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  • #3083
    harris
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    Morning,

    Just wondering if any riot owners out there have installed Synergy thigh braces after market? I got mine before Christmas for my astro58 and am going to put them in today. Unfortunately they didn’t come with instructions, screws or anything else haha. Any advice in putting them in? Theres only 2 screws so it should be a no brainer but I want to make sure there aren’t any tricks before I make my kayak into a death trap haha.

    Andrew

    #23092
    deemo
    Participant

    I havent done it,
    but from pictures I assume that you re-use the hardware from your old braces.

    good luck

    #23093
    harris
    Participant

    Yah I couldn’t find the original ones so ended up getting some screws from home hardware. The only problem I had was they gave me two ‘left’ braces. Luckily they are somewhat symmetrical and have both ends drilled out so I just had to switch the pivot to the other end and that was that.

    Had it in the pool tonight and man… what a difference they make. My biggest complaint with the boat was my legs are skinny and I was shifting around too much in the knees. Now I am locked in there and feel so much more stable on edge. I can’t see why these aren’t standard on all of their boats!

    #23094
    bryce
    Participant

    How’s the "death trap" part?

    I was looking at them. Just wonder about getting out of my boat though.

    B

    #23095
    harris
    Participant

    After seeing how they looked in the boat I wasn’t worried at all. I was a lot more concerned with the hooks on my DR stinger. Those dug pretty hard into my bare skin when I rotated them into position… wearing shorts hurt like a mofo and they really seemed to restrict the mid/upper leg. Hard plastic torquing and bending on a single screw that was barely long enough to screw the hook into the base when i wasn’t even in the boat. Those ended up breaking and stripping the threads so I returned the boat to mec..

    The synergy braces on the other hand seem to give a nice snug feeling but are really comfortable. Support without restriction.

    #23096
    deemo
    Participant

    I took my thighbraces out because I noticed that they were doing nothing except making it harder for me to get in an out of the boat. Although yours is the 58, maybe its a bit different.

    #23097
    harris
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    "deemo":24dy8ojz wrote:
    I took my thighbraces out because I noticed that they were doing nothing except making it harder for me to get in an out of the boat. Although yours is the 58, maybe its a bit different.[/quote:24dy8ojz]

    Talking about the blue pivoting ones not the black standard ones – I took those ones out too. I think the keyhole of the 54 and the 58 is the same? It’s a bit of a pain getting in the boat, but its nice not having my knees come flying out doing a back deck roll or something.

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