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NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

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NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces are adjustable foot pegs for inflatable kayaks.
  • Add these foot braces to your Pennel Orca® IK for added stability and balance.
  • Comes with 4 Pennel Orca® patches for installation.
  • Can be glued to PVC and urethane inflatables with Stabond Adhesive, Item # 38704.01.
  • See "Installing Performance Pack" in the More Information section for step-by-step instructions.
  • The Foot Braces give you 5" of adjustability.
  • The slots in the glue-on patches are 1" wide x 3/4" high. FYI, the metal tracks of the longer Kayak Foot Braces, Item # 50075.01, fit in these slots.

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Weight: 1 lb for the set of braces plus patches
Includes:
  • 2 adjustable foot braces
  • 4 Pennel Orca® patches
Features:
  • Braces give 5" of adjustability.

video: How To: Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide

How To: Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide (4:16)

When repairing your Hypalon, PVC or urethane inflatable, or your plastic or composite kayak, it's vital that you choose the right adhesive and solvent for the job. Using the wrong materials will result in a poor repair and wasted effort. In this video, Josh from NRS Repairs shares an inflatable repair adhesives guide to help you understand when to use such glues as Clifton Hypalon, Shore, Stabond, Clifton Urethane, Vynabond and G/flex Epoxy. Solvents for repair prep are important too; you'll also learn when you can use toluene, MEK, acetone and alcohol.

video: How To: Patch a Hypalon Boat

How To: Patch a Hypalon Boat (5:09)

Properly patching a Hypalon raft or cataraft isn't difficult, but it does require specific tools, supplies and techniques. In this instructional video, the NRS Repairs Department shows you the materials, adhesives, solvents and skills you need to successfully glue a patch on your inflatable boat. This information applies to Hypalon, Pennel Orca and rubber inflatables. The same techniques can be used for gluing air-holding patches, D-rings and foot cups to your raft or cataraft. The video also includes tips for making temporary field repairs on the water.

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4.0

If you were just a little bit longer....

By RJ

from AZ

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install Remove
  • Increases Performance
  • Sturdy Functional

Cons

  • Narrow Adjustment Range
  • Too Short

Best Uses

  • Endurance Paddling
  • Ik
  • Whitewater

Comments about NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces:

Installed in Sea Eagle 380X IK for a San Juan River trip at high water levels, Class 2-3 with good play holes. Use Stabond adhesive, at least for this boat. Bonded super strong. Braces have to span inflation ports so pay attention to that as you want to be able to fit air pump in port out on the river without having to remove brace every time you inflate. Mine ended up spanning and just above the port but it obviously depends on foot size(mine are 10). Super sturdy. Gives you a tight stable cockpit, a lot of leverage for playing in whitewater. Problem is overall adjustment length is only 7 clicks, about 6" or so. Make sure you have your water shoes and PFD on when lining up for installation or you could easily install in the wrong spot. Further adjustments will have to occur through seat position in this boat which I don't like. Don't think my son who is 4" taller is going to be able to use my boat with these installed. Don't try to install out on river as a friend did. 95 degree day and hot sun on Stabond resulted in poor bond and delamination of patches.

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5.0

Great Control

By Surf Dog

from Chantilly, VA

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Removeable For Storage
  • Well designed

Cons

  • A Little Too Short

Best Uses

  • Inflatable Kayaks
  • Outdoor
  • River Running
  • Rolling
  • Tripping
  • Whitewater

Comments about NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces:

We just installed these Foot Braces on one of our Thrill Seekers. When combined with the NRS Thigh Straps they provide great control. They are even removable for storage. With this setup I can even roll the Thrill Seeker.

They could have been a few notches longer to accommodate a wider range of paddler height but we haven't needed that yet.

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5.0

Very good product

By leeandski

from glenwood springs,co

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Helps with control
  • Well made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • White water

    Comments about NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces:

    With epic run off in colorado this year, they have really come in very handy. great control.

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    • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

      Q:

      Can i use with hobie inflatable mirage?
      Asked on 8/2/2015 by Andrew from Florida

      4 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I used them with a Sea Eagle, Fasttrack, inflatable and am very pleased. I
        need to find a stronger glue however as they take a lot of pressure. I used
        Vyna Bond without much success. It lasted for a few trips but now need to
        find something stronger. Hope you enjoy. Jane
        Jane A. Burns
        Crossworld

