Finally Cabrinha published information about the straps/pads, that actually they classify as bindings, that their riders were using lately.
Acording to their press release:
The Sync Backless Binding is an entirely new approach to creating a positive connection between rider and board. The Sync connection is so advanced that it transcends the traditional footstrap category and enters the binding realm. Stopping short of a full binding, the Sync delivers the type of support you’d expect from a binding with the ease of use of a footstrap.
The Sync is a fully integrated, featherweight binding and footpad. The Sync binding delivers support over a greater part of the top and sides of your foot than a traditional footstrap. This creates the most comfortable and positive kiteboarding connection available today.
The wide Dynema laces not only adjust the size of the binding, they conform the binding to the shape of your foot. Each subtle shift of your weight directly transfers the energy into the board for immediate response and control. The newly formed footpad conforms to the shape of your sole to cradle your foot. The multiderometer EVA provides a cush but supportive platform to protect from those hard, flat landings.
The Sync Backless Binding attaches to your board in seconds. The adjustable footplate even allows you to choose your stance angle between + /- 12 degrees.The easy entry of the Sync opens the door for a quick entry and exit at any kitesurfing location. The lightweight, backless binding delivers the type of control and comfort needed for hitting sliders or throwing down freestyle tricks for hours on end. For more information and to watch a video, click here.
[Source and photos: cabrinha]