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Safest way to attach SUP onto roofracks

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Created by solar3 1 month ago, 4 May 2021
solar3
NSW, 9 posts
5 May 2021 12:29AM
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I've got aero roofracks with just the thin strip of rubber on top. Would it be more secure to place the SUP straight on top of the bare roofracks or use some foam like a split pool noodle to be inbetween the rack and the SUP?

I'm just worried about driving at highway speeds.

FRP
428 posts
5 May 2021 12:49AM
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solar3 said..
I've got aero roofracks with just the thin strip of rubber on top. Would it be more secure to place the SUP straight on top of the bare roofracks or use some foam like a split pool noodle to be inbetween the rack and the SUP?

I'm just worried about driving at highway speeds.


"Blue Planet" has a good video on how to transport boards on roof racks. Generally a good idea to put some type of padding on top of the bare bars. The straps exert quite a bit of force and you can damage your board if no padding. I use Dakine rack pads. They are easy to put on and take off with velcro attachments.

Bob

kitemantim
130 posts
5 May 2021 2:50AM
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Lockracks are a great investment if you can afford

gregjet
QLD, 73 posts
5 May 2021 11:48AM
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kitemantim said..
Lockracks are a great investment if you can afford


Lockracks are problematic for race boards. I had to cut on down to use for the back and the front just doesn't fit the SIC RS at all.

Mahanumah
VIC, 323 posts
5 May 2021 2:39PM
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+1 for the Dakine Rack pads.

If your board is in a bag they're not always necessary but if you carry a board without a bag they are a must...

DaveSandan
VIC, 1099 posts
5 May 2021 4:19PM
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I use Rino Rack pads, drove to Qld and back approx 400km no bag no issue just bugs to wash off. In a bag I don't worry about it. Just strap it on and go for it boards have been transported that way for decades with rare problems.

micksmith
VIC, 1524 posts
5 May 2021 4:51PM
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Don't know about race board sizing problems with Lockrack but surf sups are great using lockrack, so easy so fast so secure. No affiliation just a very happy user

Bighugg
NT, 440 posts
5 May 2021 9:50PM
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Am another one for LockRack or should I say 2, as both cars LockRack now. So easy, Mrs enjoying the ease of use with long Sups on wind days.

gregjet
QLD, 73 posts
6 May 2021 9:15AM
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micksmith said..
Don't know about race board sizing problems with Lockrack but surf sups are great using lockrack, so easy so fast so secure. No affiliation just a very happy user


For my allrounders they are good except I can't fit them because I carry the race board more than the allrounders.
If they were sold as singles so I could buy a wider one with kayak arms and a narrow one ( would still have to truncate it) with the shorter arms , but then they wouldn't fit the allrounders.

Gboots
NSW, 1155 posts
6 May 2021 1:12PM
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For longer distances and speed over 100 km/h I only takes sub 8 foot SUP board, use additional strap that wraps around underneath car roof or at least the existing side bars, and use pads on bars and some foam material where tie downs press on top of board



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