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When digging for the big waves, your NRS Footcups will hold you in! V tape on all stress-bearing seams prevents ripping. Pennel Orca® material and 3" wide webbing with reinforced stress points add durability. The toe is blocked in for safety. The best footholds on the market.

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Material: Pennel Orca®
Dimensions:
  • Gluing surface is 10" across the top, 7" along the bottom x 8 1/2" tall
  • Pocket is 7" W x 6 1/2" deep x 3 1/2" opening
Features:
  • 3" wide webbing reinforces the opening and maintains the pocket shape

video: How To: Install D-Rings and Footcups

How To: Install D-Rings and Footcups (4:12)

Extra D-rings provide more gear tie-down options, and footcups give you greater paddling control. NRS Repairs demonstrates the steps for gluing them so they stay permanently in place.

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.

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  • NRS Pennel Orca Footcups

    Q:

    Can you use these on an inflatable kayak? If so, would they be compatible with a Zoik RF I inflatable kayak?
    Asked on 7/9/2013 by John Fuller from Rocklin CA

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi John,
      Probably too slow of a response but, I am not sure that this is what you
      need for your inflatable. 1) I have never seen footcups applied in an
      inflatable kayak; doesn't mean you couldn't do it though! If you are
      looking to secure yourself in the boat while paddling, you should use thigh
      straps http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=16051&pdeptid=1134
      and/or some foot braces
      http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=1638&pdeptid=1134 (these foot
      braces are PVC material compatible), 2) Your IK is made of PVC material and
      requires PVC compatible glue and material.
      hope that helps...

      Answered on 7/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      John--I would not use foot cups on an IK.....you're sitting on your butt, and so foot cups aren't needed.  An IK paddler uses thigh straps to stay in the boat!  In my 14' NRS Otter, I put cups in the back and front--to help us anchor when things get rough.
      I'm not familiar with the Zoik, but these are compatible with Hypalon material.  If anything, I would glue on some extra handles on an IK--if needed.  Not foot cups.
      Evan

      Answered on 7/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I personally would not install foot cups on an IK.  I don't believe it would be comfortable nor safe. Your Zoik if as pictured on the manufacturers website has four d-rings inside the tubes. These d-rings are ideal for mounting thigh straps. If the D-rings are too high, then lace the strap through your drain holes.  Thigh straps will make you "one" with your boat, but at the same time keeping it safe. Basically your knee goes up behind the strap and all you do is straighten your legs and you pop out. See link below for recommendation.
      http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=16051&pdeptid=1134 
      There are also foot pegs that can be mounted inside your tubes, but I'm not as fond of these as I am the thigh straps. See link below.
      http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=1653&pdeptid=1134
      If you go with the foot pegs, just make sure you use a premium urethane adhesive.
      Hope this helps.

      Answered on 7/11/2013 by McGyver from California
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      John, I believe the Zoik is made with PVC. The AIRE Foot Cup, Item # 1469, would be a better choice.

      Answered on 7/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Pennel Orca Footcups

    Q:

    Can this be used for hypalon (SOAR pro pionneer) !!
    Asked on 7/1/2013 by Richard from Canada

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I recently purchased these great foot ups and installed them in a Super Duper Puma made by AIRE.
      The cups are great! But the glue I purchased, did not adhere to the AIRE floor very well. Be sure to double check on the adhesive used.
      John

      Answered on 7/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Richard, if your boat is made of Hypalon or other synthetic rubber, these foot cups will be compatible. We recommend Clifton Hypalon Adhesive (# 1904), mixed with Clifton Hypalon Accelerator (# 1904.1), for the job.

      Answered on 7/2/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Pennel Orca Footcups

    Q:

    Do you have a diagram showing best location for footcups? I just bought an Otter 130. Installing footcups for 8.
    Asked on 5/8/2013 by Stew from Modesto, CA

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I installed 5 footcups in my 12' 6" Canyon. One in the back for me and two about 15" in front of each thwart. I pointed the opening of the footcup at the tube where it meets the thwart. To avoid knee injuries the foot should be straight with leg when the paddlers are sitting in position on the tube.
      Bill Perkins

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Very personal.  Most foot cups around are installed in too much of a "sit on
      your butt" position for my taste.  I prefer a more agressive stance with only
      one foot cup, other foot behind me, weight more on feet than butt.  Take it out
      for a season, then decide.

      Answered on 5/14/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have a 1999 Otter 130 and when I installed foot cups there were a couple of key variables I considered; Whether you have two or three thwarts and are you combining the thwart and foot cup for a two foot hold? I have three thwarts and the first row uses a cup for their outer foot and the thwart for their inner foot. The second row uses a cup for their inner foot while using the thwart in front of them for their outer foot. Third row the same as the second row. (when I say inner foot that means that if you are sitting on the right side then that would be your left foot and vise versa) That accounts for six, then in the back I have two cups for the guide angled towards the back. If someone joins me in the back, then we sit off to the sides and rely solely on the thwart in front of us (but I suppose one could add two more cups in the back angled the same as rows two and three). I don't usually run 8 unless we are on class II/III water. The above will
      make more sense once you have two of your paddlers sit in the boat (with their river footwear on) to find the right spot. My front paddlers are very aggressive and will sit different than the other paddlers. You also need to make sure that their foot can be retracted easily so that you don't have any trapped paddlers.
       
      The Otter 130 was a good choice. Very agile and cuts through the waves (not over) and drains very fast. Your paddlers get a lot of full body wave action, great for those warmer months. I have had my boat since 2000, still going strong and love it!
       
      I hope this helps.

      Answered on 5/13/2013 by McGyver from California
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wish I had one. What I did was have my paddler sit in the boat and place their feet where they were most comfortable and stable, then marked it with a sharpy.

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by weezy from gypsum, co
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Stew, location is strictly personal preference. It's best to get on board, assume the paddling positions and mark where your feet feel comfortable. And take into account you will have folks of different sizes in those positions.

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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        5.0

        Footcups are a great addition

        By WilliamP

        from Arizona

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Increased Comfort
        • Increased Safety

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rafting

          Comments about NRS Pennel Orca Footcups:

          Adding footcups to a paddle boat adds a layer of safety for the paddlers by helping them stay in the boat. It increases their self-confidence by attenuating their fears of falling overboard and this encourages them to paddle more aggressively which further contributes to a safe run.

          Be sure to install the footcup so that the foot is straight with the leg to minimize the stress on the knee.

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          5.0

          Excellent quality

          By Johnny

          from GA

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          Pros

          • Well built quality

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              Comments about NRS Pennel Orca Footcups:

              Very well made, high quality item.

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              5.0

              Paddle rafters dream!

              By Matty

              from Sandy,Ut

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              Pros

              • Give you great grip
              • Good for balance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Paddle rafting

                Comments about NRS Pennel Orca® Footcups:

                Added these in my boat and the paddlers have never been so happy!!

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                5.0

                Nice footcups

                By Lokey

                from Montrose, CO

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                Pros

                • Very good added security

                Cons

                • Challenging installation

                Best Uses

                • Bow paddler security

                Comments about NRS Pennel Orca® Footcups:

                Difficult to glue to floor with I beam construction. Failed to rough the surface enough and had one peel off. Helps to have an extra person 'spot' you when you install

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