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 Post subject: Sick of wax!
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 8:52 am 
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Location: Ireland
Can anybody recommend a good front pad/mesh to cover the front of my boards? Preferably close to Ireland if possible, if not all suggestions appreciated!
Cheers Murph.


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 Post subject: Re: Sick of wax!
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 11:15 am 
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www.northshoreinc.com/store/pc/viewCate ... tegory=176


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 Post subject: Re: Sick of wax!
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 1:31 pm 
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Location: California
NorthshoreInc has the best. Located in Hood River, Oregon. USA.
Get the waffle pattern for maximum traction.
Get peel and stick unless you want to use contact cement.

Also, DaKine makes a $40usd Long Board Pad that is ok.


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 Post subject: Re: Sick of wax!
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 2:05 pm 
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Not affiliated with the store, but this stuff gets good reviews
http://www.24-7boardsports.com/versa-traction/


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 Post subject: Re: Sick of wax!
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 6:06 pm 
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From Corsica, France
I have heard good things, both product quality and business ethic.
http://gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707.s ... ories/Pads
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 Post subject: Re: Sick of wax!
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 8:22 pm 
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We use this
http://www.surfladle.co.uk/products/pro ... p?PID=2431

No complaints.


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 Post subject: Re: Sick of wax!
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 9:45 pm 
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Versatraction works...but I only use it for the nose on boards that I sometimes move forward on.

For pads it is about the cut. For front pads though I like diamond grooves in levels, but a lot of surfing pads are designed to not rub you knees...which we don't need. Some people complain they it is rough on their feet, but for traction without wax...


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 Post subject: Re: Sick of wax!
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 4:20 am 
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I spend winters in the caribbean and summers in New England. Never need to strip or change wax. Covered my strapless hydrofoil with Seadek http://www.seadek.com/default.aspx
and couldn't be happier. The adhesive is bombproof and the stuff has lasted way longer than any traction pad I've ever had. Used what was left over for a 5'6" surfboard I had. That surfboard got used by tons of people behind a boat all winter in the caribbean and me kiting it 30+days. Hasn't once started to peel anywhere. After I had injured my foot on a reef at Necker Island I wore street/sailing shoes on the surfboard for a session, never a slip. To pattern the seadek I used wax paper(kitchen) taped to the board. Draw the shape I wanted on the wax paper w a sharpie, cut the wax paper and transferred shape to the pad. Cut out that shape and stick to the board. looks like a factory install. Picked it up from a dealer in Rhode Island. happy to help if i can. My one sheet for about $70usd covered both boards


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 Post subject: Re: Sick of wax!
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 4:28 am 
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heres my first patterning and install on the foil with the seadek.

This is one of the deck materials used in the Melges sport boats and on at least one of the Gunboats.


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