Footrest for a playboat

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Evil Cod
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Footrest for a playboat

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Hi:

I recently bought a Kingpin: Icon 6.3, and the boat has no footrest. I would like to put one in, but im not sure what is the best type of thing to do.

Can I have some advice please?

Thanks John

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In my wavesport ZG I've just got a block of foam cut to fit the boat.

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jackson happy feet?
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I had to do the same thing in my Recoil.
Don't waste your money on Jackson happy feet, just buy some closed cell foam (or ask nicely for offcuts in a decent Kayak shop and you might get it for free), cut it down to the correct size and glue or tape it in to the end of your boat.

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Did the kingpin not orignally have a tiny little footplate? worth emailing and asking dagger europe if they have any about, they're always super helpful when I've had to deal with them.
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The original spec footrest for the Kingpin was just minicell with some cut outs to help you tear it off to size. A tenner's worth of minicell foam and a bread knife should see you right. It should stay in place just by being wedged in, but a dab or two of contact adhesive in the right place will hold it in really well.

Also, make sure it's a tight fit to start with because the foam will compress a bit over time.

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still think that jackson happy feet isnt a waste of time or money though if you do , an airbag stuffed in the front usually sufices
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I've cut a block of foam in a trapezium sort of shape. Just wedged it in the front. It'l probably come out if I swam but my kingpins not really getting used on anything hardcore.
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I just throw a load of random foamy objects down there and hope they don't move :) At the moment, You know the frog floats you get at swimming pools? I snapped one up and shoved pieces in there.

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Hi, I have a jackson happy feet and have just got some foam to replace it. Found it would shift just a little if I really pushed on it, think its air moving from one side to the other.

I want to make a really good job on the foot rest looking into taking a mold of the foot space and using it to shape a custom foot block. Of course this might turn out to be to expensive time consuming so the trapezium shape is the number one alt for me at the moment lol...
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Ollieswims! wrote:I just throw a load of random foamy objects down there and hope they don't move :) At the moment, You know the frog floats you get at swimming pools? I snapped one up and shoved pieces in there.

Ollie.
SPOT ON.

I rolled part of a Karimat, cut off a load so it was miniture, then stuck some sticky back foam on top of that and RAMMED it in the bottom of the boat; it cushions hits, is comfotable and you can even pull it out in the same shape. Beautiful. Took five minutes and zero pence.
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TheKrikkitWars wrote:Did the kingpin not orignally have a tiny little footplate? worth emailing and asking dagger europe if they have any about, they're always super helpful when I've had to deal with them.

I have seen the Icon fitted with a 'bar' footrest (I think we're thinking of the same one...). Fitted like a foot plate one with the bolts on the side, but was basically just a bar across the front. Having used the boat, I'd not bother, and fit a foam minicell one, going to be a hell of a lot more comfortable.
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maxandtheletter7 wrote:
Ollieswims! wrote:I just throw a load of random foamy objects down there and hope they don't move :) At the moment, You know the frog floats you get at swimming pools? I snapped one up and shoved pieces in there.

Ollie.
SPOT ON.

I rolled part of a Karimat, cut off a load so it was miniture, then stuck some sticky back foam on top of that and RAMMED it in the bottom of the boat; it cushions hits, is comfotable and you can even pull it out in the same shape. Beautiful. Took five minutes and zero pence.
Haha thing is, I didn't even bother with the sticky back foam. Its not even held there by anything but the brute force i applied to get it down there and of course hitting those nasty rocks in holes.

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