RS:X User Guide

Product Care

Board Trimming

Rigging Video




There are 9 footstraps supplied with the NeilPryde RS:X. 

These footstraps are designed to be fitted to the board in the following positions: 

A. 2 x Front foot reaching straps.
B. 2 x Back foot reaching straps.
C. 2 x Forward railing straps.
D. 2 x Back railing straps.
E. 1 x Back foot center strap.

Assemble the foot straps with the foot strap screws tightened firmly. Do not use an electrical screwdriver.



For each different position, there are a number of different forward and back holes into which the footstraps can be fitted. Finding the correct hole is a matter of personal preference, and can vary according to the height and weight of the sailor. Be sure to spend the necessary time on the water under various conditions to find the right footstrap position for you. 

As a general guideline: 
1. Back 
Gives the board more "life" and a lively feeling.
2. Middle 
Gives the board slighty, less life, while still remaining preformance orientated.
3. Front 
Improves the control, recommended for strong winds.


Locking mechanism must be fully closed before going out on the water. 
Tip: Changing the position of the track will significantly affect the performance of the board. As a General rule: 

1. In light wind conditions, the sub-planing performance of the board is better when the mast base is located in the front half of the mast track.
2. In planing conditions, when the daggerboard is no longer required, the board has the most lift and performance when the base is located at the very back of the track.
3. As the wind increases in strength,moving the track forward several steps gradually increases the level of control and helps the board to sit on the water.


In sub-planing light wind conditions, putting the daggerboard down provides lift and helps the board to track upwind. The daggerboard should be retracted as soon as the wind increases and it is possible to plane. 

If the board starts railing up or turning into the wind uncontrollably, there is too much wind for the daggerboard and it should be retracted.
To lower the daggerboard:

1. Place your back foot on the daggerboard cover and push downwards. This will release the daggerboard from the lips holding it into the board.

2. Place your front foot underneath the black daggerboard handle, and pull the daggerboard handle towards the back of the board. In this position, the daggerboard is fully down, and will provide the board with the most lift. This is the better position for lightwind sub-planing conditions.
To raise the daggerboard:

1. Place your foot on the black daggerboard handle, and push the handle right to the front of the daggerboard case. In this position, the daggerboard is fully retracted. This is the better position for planing conditions.