag. If you want the same fit everytime you get in the boat, and have time to dial in you footing: than foam might be for you. If you chage boats, change shoes, and you want adjustability on the fly- get a Jackson Footbag.
They have been great for our rental fleet. With so many companies out there demanding customized foam to really enjoy the boat. A footbag is the only way to go for demoing. If we didn't have them: we'd be getting slammed on the net for not providing the perfect footfoam for every boat demo. Now we just throw and go.
One thing to make sure is that you set-up the bag. It's not a given that it will be perfect each time. You need to do a few of things to get the perfect fit.
1) Preshape the bag with your hands. Create a pocket on each side for your feet to slide into. Gives a nice comfy rap around toes.
2) Lock in your desired shape. Have the valve open before getting in. Make the shape you want by pushing your feet into the bag, and then close the valve.
3) Adjust your fit. Now add air until you get the support you desire.
It's as easy as 1,2,3.
You can go to www.jacksonkayak.com
for better instructions and details for performance. It's a great system, and the best footbag on the market.