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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2022, 10:43:00 AM »
Any reason not to use plain EVA high density 2mm foam and double sided 3m tape? I知 looking for a light weight solution for a wing board and the diamond patterns are too grippy for my taste. I loved the corduroy of my fone board, but I知 thinking plain with no texture would work just as well.

Anyone tried this?

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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2022, 04:00:40 PM »

I've bought deck pad material from NSI in the past. They have a variety of finishes other than diamond, including a flat brushed.

https://www.northshoreinc.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=212
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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2022, 03:43:27 AM »
If you have a deck pad already and the texture is too much you can just sand it down to get to the texture you want.  80 grit on a random orbital will do a great job.

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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2022, 05:57:00 PM »
I知 interested in hearing the feedback from those who have tried the cork deck pad material from Grainger. I知 building a new prone foil board and considering using this material for my deck pad. How is the durability/rash resistance/ grip?

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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2022, 06:58:14 AM »
Cork on decks was all the rage for a few years on custom SUPs in Florida. A factory in northern Florida was doing it. When new, it worked well. With age, it became very slippery. Nobody does it today.

Office Depot sells sheets of cork.

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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2022, 10:14:41 AM »
Thanks DW! I think I値l pass on the cork and go with plan 釘
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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2022, 06:09:01 PM »
I've had the RSPRO cork pads on my other Flying Dutchman wing board for over two years, and they've been great. No lifting, no slipperiness, super lightweight, great feel. Maybe there's a reason RSPRO is more expensive. And before anyone says "cork is cork", it's not.  There are all kinds of grades, from cheap crap made out of cork dust and glue to the real thing, to augmented versions of the real thing. I don't know what RSPRO uses, but it works fine. And lasts.

This is two-year-old RSPRO cork. My front foot is on the cork most of the time. It looks as pretty as the day I put it on the board, and the grip is excellent:

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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2022, 08:02:55 PM »
I'm with PonoBill on this one.

I too have RSPRO cork hexagonal pads on my CJ Nelson 9'3" Parallax single fin (prone) longboard for surfing and it hasn't gotten slippery either.

I've had it on the board for one year.
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Re: Deck pad
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2022, 10:22:01 PM »
I googled this some time ago and cork can be  different qualities,ground coarser or finer, and they use different adhesives and different curing temps depending on use.So hardware store cork for construction may not work at all for us.

 


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