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Pads with inserts
« on: April 23, 2019, 07:03:41 AM »
Anybody has tried pads with foot stap inserts from NSI or any other brand, I wonder how much it weight, I'm afraid it is heavy ? Is it worth it ?




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Re: Pads with inserts
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 07:56:57 AM »
They are not heavy. Only weak point is the fragile tiny screws used for the straps. Fine, provide you leave them mounted. If you remove the straps a lot, then cross threading and corrosion will cause issues.

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Re: Pads with inserts
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 12:23:52 PM »
NSI strap mounts WORK!

I have been using them for 5+ months with no failure on 2 boards.

1st mounts I stuck on with 3M glue and covered over with epoxy and glass. 

2nd set of mounts I followed Pono's advice (see link below) and prepared the surface.  The mounts will hold with just 3M stick on adhesive if surface is prepared and time/heat applied for appropriate cure time.

https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,34318.msg392209.html#msg392209

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Re: Pads with inserts
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 03:08:44 PM »
NSI strap mounts WORK!

I have been using them for 5+ months with no failure on 2 boards.

1st mounts I stuck on with 3M glue and covered over with epoxy and glass. 

2nd set of mounts I followed Pono's advice (see link below) and prepared the surface.  The mounts will hold with just 3M stick on adhesive if surface is prepared and time/heat applied for appropriate cure time.

https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,34318.msg392209.html#msg392209

Yep true.

But what might interested about the full pads is the multiples inserts, more options. The small mount you need to make it is a the perfect spot.

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Re: Pads with inserts
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 06:12:04 PM »
Yeah I was commenting on the full pads. I used them for years to convert standard surfboards to kite surfboards. Because back then, kite surfboards sucked.