Sunday, March 18, 2018


Smart Track Foot and Toe Pedal Update

Smart Track introduced new style foot and toe pedals late in 2014 for the 2015 season. These are found on the Performance Toe Pilot FootControls, the Recreational Toe Pilot Foot Controls, the Performance Foot Braces and the Recreational Foot Braces.

The original foot pedals and toe pedals have a rounded face. See photo below.


The new and improved pedal and toe pilot design have a flat face, and offer increased foot contact area, increase turning efficiency up to 25%. See photo below.

The toe pilot springs also changed with the new pedal design.

The old and new pedals and toe pilots are NOT interchangeable. This means an older, rounded toe pilot parts may not be upgraded or replaced with the newer, flatter pedal parts, and vise versa.

This information is applicable to those who are seeking to upgrade Foot Braces into Toe Pilot Foot Controls, or those who seeking replacement parts for the older foot pedals and toe pedals with a rounded face.

Those who are seeking to upgrade a Feel Free Lure kayak with foot controls for a rudder will want the original Toe Pedal Kits with a rounded face.

The TopKayaker Shop will continue to stock the original Toe Pedal Kits with a rounded face as the Original Toe Pedal Kit (With Cables) for rudder upgrade and the Original Toe Pedal Kit (No Cables) best for replacement parts. These Original Toe Pedal Kits will be the best source for small replacement parts compatible with rounded face Smart Track Foot Controls.

The TopKayaker Shop will be stocking new version Toe Pedal Kits with a flat face as the Performance Toe Pedal Kit (With Cables), for rudder upgrade, and the Recreational Toe Pedal Kit (No Cables), also for rudder upgrade. These new version Toe Pedal Kits will be the best source for small replacement parts compatible with flat face Smart Track Foot Controls.

The TopKayaker Shop will be stocking the Performance Toe Pilot FootControls, the Recreational Toe Pilot Foot Controls, the Performance Foot Braces and the Recreational Foot Braces, ALL in the new and improved pedal design with the flatter face (unless otherwise specified in the product descriptions).

Use this link to see page one of the multi-page Smart Track components category.