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Gear Talk / Re: Applying RSPro Rail Tape
« on: April 10, 2019, 05:45:21 PM »
Where on the jumbo tape is the RSPro logo?  I don‘t want to cover my board’s logos.

That's a lot of money to become a billboard. Another option is to go with Helicopter tape:
double the material, various widths to choose from, really clear with no logos and cheaper.

Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BZWRIY/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1

I use it on all my boards. Soap water wet application you don't even notice it's there.

is helicopter tape as strong as RSPRO?

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Gear Talk / Re: Applying RSPro Rail Tape
« on: April 10, 2019, 04:54:47 PM »
most of the way on the back.

by  the way, i did mine dry this time and it was easy. just take your time. squeegee as you go from center wide point. i had like 2 bubbles small on each side and used a pin to pop em

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Random / Re: Strandbeest
« on: April 07, 2019, 04:44:23 PM »
Truly amazing human creativity

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Sessions / Re: JL Superfrank Dawn Patrol C.3
« on: April 03, 2019, 01:53:49 PM »
Paddling for steeper waves I consciously try to stagger my stance not so much to get to a surfers stance but to distribute my weight to prevent pearling.  Sometimes I’ve been paddling hard to catch the wave and if I stay completely parallel and the wave sucks out I get pitched.

Oh yeah. Pearl Jam

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Sessions / Re: JL Superfrank Dawn Patrol C.3
« on: March 31, 2019, 05:38:57 PM »
Do folks who are on shorter boards use surfer stance when paddling into waves? I still am stuck in the habit of parallel stance till i get some momentum and then jump into full surfers...cant break the habit

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Gear Talk / Re: board pad or wax?
« on: March 27, 2019, 11:42:58 PM »
thanks

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Gear Talk / Re: Current favorite deckpad?
« on: March 27, 2019, 05:56:03 PM »
My favorite is NSI small diamond to the handle and Hexatraction beyond. Light and sticky in the nose, comfy in the back. I use the diamond pad a tapered chunk of kayak seat foam to make an integrated stomp pad/tail handle. I lightly wax both the hextraction and the pad and sit it in the sun for a few minutes, then wipe off the excess. I wonder if after all this time anyone else has tried this?? Improves the traction without holding dirt and grit. About once a year I get it all off and reapply. Painless.

From now on I try to get all my surfboards without a pad. This is a simple recipe, but it's perfect for me.

Oh, and you kind of need to sand the edges of RSPro. Just a little 400 grit on the upper edge to round it out.

do you custom order a certain size or by a sheet?

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Gear Talk / Re: board pad or wax?
« on: March 27, 2019, 05:44:46 PM »
wonder how differnt these different EVA pads really are from one another. I

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Gear Talk / Re: board pad or wax?
« on: March 27, 2019, 05:28:26 PM »
Sure wish someone  (Blue planet?) would do a head to head comparison of the various options ?
Hexa, Hot wax, Pads, wax....


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Gear Talk / Re: Wax Mat traction pads by Surfco Hawaii
« on: March 25, 2019, 11:07:35 PM »
i wass thinking it might work in the area where i do most of my standing on a short sup...but you think a pad is superior there?

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Gear Talk / Re: Wax Mat traction pads by Surfco Hawaii
« on: March 24, 2019, 12:21:22 PM »
Anyone have enough experience with the wax mat to say how long it will last?

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Gear Talk / Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« on: March 24, 2019, 12:05:09 PM »
thanks

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Gear Talk / Re: Need Advice -- Replacement Deck Pad
« on: March 23, 2019, 05:35:57 PM »
I just cant get my reglue jobs to stick! Been using 3m contact in a spray can. Spray both surfaces, come back in 15 and press togther.  a month later, back to square one.

Do i need to really have a super clean surface to do it? And if os, what is the safest and easiest way ot remove the old cement?

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The Shape Shack / Re: Build a Vacuum System to Dry Boards
« on: March 17, 2019, 01:01:25 PM »
me too on the tootsie roll epoxy--it can be formed and jammed into all different sized holes--sands easily, before glassing over, and doesnt heat up at all while quik-drying--if hole is deep ill mix epoxy and balloons, but smaller issues the tootsie crap is great


What type do you like?

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The Shape Shack / Re: Build a Vacuum System to Dry Boards
« on: March 17, 2019, 12:59:54 PM »
Problem is, in order to check you need to loosen and remove the vent plug and in the process might damage the o ring or not screw it in right or use too much force etc
I would agree with Marlon (and Jimmy), it's generally best not to poke the bear when dealing with a passive vent.

Because they are designed to gas out, and they constantly make bubbles, it makes it difficult to diagnose a leaking passive vent.  This is especially true when you consider all the different ways they can fail, (all resulting in bubbles at the vent).  Bond failure between the vent body and the lam, cross threaded, cut or deformed o-ring, bad element, etc.  As you can imagine, these failures sometimes happen when installing and uninstalling the element screw.

If you suspect the vent is allowing water in, one way to check is simply by unscrewing the element.  If there is water inside, it is obviously leaking.  If not, stuff a small piece of paper towel inside and reinstall the element.  Apply water for a little while and see if the towel remained dry under the element.

It's never a bad idea to weigh the board and mark it on the stringer so you have a bench mark for those times when you swear it's feeling heavy.

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