Scott's Surfskate Footstop
Scott's footstop, trialed and tested on the Derringer 28 Surfskate, works on most surfskate decks. Scott's Footstop flexes to fit your board while also flexing under your weight to actively pinch and hold your foot laterally, fixing your foot in place using patent pending grip-cut aluminum tiles.
The v1 Surfskate footstop works by bolting your mounting hardware through from the top. Any hardware that is NOT countersunk / angled under the heat is compatibile — countersunk hardware will apply additional pressure to the flexible portion of the footstop and may result in premature breakage / cracking.
Since most riders do not need the extra durability (and substantial expense) of a nylon or carbon fiber forged construction we chose to print the v1 Surfskate footstop out of PETG instead of shipping a dramatically more expensive part. Nylon and carbon fiber forged / molded construction has been punted to this coming year.
Current printed construction (and super cheap sub $10 cost) means that ride styles which include a lot of roll over, or flip trick, impacts likely exceed the durability requirements of the material, which is not designed to last forever. In otherwords: if you are doing flip tricks, probably you will break it, hence starting with surfskate, and specifically launching on the Derringer 28 Surfskate that does not require a kicktail and therefore isn't going to take as much of a beating.
We expect the Surfskate Footstop to last at least 1 year under normal surfskate use (ie. outside of parks / tricks) on a surfskate or longboard and warranty the footstop for 6 months. If you break it and send it back, we will send you another one. That said the most expensive part of the footstop is the Grip Tiles. Another benefit of choosing a non-thermoset material is recyclability of a a broken or unwanted footstop: any recycling center that accepts #5 can recycle your stop... or we will do that for you should you need a replacement.
At some point we are aiming for a closed loop in-house recycling system which would solve that problem.