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Created by Peahi 4 months ago, 19 Feb 2017
Peahi
VIC, 794 posts
19 Feb 2017 10:09PM
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Has anyone found a reasonably priced alternative to the low quality overpriced deck grip being hocked online $50-$100. I tried some stuff from Bunnings once. It was grippy until you got it wet then it was more slippery than a board with no wax.

Yes I did a search and I dare not go to the SUP forum...

Plummet
3839 posts
20 Feb 2017 12:08AM
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I found a cheap sup deck grip. It was enough to do 2 maybe 3 boards for $50 nzd

toppleover
QLD, 1174 posts
20 Feb 2017 4:42AM
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Clark Rubber sell some double diamond grip, it has the 3M logo on it & seems to be good quality.
Last time I looked it was $30/m.

I'm going to try nowacs on my next board.

m.ebay.com.au/itm/162393853567?_mwBanner=1

Alysum
NSW, 230 posts
20 Feb 2017 8:26AM
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Did you try the Advection pads on ebay?

THE DONG
VIC, 431 posts
20 Feb 2017 1:50PM
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Theres a place in geelong that sells small rolls of grip that ive put on my board and is still going strong. If you know Zac ask him. I cant remember the company.

Peahi
VIC, 794 posts
20 Feb 2017 2:20PM
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Alysum said..
Did you try the Advection pads on ebay?


yep good price compared to others but still exy $58+13. I have to do two boards so want to buy larger piece.

Peahi
VIC, 794 posts
20 Feb 2017 2:22PM
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toppleover said..
Clark Rubber sell some double diamond grip, it has the 3M logo on it & seems to be good quality.
Last time I looked it was $30/m.

I'm going to try nowacs on my next board.

m.ebay.com.au/itm/162393853567?_mwBanner=1


cheers, might try the "rubber" shop, those nowacs look good for the price.

Peahi
VIC, 794 posts
20 Feb 2017 3:33PM
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Plummet said..
I found a cheap sup deck grip. It was enough to do 2 maybe 3 boards for $50 nzd


sorry don't have NZ dollars mate

spikeysteve
WA, 73 posts
20 Feb 2017 2:15PM
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www.squid.net.au/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=56

i use this - not the cheapest but good, enough for 2-3 boards

LeighMajor
NSW, 155 posts
20 Feb 2017 5:18PM
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Surf aids Bryon sell 5mm diamond Camo,also 3mm deck grip no pattern.
My combo on a Tomo :
Good Quality Slater ridged tail pad then Nowacs then camo or black front pad finish of if needed with Nowacs.Will take a photo.

dorothyinste
QLD, 432 posts
20 Feb 2017 4:30PM
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Clark Rubber...as one of the previous poster mentioned. Cheapest and grips when wet.

gdownie
NSW, 75 posts
20 Feb 2017 6:16PM
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hi
do Google search on hydro turf,this seems to be the official name of what we call deck grip

offshore
NSW, 32 posts
21 Feb 2017 4:24PM
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I am another for Squid. Use there board covers too

LeighMajor
NSW, 155 posts
21 Feb 2017 6:51PM
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LeighMajor said..
Surf aids Bryon sell 5mm diamond Camo,also 3mm deck grip no pattern.
My combo on a Tomo :
Good Quality Slater ridged tail pad then Nowacs then camo or black front pad finish of if needed with Nowacs.Will take a photo.



Deck grip options

Piros
QLD, 4646 posts
21 Feb 2017 5:56PM
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Ask at shops for off cuts or left overs and chop it up and get creative , or contact these guys you can buy a metre or 2 off the roll really cheap. www.deckgrips.com/


Adam'KiteRepair
NSW, 153 posts
21 Feb 2017 7:01PM
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LeighMajor said..

LeighMajor said..
Surf aids Bryon sell 5mm diamond Camo,also 3mm deck grip no pattern.
My combo on a Tomo :
Good Quality Slater ridged tail pad then Nowacs then camo or black front pad finish of if needed with Nowacs.Will take a photo.




Deck grip options


nice quiver bro. and how good is bloom foam. deck grip coming soon im told!!!

Adam'KiteRepair
NSW, 153 posts
21 Feb 2017 7:04PM
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LeighMajor said..

