Using a trapeze has just become much safer.
Until now the choice has been to use a footstrap designed for windsurfing, or buy from a choice of one or two fixed straps that are sold for sailing boats, or make straps yourself from webbing or similar material (even hosepipe has been used!).
All of these straps have the potential to trap your foot in the event of a capsize, pitchpole, collision or equipment failure. This can quite often lead to severe ligament and tendon damage in the lower leg and ankle. Sometimes even worse.
The footstrap assembly is made from 3 different, high grade polymers specifically chosen for flexibility, durability, strength and comfort. The straps can be fixed to the gunwale or to a rack on almost any dinghy or catamaran using either screws or rivets. Full adjustment is provided for all sizes of foot, and also the straps are adjustable for release force to cater for lightweight or heavyweight sailors, and to allow the user to set a force that won’t release too easily when the situation is recoverable in the case of a saveable pitchpole for instance.