Lokihel wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:06 am
There is probably a reason why most people still use deckpads and wax instead of built-in solutions, but my feet hurt too much from the numerous cuts to think about it.
This type of grip has been used for decades in windsurfing. I have used it on my windsurfers and some of my surfboards for kiting. Works the best. Great traction with no added thickness or mess. Never had issues with bloody feet.
Some prefer the cleanliness, comfort and protection that pads can provide. While some surfing traditionalists hate the added thickness under their feet.
This type of deck grip is not used in surfing because it will wreck your skin on your torso and arms, rash guards, boardshorts, and wetsuits when paddling.
If you don't use your kite surfboard for surfing or don't have baby feet this is an excellent option for traction.
Done right you can still see your graphics too.
I used the spray on stuff recently. Worked great with less mess in application.