SMART TRACK Foot Brace / Toe Pilot Foot Control
SMART TRACK is one of the market leading fitting manufacturers in the world of sea kayaking.
In this ergonomocally designed Toe Pilot Foot Control (F3x2) two parts are assembled together. The lower part of the pedal is locked in one position, giving a solid brace for your feet. Steering is done by subtle pushing of the upper part of the pedals using your toes. Thus your feet won’t slide back and forth during steering. This allows you to place your feet, legs and hips at the optimal angle and put more power into your strokes at the same time.
Pedal position can be easily adjusted by hand – even while seated in the kayak. An adjustment bar is used to do this: just pull it up and out, then slide it in the right position. Once it clicks, just release the bar and it will be fixed without slipping. While adjustment can be easily done, the ergonomic design of the tracks prevent pedals to be accidentally dislodged as well.
From top to bottom: Recreational Foot Brace, Recreational Foot Control, Performance Foot Brace, Performance Foot Control
This system is also available without the upper steering part. This Foot Brace (F3x1) is for SEA KAYAKS without a rudder, where only a Skeg (link) provides the directional stability and steering is done by leaning and paddle strokes.
Both Toe Pilot Foot Control and Foot Brace are available in Recreational (F31x) and Performance (F32x) variants. Tracks and pedals of the Recrational variant are made by plastic, while Performance variant has Teflon coated aluminium parts.
Being the most popular and widespread foot rest/foot control system on the market, each of our SEA KAYAK model is equipped by them as standard. Naturally,
- models with a Skeg (link) (eg. Hunter 510, Arctic 585/Antarctic 585) comes with the Foot Bracee variant, while
- models with a KAJAK GEAR (link) or SMART TRACK (link) rudder (or with both Skeg and rudder) comes with the Toe Pilot Foot Control variant.
Whether it be a Foot Brace or Toe Pilot Foot Control, a Recreational variant is used as standard.
Performance variants of Foot Brace or Toe Pilot Foot Control are available choices with extra charge – except in PREMIUM construction where they are included in the list price.
While SMART TRACK Foot Braces / Toe Pilot Foot Controls are our standard choice fo all SEA KAYAKS, other footrest systems (link) are also available.