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Hexatraction pads.

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Created by Nugdam > 9 months ago, 27 Mar 2018
Nugdam
QLD, 406 posts
27 Mar 2018 8:17PM
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Anyone out there using hexatraction pads on the front of there sups? Thinking about getting some for protection and grip.

Are there any other similar products out there that may be more cost effective?

DavidJohn
VIC, 16218 posts
27 Mar 2018 9:27PM
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Yes.. and it's very good.. ..and many of my friends also use it.

There's nothing else out there that comes close imo.

WaveScience
VIC, 95 posts
27 Mar 2018 9:30PM
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I use them. They work well.

Jaime
NSW, 79 posts
27 Mar 2018 10:09PM
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DavidJohn said..
Yes.. and it's very good..

There's nothing else out there that come close imo.


+1
plenty grippy for nose riding

Nugdam
QLD, 406 posts
27 Mar 2018 9:14PM
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Sounds like I'll be placing an order tomorrow then!

Brenno
QLD, 727 posts
27 Mar 2018 9:24PM
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Just did the front of my Steeze. Really good. See through too!

gregc
QLD, 1297 posts
27 Mar 2018 9:46PM
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yep I love my grip, its been the best

Bighugg
NT, 389 posts
27 Mar 2018 9:19PM
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Great grip,
have Hex on noses of 2 SUP's and the Mrs has Hex'd 2 prone boards
Go for it

Daneli Returns
NSW, 68 posts
28 Mar 2018 6:11AM
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Would it be any good for a dog up the front of a large SUP? or am I better puting proper deck grip on?

Thanks

colas
3752 posts
28 Mar 2018 4:09AM
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Hexatraction is perfect for the nose of a SUP, I use only it now.

A similar product is Van der Wall. www.waal.co/ Cheaper, more packaging options (you can actually order the amount you want), and may be even grippier than hexatraction.

It may not be grippy enough for high level longboarders, though: a good wax job stills provides more grip. And I guess you can get sore feet if using it for the paddling position, as there is no cushioning.
I do not think it will work for dogs, their claws will just skid on it, they will not get the purchase a soft pad provides.

micksmith
VIC, 1364 posts
28 Mar 2018 7:25AM
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It's ok just for nose area, I had it all over my board at one stage and it didn't last, went to wax and then back to regular deck grip.

micksmith
VIC, 1364 posts
28 Mar 2018 7:29AM
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CTS67 said..
Would it be any good for a dog up the front of a large SUP? or am I better puting proper deck grip on?

Thanks


Think you're barking up the wrong paddle
I would imagine the dog would need a bit more grip to get those toe nails into.
Paw thing

Beasho
167 posts
28 Mar 2018 6:37AM
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Hexatraction combined with padding.

It works great under foot. It is a tad slick when sitting or lying on the board with a wetsuit.


DARTH
WA, 3024 posts
29 Mar 2018 1:28PM
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Got a link or is it available through surf shops?

colas
3752 posts
29 Mar 2018 3:30PM
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DARTH said..
Got a link or is it available through surf shops?


Hexatraction: www.rspro.org/products/hexatraction-board-grip
distributors: www.rspro.org/pages/distributors
Van der Waal: www.waal.co/
retailers (none in OZ): www.waal.co/retail/

Nugdam
QLD, 406 posts
29 Mar 2018 6:55PM
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DARTH said..
Got a link or is it available through surf shops?


I ordered some from rs pro australia. Think its based in sydney

Deano72
NSW, 539 posts
30 Mar 2018 10:11AM
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RSPro products, including Hexatraction, are available from many surf shops throughout Australia or online at
www.rspro.com.au

riverider
TAS, 979 posts
30 Mar 2018 8:05PM
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Got some off eBay, saved a few $.

DavidJohn
VIC, 16218 posts
31 Mar 2018 5:57AM
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I'd recomend spending the few extra $ and supporting your local shops.

tha dogman
NSW, 2912 posts
3 Apr 2018 8:02AM
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Ive been using the hexatraction and rspro railtape on the nose area beyond my deckgrip of all my longboard sups
The grip stuck down to the board like **** to a blanket And 2 years later is still super grippy, hasnt lifted and im very happy with it

PS. Im "Proudly Endorsed" by hexatraction and rspro products, Kenalu Paddles, Balin Hardware, Shapers Fins, 1sup1 appareal and DeepOceanBoards



Emeboy
NSW, 300 posts
3 Apr 2018 3:24PM
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DARTH said..
Got a link or is it available through surf shops?


Freo Stand Up Surf Shop has it.... I got a pack and it did the nose area of 2 boards with some left over.... great stuff

DARTH
WA, 3024 posts
6 Apr 2018 8:27AM
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Emeboy said..

DARTH said..
Got a link or is it available through surf shops?



Freo Stand Up Surf Shop has it.... I got a pack and it did the nose area of 2 boards with some left over.... great stuff


Cheers mate I will zip down to get some on the weekend

Helmy
VIC, 724 posts
6 Apr 2018 9:29PM
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Yep, just done my beloved Creek before a weeks worth of surfing at Merimbula.
Just noticed 2 slight paddle scrapes in the hexatraction that would otherwise have been more serious, or at least more noticeable.
And good grip, for my meagre nose riding skills

Emeboy
NSW, 300 posts
9 Apr 2018 7:26PM
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DARTH said..

Emeboy said..


DARTH said..
Got a link or is it available through surf shops?




Freo Stand Up Surf Shop has it.... I got a pack and it did the nose area of 2 boards with some left over.... great stuff



Cheers mate I will zip down to get some on the weekend


Sorry Darth... I forget how big the west coast is sometimes. No doubt it would be quicker for me to drive from NSW!! They might send some up to you though??

Moon Tours
VIC, 31 posts
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10 Apr 2018 7:53PM
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We use hexa on SUPS & Surfboards it's great, no messy wax ever again!
RSPro have also just bought out a small grip section for your paddle which is also a good thing to check out ??????????????

Nugdam
QLD, 406 posts
12 Apr 2018 2:18PM
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Moon Tours said..
We use hexa on SUPS & Surfboards it's great, no messy wax ever again!
RSPro have also just bought out a small grip section for your paddle which is also a good thing to check out ??????????????


The paddle grip is great. Been using it for a few weeks now.

DARTH
WA, 3024 posts
12 Apr 2018 1:44PM
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Emeboy said..

DARTH said..


Emeboy said..



DARTH said..
Got a link or is it available through surf shops?





Freo Stand Up Surf Shop has it.... I got a pack and it did the nose area of 2 boards with some left over.... great stuff




Cheers mate I will zip down to get some on the weekend



Sorry Darth... I forget how big the west coast is sometimes. No doubt it would be quicker for me to drive from NSW!! They might send some up to you though??


Haha all good dont mind a drive

murrayceff
VIC, 67 posts
12 Apr 2018 4:17PM
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Stonker in Torquay has it.

Carles RSPro
34 posts
13 Apr 2018 12:23AM
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Thanks for all the good feedback.

We keep cooking new things!!!

DARTH
WA, 3024 posts
29 Apr 2018 5:57PM
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I got a pack last Monday and put it on one of my short boards, Go to say its great, thought it might be a bit slippery with a wet suit but its fine.

So good in fact i got another pack for my other board. No more wax

Cheers to the crew at Freo Stand Up Surf Shop

Nugdam
QLD, 406 posts
24 Mar 2019 7:32PM
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Been using this for awhile now abd simply love it.



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