        Answered on 8/4/2015 by Burabbott from Florida
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Hi Andrew,I got a request to respond to your question from NRS. I am a customer, just like you and have no connection otherwise with NRS or any other related conmpany.I recently purchased 3 sets of these to replace the standard foot pegs on my single-person IK's. They seemed to be a perfect solution to the use of the Sevylor River XDS. I use these on some pretty lumpy water at times and needed more control so these braces along with thigh straps.
        The IKs that I am using are made with PVC fabric while the patch areas on the braces are Hypalon. I looked at the Hobie online but could not find the material. PVC and Hypalon materials don't adhere well since the adhesives tend to be specific to one material above the other. But I am an intrepid driveway engineer so I kept looking. NRS recommends Stabond in their video for use with this mix of materials. Because of my relative isolated location I have to order the stuff online but if you live near a West Marine or Andy & Bax you might be able to trot down on a fine, sunny afternoon and pick some off the shelf. NRS was out of stock online. Get the hardener too.
        On my first boat, an experiment, I didn't use the Stabond. Just didn't have any available and got antsy so i used my regular PVC glue. One early error that I learned about was not adhering while the boat is inflated. I am meticulous about the process but did it while the boat was deflated. This caused some edge pull upon inflation. Also be careful about measurement and placement. Working on that curvature of the pontoon can be tricky and cause one brace to point at an odd angle if you are not careful. Measuring, marking, double checking, etc. while inflated will help that issue a great deal. be a mad engineer at this stage - wear your Coke-bottle glasses, white coat and your hair arrayed as Einstein would have envied. Once marked, go through your gluing process with the braces disassembled. The ability to pull theses apart like this is a bit of genius. My hard shell helmet with faceguard and ear protection is off to the folks who designed them this way.
        So, there I was approaching the first 2+ rapid with my newly installed braces. I noticed the slight edge pull away right away but the braces felt pretty secure and I proceeded. This particular little rapid on the North Umpqua usually doesn't raise my heart rate more than a couple of points. But this time it was different. i had a lot riding on this maiden voyage of the foot-braced kayak. Funny thing how once in the chute you relax and start concentrating on the hydrology and the building stoke. These Sevylors are pretty maneuverable as IKs go but I usually edge up against a protruding rock as the flow delivers you right to its front door then takes a 90 degree hook (as easy as any water can go 90 degrees) to the right. This time though I was in the fight and with the help of some superior attachment to the craft, was able to coax it down the roughest part of the flow yet avoid the granite thump and fight against taking water that was my usual exercise at this point. I looked down to my feet as I eddied out, which was a dream maneuver by the way, and could only see the same edge pull that had preceded this run. The rest of the river, which is low and has many obstacles at this time of year, went well. I found maneuverability greatly increased and no foot fatigue. I felt better and safer.
        I know have a supply of Stabond and will attach the other two to my other IKs - both the same model River XDS. I like the stability the braces offer and the familiar feel akin to my Jackson hard shell.
        In the short answer to your question, "I don't know". If it was my boat I'd be putting them on. Good luck and let me know how you proceed. i'd be interested in your experience as well.
        Dennis EberhardtRoseburg, Oregon
        P.S. - A huge shout-out to the NRS folks customer service. The shipment of my order of 2 sets was somehow screwed up. I called. Man, was I surprised. No saccharin-coated apologies, just a simple own-it. Didn't have any idea what happened but they fixed it without ANY hassle. I received a complete and correct order in a couple days along with a very nice NRS coffee mug and some chocolates accompanied by a clever, poetic apology. The gift, while appreciated, ignited an argument between my wife and me about possession of the gift. We have come to a compromise by ceding custody of one part of the gift to each. You can guess who got what. Overall, we both won because NRS was such a stand-up company. i know, this sounds like I work there or get paid to say this stuff, but i don't and didn't. I'm just a regular guy trying to push the project forward. - DE

        Answered on 8/3/2015 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        You can use them on anything you can glue them to providing they fit in the
        space available. I use them on inflatable Thrill Seekers form Custom
        Inflatables. Stabond is a good adhesive.

        Answered on 8/3/2015 by Surf Dog from Chantilly, VA
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes, Andrew, you can glue these on with Stabond Adhesive, Item # 38704.01.

        Answered on 8/2/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

      Q:

      will the NRS MaverIK foot brace fit a sundolphin 12 SS kayak?
      Asked on 6/30/2015 by Jack from Yazoo City, MS

      3 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I don't see why they wouldn't fit, if the boat doesn't already come with
        foot braces. I'm using them on Thrill Seeker inflatable kayaks and they
        work great.
        I recommend using Stabond adhesive. Make sure the braces are mounted equal
        distance from the seat and rough up the surface of the boat and the glue
        patches with coarse sandpaper before gluing.
        On a hard boat you could also use a foot brace that mounts by drilling holes
        and securing with stainless screws which should come with that type of
        brace.
        Hope this helps,
        Frank
        Frank J Perruccio
        Surf Dog Computer Services
        4309 Silas Hutchinson Dr.
        Chantilly, VA 20151-1325

        Answered on 7/2/2015 by Surf Dog from Chantilly, VA
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Jack, your boat is made of polyethylene, which is hard to glue to. However, G/flex Epoxy Adhesive, Item # 50215.01, will bond to both the boat and the patches on the Foot Braces. If you look on the G/flex product page, under More Information, the top link is an article that gives a link to another article describing gluing D-ring patches to polyethylene. I really think the bolt-on Kayak Footbraces, # 50075.01, will be a better choice for you. Check them out and if you have questions, give us a call, 800.635.5202.

