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Know where to get this deck grip from?

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Created by funkyllama 9 months ago, 9 Jan 2018
funkyllama
TAS, 292 posts
9 Jan 2018 10:02AM
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bought one years ago, it's insanely good (light, thin & grippy) but can't remember where I got it from. Has anyone seen something like this? And where can you get it from?

cheers


JAKE123
QLD, 302 posts
11 Jan 2018 9:43PM
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mate i am pretty sure that is an x-track i used to have one and loved it. not sure if they still make them.

beastsurf
WA, 785 posts
14 Jan 2018 9:34AM
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Keep browsing the net Maybe email the pic to a few grip companies and find a similar product.

Poida
WA, 1698 posts
16 Jan 2018 8:28AM
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try this link
deckgrips.com/grip%20patterns.htm

its a molded grip rather than laser cut
I used some on the front of a kite board rather than wax and pretty good. much better feel than the laser diamond ones.

TimKay
646 posts
17 Jan 2018 2:13PM
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Poida said..
try this link
deckgrips.com/grip%20patterns.htm

its a molded grip rather than laser cut
I used some on the front of a kite board rather than wax and pretty good. much better feel than the laser diamond ones.


Good find
Needle in a haystack

mocha1
WA, 755 posts
19 Jan 2018 12:56PM
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What's with surf shops charging $50-$60 for a grip

do they want us to shop online??? $20-30 for same grips


Buster fin
WA, 1737 posts
19 Jan 2018 8:20PM
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mocha1 said..
What's with surf shops charging $50-$60 for a grip

do they want us to shop online??? $20-30 for same grips




I knew there was a reason that I haven't been to a shop for a long time. Thanks for the reminder.

TimKay
646 posts
20 Jan 2018 8:34AM
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Most go for about $30/$40 (cost price) or thrown in when you buy a new board if you go to a decent surf shop
But to buy for an individual purchase I agree is out of control.

LateStarter
WA, 586 posts
20 Jan 2018 1:23PM
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mocha1 said..
What's with surf shops charging $50-$60 for a grip

do they want us to shop online??? $20-30 for same grips




What about fins?

I picked up a new board with FCS2 boxes over xmas and had to pick up a new set of fins to boot (all my other boards run futures)

$200-odd bucks for a set of quads!

I fail to see how something that's churned out en masse by a machine in china costs nearly one third the price of a custom board from a local shaper.

Some of these 'surf companies' are surely taking the pi$$

funkyllama
TAS, 292 posts
27 Jan 2018 2:32PM
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Got exactly what I was after from deckgrips.com in the end. Thin as, doesn't hold water, solid grip. Even surfed in boardies (rarity for tassie) with bare skin on the grip, didn't even notice it wasn't wax except for the slight cushioning it gave when paddling. Highly recommend






Poida
WA, 1698 posts
29 Jan 2018 2:25PM
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JESUSGUS
WA, 63 posts
29 Jan 2018 8:22PM
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Nice looking grip there brother

i was talking to a bloke at the beach the other day who goes without wax. He sands the deck rough enough for grip. It slowly wears down and he simply hits again with the sander . Not sure how it goes on the knees.



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