Originally Posted by jacy
Can you insert leg straps? It looks like there are some small D-rings that you could rig them into. Thanks for the info on XStream...I was turned onto Zoik from their site in the first place...cheap good boats.
Cheap must be subjective, they are 1000+ new. They are glued though and almost certainly made by or in the same factory as the Star brand and I've been told to expect a 10 - 13 year life span versus twice that for the 500 or so dollar more expended welded IKs.
Thigh straps - NRS sells some but they were back ordered, the solo has enough rings but the tandem does not. I used the ratchet webbing straps used to hold gear on rafts ( NRS 1" Padded Strap
) and put them through the bail holes, it works well and doesn't interfere with bailing.
It might chafe without padding but I use a 5mm wetsuit most of the time around here so I don't notice it.
I'll be trying the solo on 3/4- Tuesday and the Tandem on a longer (overnight) flat water to class 1 trip with my wife next week so I can post my impressions then if you want but so far I have been very happy wtih both.