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discojuggernaut
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Looking for symmetrical footpads for directional

Postby discojuggernaut » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:03 pm

Pads for inserts, not stick-ons. Straps not needed, I have NSI ratchet straps on the way. Need to be able to ride on both sides of the pad, so twin-tip asymmetrical pads won't work.

Who sells these pads?

I remember having a strapped surfboard I sold a while back that had airush pads that would be perfect. Unfortunately, I sold them along with the board.

Anybody have any suggestions, stores, links? I'm in the US.

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Re: Looking for symmetrical footpads for directional

Postby Dwight » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:03 am

NSI Proton straps are the best for surfboards in my opinion.

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Re: Looking for symmetrical footpads for directional

Postby discojuggernaut » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:09 pm

Yeah, I have the NSI ratchet straps, pretty much the same. It's the pads i'm looking for. Anyone?

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Re: Looking for symmetrical footpads for directional

Postby FredBGG » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:03 pm

I've been looking for a while.
Can't seem to find anything new.

I did find an older RRD board with glued o pads that are pretty much symetrical and with a nice
shape for the arch in your foot.

The board is an old RDD Martin Vari XXX. The pads are also nice and big letting you move your feet around a fair bit.

Cheers

Fred

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Re: Looking for symmetrical footpads for directional

Postby scklandl » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:31 am

heres what i would do. (it would seem your looking to do a surfboard right?)

buy the thin 1/4 eva traction pads from NSI contact cement that to a piece of HDPE (1/8") and drill your holes where necessary.

my biggest problem with movable pads for the front strap on surfboards is that they are too high and too small, so they get in the way when gybing, or when out of the straps.

if its for a directional TT check out the old Jimmy lewis style pads, they were huge, and thick so they could be used for more agressive jumping (than you could perform on the thinner 1/4" stuff I previously suggested.

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Re: Looking for symmetrical footpads for directional

Postby discojuggernaut » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:44 am

Thanks will check out.

This is actually for a twin tip that is mounted on a carafino hydrofoil, so i guess you can call it a directional. I want to have symmetric pads with symmetric straps (ratchet) with no duck to them so that I can learn to ride the thing by sitting in the water and changing direction until I learn how to ride the thing well and start going toeside.
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