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experience with Surf Strap Pads

Postby FranP » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:15 pm

Hi .... did you guys tried any of the SURF STRAP PADS from DaKine, NPI, etc..??


"Turn any board into a Kite Surfboard, Tow Bowboard, and still be able to remove the straps and use as a surfboard!"

http://shop.surftech.com/s.nl/sc.11/category.112322/.f


does it still work after several wave sessions ?

did you try to surf (without the strap and kite) with those pads ?

MANY THANKS !!

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Re: experience with Surf Strap Pads

Postby sc » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:06 pm

I have the surftech, they are still fine - no peeling. I made sure the board was very clean and then sanded were the pads would be before placing the pads. The surftech straps are junk and I wish their was more insert holes for adjustment. I will try the NSI next time, looks like they have more inserts.

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Re: experience with Surf Strap Pads

Postby lucascalas » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:41 pm

i got the surftech,too.i'm sure the board was really clean when i placed the straps, but the front pad detached a little just at the third wave session.i've fixed it with extra glue.No troubles with the second one.
i agree: they need more insert holes.

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Re: experience with Surf Strap Pads

Postby FranP » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:55 pm

..... just another question, if you remove the straps, can you surf ?? are the inserts too bulky so you cannot lay and paddle easyly ??

Hi, thanks for your feedback !

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Re: experience with Surf Strap Pads

Postby lucascalas » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:26 pm

yes,you can surf, but it is difficult to put the straps in the holes once you put them away
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Re: experience with Surf Strap Pads

Postby haynman » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:05 am

The Surftech pads are very uncomfortable. Limited strap positing. They don't feel like a surf pad to me.

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Re: experience with Surf Strap Pads

Postby FranP » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:10 pm

Hi,....did you guys tested the NSI straps+ pads ??

http://www.northshoreinc.com/pdf/SNS%20&%20SPS.pdf

http://www.northshoreinc.com/store/pc/v ... roduct=160

there are two models from NSI ...which one would you recommend ?

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Re: experience with Surf Strap Pads

Postby Dr_Rosen » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:24 pm

RRD has some. Instead of buying the largest kitesurf board 6'1 I consider buying their surf board 6'3 and use these pads. But how do you know where to put tem exactly?

http://www.robertoriccidesigns.com/y14/#home.accessories.kitepropad.surfboardswitchtokitepad

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Re: experience with Surf Strap Pads

Postby windyway » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:08 pm

I use the blue Surf and Skim pads pictured above and no problems after at least 100 days.
The NSI Proton strap is much more comfortable than the Surftech.

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Re: experience with Surf Strap Pads

Postby iblocalsurfer » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:39 pm

Before you put your pads down, ride it strapless (with wax only). This way, you will have a better idea of where your straps should go(where it's dirtiest). Also, after you remove the wax (don't bake it in the sun, a few minutes is all it takes), give it a light sanding or else your pads will be more likely to peel off. :D


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