LeighMajor said..
Surf aids Bryon sell 5mm diamond Camo,also 3mm deck grip no pattern.
My combo on a Tomo :
Good Quality Slater ridged tail pad then Nowacs then camo or black front pad finish of if needed with Nowacs.Will take a photo.




Deck grip options


hey leigh, out of curiosity. how do you decide between the vanguard and evo? bout to get an evo but feel like i wont use the vanguard much after. i only use the vanguard on light days now. do you keep it for big open faces?

toppleover
QLD, 1174 posts
21 Feb 2017 7:05PM
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LeighMajor said..

LeighMajor said..
Surf aids Bryon sell 5mm diamond Camo,also 3mm deck grip no pattern.
My combo on a Tomo :
Good Quality Slater ridged tail pad then Nowacs then camo or black front pad finish of if needed with Nowacs.Will take a photo.




Deck grip options


Nowacs is the clear winner

Peahi
VIC, 794 posts
21 Feb 2017 9:15PM
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toppleover said..

LeighMajor said..


LeighMajor said..
Surf aids Bryon sell 5mm diamond Camo,also 3mm deck grip no pattern.
My combo on a Tomo :
Good Quality Slater ridged tail pad then Nowacs then camo or black front pad finish of if needed with Nowacs.Will take a photo.


Deck grip options



Nowacs is the clear winner


pun intended? I just worked out what nowacs means. My only concern - too thin want to use padding to help absorb landing shock as I cracked my deck doing this.

LeighMajor love the quiver. Used a Vanguard last year, got me a Vader this year, maybe a Nano next. How much fun are they to punt.

vendeavours
VIC, 264 posts
21 Feb 2017 10:06PM
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Have been using Smook Traction pads for last 4years $20 each use rear and two front pads


LeighMajor
NSW, 155 posts
22 Feb 2017 7:47AM
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Adam'KiteRepair said..



LeighMajor said..




LeighMajor said..
Surf aids Bryon sell 5mm diamond Camo,also 3mm deck grip no pattern.
My combo on a Tomo :
Good Quality Slater ridged tail pad then Nowacs then camo or black front pad finish of if needed with Nowacs.Will take a photo.







Deck grip options





hey leigh, out of curiosity. how do you decide between the vanguard and evo? bout to get an evo but feel like i wont use the vanguard much after. i only use the vanguard on light days now. do you keep it for big open faces?




That's not the whole quiver arhhh!!!.Being 98kgs it all depends on floatation (volume )wind strength and waves.Lighter wind bigger Board.Have an older 5'11"Vanguard 35.7ltrs nearly a paddle in for my size.The Vanguard Vader and Evo have different feels but just grab one for windy days they are all awesome.Evo and Vader being the lightest and a bit livelier.Use mainly Quads for upwind.
Venda,awesome smook
Piros great deck grip job on your foilboard

Sorry about photo rotation from IPhone has a mind of its own:(

Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 506 posts
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11 Jun 2017 5:43PM
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Rainy rainy day up here, so I ripped off some old yellow grip on my Vanguard and put some Nowacs on it. Will report back when I have tested it, and I do switch so thats why I need the grip, and plan to ride this board strapless this summer too.












toppleover
QLD, 1174 posts
11 Jun 2017 7:29PM
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I've had about 4 sessions kiting using Nowacs & about a dozen paddle surfing on my 5'3Evo.
It doesn't feel quite as grippy as a front deckpad but I have not even come close to slipping off yet, I think it's a great alternative to wax.
But for kiting only, imo deck grip is the go.

damageddad
WA, 22 posts
12 Jun 2017 4:34PM
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Paint on some resin and pour on castor sugar and let cure then wash off excess.

Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 506 posts
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14 Jun 2017 10:09AM
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damageddad said..
Paint on some resin and pour on castor sugar and let cure then wash off excess.


Shouldn't this be in the advice for dinosaurs section?

farNT
QLD, 63 posts
Friday , 16 Jun 2017 9:43PM
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Old mate that kites at my local has got those rubber square camping mats glued to his directional .. about 2 foot square the ones that clip together on the edges with little square holes in them ..usually blue or black.. says that because there about 10 ml thick when u step on them they suction cup to ur feet



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