With the SmartTrack Toe Pilot Foot Controls, instead of sliding your feet forward and back as with standard pedals, your feet stay braced at all times. Upper pedals do the steering so your stability and balance are never compromised. Lets you maintain control while directing energy from your torso directly to your stroke. Paddling more efficiently means you can paddle longer.
I installed these on an old Arcadia Perception as there is no factory rudder kit I handmade the rudder and fittings from ideas seen on YouTube. The only thing I could not make were the foot controls. Removed existing controls fitted twit 3 screws 6.5 in apart, drilled and tapped the new foot controls to use existing holes. All went together no problems. Sea Trialled Kayak yesterday at Port Broughton South Australia, worked as expected, easy to adjust, easy control 5/5.
I bought these for a Tarpon 160. They will not fit so I wasted a lot of money.
These are really designed for sit-inside kayaks but can be easily adapted for use on a sit-on-top with the use of the vertical adjustment kit and utilizing the existing foot rail in the kayak as a spacer.
The foot controls work very well, but are VERY prone to cross threading during installation. It took me several attempts on each mounting screw (4 in total) to avoid cross-threading. What should have taken 5 minutes took 30, and a lot of frustration. If not for the cross threading problem, I would rate these a 5 because they work very well.
This is the second pair I have installed to replace the factory peddles on 2 kayaks. These are the best I have found. They allow you to have a solid peddle to brace with along with your peddle.