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Peel & stick foot strap plates (no board inserts)

Postby hein » Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:50 pm

Based on the same concept as the popular Surf-N-Skim pads;

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Just locate & stick on the plates. Then put on your straps. Board builders:
eliminate hassle, weight and stress concentrations caused by inserts.
Obviously only for those who know what stance they like. Removable
with some effort.

Patent pending

-Hein

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Postby tautologies » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:10 pm

nice Hein...would you add some carbon under the pads to increase the overall strength and sort of distribute the load a little more?

Our local dealer recommends that for our surfboards...

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Postby panchito » Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:19 pm

WOW great idea :idea:... many people in Tarifa would love to have a pair of these pads , you have no idea how many inserts problems we have around
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Postby averagekiter » Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:08 am

This is actually really funny. Yes, it might work, but WHY would you trust it. What are you gaining from this. It's all fun and games until the adhesive gives way. Pay the extra 10 bucks for inserts and put them in your board. Anyone with a surfing background knows that traction decks can peel up. Now add the force of someone's foot pulling it up. GOOD LUCK!

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Postby dakitemon » Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:11 am

I had a pair of the peel and stick inserts. The lasted 3 sessions before
they came unglued. What a waste of money. I ended up throwing them in the trash

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Postby Dwight » Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:19 am

dakitemon wrote:I had a pair of the peel and stick inserts. The lasted 3 sessions before
they came unglued. What a waste of money. I ended up throwing them in the trash

ERic
Did you clean the board with alcohol before installing them?

There are 3M adhesives available strong enough to delaminate your board before they would pull off.

Hein, is NSI and SurfTech using the right adhesive? I was planning to try the SurfTech pads soon.

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Postby aeberl » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:40 am

i have had some NSI stick on insert/pads in my shop and the adhesive is not a problem if it is done right. The problems I have seen however are that the brass thread insert devulcanized and it was not possible to remove the srew. I had to destroy several pads/inserts.
The thread is also very short (shallow insert) which means that you have to be extremely careful when using them. Srews tend to get loose, unless you use Locktite or similar products (but then you may have the "devulcanizing insert" prolem).

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Re: Peel & stick foot strap plates (no board inserts)

Postby mx5alan » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:54 am

hein wrote:Based on the same concept as the popular Surf-N-Skim pads;

Just locate & stick on the plates. Then put on your straps. Board builders:
eliminate hassle, weight and stress concentrations caused by inserts.
Obviously only for those who know what stance they like. Removable
with some effort.

Patent pending

-Hein
Interesting... 8)

Have made a few ply-wood boards before I bought my F-ones, so my question is - How well can the pads stick to a home-made ply board ?

Would be a much better option than drilling through the board. :thumb:

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Postby constantino7491 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:28 pm

can i stick them on my wall :o

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Postby hein » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:13 pm

you could put some on the ceiling:

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This is a set I've ridden for over a month
in saltwater. I do rinse my board and let
it dry between sessions. Take care with
the installation and you'll have excellent
results. Watch out you don't over tighten
the screws. They need only to be snug.
I lube the screws with a little spit, sunscreen,
or other anti-seize lube. Don't use Locktite.
Switch to shorter screws if the straps get
compressed.

If they come loose, Contact NSI or myself
and we'll try to help.

-Hein


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