Foot pegs will provide leverage while you are paddling your kayak.
While not essential, depending on the type of kayaking you’re looking to do, kayak foot pegs might be highly useful. There are several different companies that sell foot pegs or sliding braces. One of the benefits toward buying a set of sliding braces to go inside of your kayak is that these braces will be adjustable. Therefore, people who are different heights will be able to use your kayak comfortably.
If you think that there is any chance you might sell your kayak, then you should make sure that the foot pegs are at least adjustable, just in case you have trouble finding somebody who is comfortable in the same position you were. Even though these foot pegs are adjustable, however, installation is in a lot of ways permanent.
If you’re not sure that you’re looking for heavy plastic and metal foot pegs, then you should look at a few of the different forms. For instance, some companies even sell inflatable foot pegs. These foot pegs can be easily removed or deflated when unneeded, but when you want to be able to increase the amount of power you paddle with, you can inflate the foot pegs and use them for leverage.
If you are going to buy a kayak, this is something that you should be concerned with as well. Foot pegs that are uncomfortable can ruin a kayaking experience, so you should always make sure that you will be comfortable inside of your kayak.
The best way to do this, of course, is to actually get inside of the kayak and paddle around for a bit. Since the chances that you’ll be exactly the right height are fairly rare, you will probably want to adjust the foot pegs before you even get into the kayak. Then, you should try paddling for a while. Do the foot pegs provide some leverage when you paddle? If foot pegs provide leverage and are not uncomfortable, then they are the right foot pegs.
Before installing foot pegs, make sure that you know exactly where you want to install them. If you’re not certain that you’ll be able to, then you should purchase adjustable foot pegs so that you will always be able to fit into your kayak.