Maybe the rotating strap would be easier on the hips as well as the knees?
Thanks for the idea, I think my main problem is 'Ass-trouble'. I had some frightening stabs of pain whilst trying the gybe last year, I then gave-up on the idea. Recently my cobalt-steel hips and bony-structure have been given the 'all-clear' but I have a tendonitis, one side worse than the other. This is shortly going to be dealt with by a piece of wood between my teeth as they slide a needle in then squirt some steriod at the offending area.
Once I'm recovered from that I'll get on with some gybing. It was awesome seeing those mechanical joints and the surrounding tissue on a scanner, Doctor said all the supporting muscle and tissue is well-developed and working, just unfortunate I have this bloody inflamation though I seem to have spent most of my adult life with elbow, shoulder and now hip tendonitis. (Actually called trocantor bursitis)
All looking good Eh.
I made a big mistake selling my Takoon burning 5'8". Yes it was a little small for strapless and the 6'2" will be perfect but for strapped riding on windier days it's the first surfboard I ever used where the straps are in the right place for me. I'm sure other boards are just as good, I just didn't get to use them so surely I'm entitled to pimp the Burning 5'8".
I used the 6'2" strapped a couple of weeks ago, for my 75 kilos the board was an inappropriate choice for the conditions of the day, bouncing around and taking-off at any and every opportunity. It was difficult keeping the bugger on the sea it's such a light board.
I can feel a replacement 5'8" coming-on.