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SmartTrack Toe Pilot Foot Controls - Pair
$109.95
 
SmartTrack Toe Pilot Foot Controls - Pair
$109.95
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ACK Review: These Smarttrack toe pilot foot controls allow me to control my rudder even though I'm well over 6 feet tall. Rudders in the past have been difficult for me to use in the past because of the sliding motion.
Customer Rating: 4.5 of 5
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Customer Reviews

Reviewer:
Mike
Rating:
5
Date:
6/10/2011
Review:
This is a great pedal/rudder control system. You can really use the foot pad when paddling and not affect your rudder, then with just your toes you can work the rudder. I'll use this system anytime I need to replace my old rudder pedals.
Reviewer:
calcycle
Rating:
5
Date:
3/4/2011
Review:
This is the best controls I have found for the money. The ease of adjustment is amazing.
Reviewer:
Steven Horney
Rating:
5
Date:
10/9/2008
Review:
A well designed system that's easy to install and set up. I've been using the original system for a few years in an Epic 18 Endurance kayak, but racing took its toll on the older plastic rails and they broke on me. The new system with aluminum rails is exceptionally solid, while retaining the fixed foot peg/gas pedal rudder arrangement of the original system. Very easy to adjust for length, very easy to adjust pedal angle, and very easy to use while being quite robust. Properly set up, you can push solidly against the foot pegs and use your toes to make slight corrections (or full-bore turns) to optimize your course of travel. My only negative is that the new bolt locations are slightly closer together than the older system's bolt locations, requiring an elongation of the holes in my boat to accommodate the new system.
Reviewer:
Kim in CA
Rating:
5
Date:
5/13/2008
Review:
I was so glad to hear that this once-discontinued system is again manufactured and supported. The long black side pieces on the new version are metal, whereas the original version's were plastic, and one of mine had "exploded" (maybe one shouldn't do endo's in a long sea kayak?). Had this replacement set installed in no time at all, and it feels really solid. So much for appreciation for repair parts! I've used the SmartTrack rudder system for four years, love the stationary foot pedals for bracing, and find the slim but well-designed rudder keeps the boat firmly on course in quartering seas and strong breezes. It is easily adjusted and serviced by an amateur, too - an important consideration when one uses (and abuses) one's boat frequently!
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