The Hobie Mirage Compass is also such a great paddle kayak that Hobie decided to make it “foot brace ready”. Foot braces improve the user experience by offering more comfort and power while paddling from a seated position. Current model year Compass and Compass Duo kayaks are outfitted the with a brass insert on each side of the cockpit for easy foot brace installation. Compass Duo model features inserts in front of each seat for easy foot brace installation. The forward end of the Compass/Duo foot braces install to the brass inserts on either side of the cockpit, while the rear end thru-bolts using the included hardware and easy access through the 8” round hatch in front of the seat. The foot pads are easily adjustable to fit riders of various heights, and a trigger lock keeps the foot pad firmly in place while kayaking.