        Answered on 6/30/2015 by Clyde from NRS
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        If you have the Sundolphin Excursion 12 SS, then it is a rotomolded
        polyethylene sit in recreational kayak. These MaverIK Foot braces are
        intended to be glued onto an inflatable PVC or PenOrc kayak and it's
        difficult to glue PenOrc to polyethylene. You could probably screw these
        on and get them to work, but the rails are pretty short and don't have a
        lot of travel. For a hard plastic boat, I would pay the extra $6 for the
        Kayak Footbraces Item 50075.01. They have longer rails and better
        adjustability. Drill and screw them on for a solid installation. I'd add
        some rubber washers on the outside between the boat and screw head and
        probably seal the screw holes with silicone.

        Answered on 6/30/2015 by Anonymous
    • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

      Q:

      will these work for my aruba 8 sun dolphin kayak? Is this just adhesive or do I need to drill holes?
      Asked on 5/12/2015 by Kayaker Lindsay

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Lindsay, these foot braces will need to be glued in. The polyethylene material of your boat is hard to glue to; the only adhesive I know that will work is G/flex Epoxy, Item # 50215.01. It won't be an easy glue job. I suggest you look at the Kayak Footbraces, # 50075.01. There are written instructions and a video there under More Information, on the product page. Let us know if you have questions, 800.635.5202.

        Answered on 5/12/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

      Q:

      Will Stabond work as an adhesive for these foot pegs for a Hypalon IK?
      Asked on 3/20/2015 by Cossatot from Texas

      2 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Stabond will work, but what we strongly recommend is using the Clifton Hypalon Adhesive, Item # 38701.01, in combination with the Clifton Hypalon Accelerator, # 38702.01. This is the combination we use when building NRS boats and will give the strongest possible bond. You can find instructions, info on the accelerator and video under the More Information section on the two product pages. Give us a call if you have questions, 800.635.5202.

        Answered on 3/20/2015 by Clyde from NRS
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Fellow Shopper
        Yes! I have used these adhesive foot pegs on both (old and new) NRS and Aire, which are Hypalon, Pennel or similar. They are perfect for these materials! Love them, and use them in all my IK's.

        Answered on 3/21/2015 by Anonymous
    • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

      Q:

      can i use them in my tomcat ik
      Asked on 6/12/2014 by wolfie from columbus ne

      3 answers

      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Yes! I put them in my Tomcat & Tributary IK. Work great!
        Sheila

        Answered on 6/13/2014 by Anonymous
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        You can attach these using Stabond Adhesive, Item # 38704.01. However, AIRE makes foot pegs for their IKs, # 37316.01, that don't require gluing.

        Answered on 6/13/2014 by Clyde from NRS
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I would think they would work as they worked well in my Sea Eagle Fast
        Track. I'm not aware of the difference in material of the two kayaks to
        know about gluing but as far as functioning well I believe it would. I'm
        very happy with my two sets.
        Jane A. Burns
        Crossworld

        Answered on 6/18/2014 by Anonymous
    • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

      Q:

      Will these work with the new Outlaw boat using the same glue used for d-ring patches?
      Asked on 7/9/2013 by Chris from Louisville

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Chris, you can glue these to the Outlaws, using Stabond Adhesive, Item # 1903.

        Answered on 7/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

      Q:

      Can I glue the NRS Maverik Kayak foot braces to an ABS canoe?
      Asked on 7/7/2013 by Ducati guy from Butte, MT

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Please see my answer to the question on this product where the boater is asking if it can be glued to an HDPE plastic boat. The answer is the same. G/flex Epoxy is great stuff.

        Answered on 7/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

      Q:

      Can this be installed on HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)? Also, can you slide the brace on and off if the user does not want it in the way or is it captive?
      Asked on 7/2/2013 by Curious

      3 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes, they can be glued to an HDPE boat, using G/flex Epoxy Adhesive, Item # 2272. You'll find a link to "D-rings and G/flex Epoxy" in this article - http://www.nrsweb.com/tech_talk/GflexEpoxy.asp - This was a test we asked the company to do with our D-rings. Follow the G/flex instructions and you'll be successful. The rigid foot brace pieces slip out of the Pennel Orca patches when you don't need them.

        Answered on 7/3/2013 by Clyde from NRS
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        Hi!
        You can slide the brace on and off. It is held in place by pieces of webbing. When you push them forward with your feet they are kept firmly in place. But if you pull them backwads you can get them easily off the webbing. As far as I know the glue used to hold together pieces of plastic (as HDPE or PVC) is quite different from the one used on synthetic rubber (like hypalon or the new Orca material NRS is using now). NRS offers these braces with patches made of both types of materials. Be sure you order the right one for your boat. Hope that this helps.

        Answered on 7/3/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        I don't know about HDPE. I've only tried inflatables. (We don't roll) The patch and tabs would stay attached to the boat, out of the way, and the brace with foot peg comes off. I love them and put them in all my kayaks.

        Answered on 7/5/2013 by Anonymous
    • NRS MaverIK Kayak Foot Braces

      Q:

      Could these be used for a fiberglass kayak?
      Asked on 3/9/2013 by Sue from Lake Worth, FL

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes, you could glue the Pennel Orca patches to the boat with G/flex Epoxy, Item # 2272. You should also consider the Werner Kayak Footbraces, Item # WFB W.

        Answered on 3/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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