Grip Pads?

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shred2kook
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Grip Pads?

Post by shred2kook » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:59 pm

My board camps in my car most of the time, weather's hot, wax is melting...

I was thinking about getting pads to solve the issue.

I used to have some on my board but they were misplaced by the previous owner so I ripped them off and wax has been working just fine so far (I feel like I feel the board better).

Do they really help?

Any advice which brand to get or just anything from a skimboarding shopping site?

I've seen boards with tail pad and arch bar, and boards with arch bars on tail and nose (I think I like that set up better for some reason...)

Anyway just looking for a quick feedabck

Madinator6
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Re: Grip Pads?

Post by Madinator6 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:43 pm

shred2kook wrote: I've seen boards with tail pad and arch bar, and boards with arch bars on tail and nose (I think I like that set up better for some reason...)
You forgot to mention tail pad on tail & nose (Potter has it like that I think). I would just go with all 3 tailpad, wax, and archbar.

Get either a 21" or 31" arch bar from here http://www.skimcity.com/traction-pads-add-grip/ and then get you pad at a local surf shop.

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Re: Grip Pads?

Post by potter » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:15 pm

good memory Mad. My last couple boards have not been that way, but that's how I used to always set it up. I hate wax and i have zero tech skills so my feet basically go to the same place every time, so to make it easy I would just buy 2 tail pads and turn one around for the front foot. Kind of kook'ish, but I don't care. I prefer the arch bar in front with deck pads on either side but deck pads are sometimes hard to find, though I've been lucky on my last couple boards.

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Re: Grip Pads?

Post by shred2kook » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:00 pm

thanks bruddazzz!

Have you seen this tutorial? "Mario stop eating shrooms!" bhahahha ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9BPcCYy ... re=related

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Re: Grip Pads?

Post by Madinator6 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:16 pm

^ I saw that a couple years ago, but no matter how many times I've done it or how careful I am it always gets screwed up. Make sure the tail pad is back there pretty far as I see a lot of guys with it way too high up. Since it's kind of tricky, and pretty much permanent once it sticks I'd just get somebody to do it for you.

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Re: Grip Pads?

Post by shred2kook » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:40 pm

Yeah that's exactly why I had to rip off the old ones :)

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Re: Grip Pads?

Post by shred2kook » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:08 pm

Vid of Beaker installing pads:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9b9jLycCT8

Guess what? He trims the tail pad!!! haha I knew them surf pads were too wide for a skim!...

Speaking of beakers pads, found this:

http://www.socialskateboarding.com/list ... k-traction

Sale on his pads, 26$ for the tail, 18$ for arch bar, low price shipping

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