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Easy to use roof straps

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Created by gs12 A week ago, 3 Dec 2018
gs12
WA, 237 posts
3 Dec 2018 12:55PM
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I know this was covered multiple times but what is the latest on roof racks straps?

The normal straps from bunnings are too much hassle (first world problem ) - too long, always flap around, the buckle digging in to the board... Takes too long... I'm looking for something quick and easy (fast) to use. I keep boards in board bags. Sails and masts go inside the car so just 1 or two boards on the roof rack.

Tx

Bertie
WA, 1287 posts
3 Dec 2018 1:34PM
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I like the Neil pryde wide straps (40mm) with the neoprene cover. you just quickly roll up the excess and use the velcro neoprene cover to hold the excess. They haven't let me down yet and never had a loose flappy strap with them. I think chinook used to do a similar style ages ago but haven't seen them in a long time.
Reg might have stock at Windsurfing Perth might be worth a call.

mineral1
WA, 4452 posts
3 Dec 2018 5:23PM
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www.kanulock.com.au/collections/all
Try these, have had a set for a few years, so far so good

Pat O
QLD, 26 posts
3 Dec 2018 7:26PM
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These work for me.

lockrack.com.au/

jn1
SA, 1609 posts
3 Dec 2018 8:00PM
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TS10 - straps:

www.juststraps.com.au/

Been using them since I started sailboarding.

joe windsurf
1390 posts
3 Dec 2018 7:52PM
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i purchased kayak roof straps years ago
now chinook has a similar product

ballast
QLD, 401 posts
4 Dec 2018 7:12AM
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+1 for Kanulocks.

I have had mine for probably 4 years, still going strong.
Easy to use, lockable and have 2 stainless cables inside, so wont be easily cut.

I also use them to secure my boards to the van at night if we are somewhere I am concerned with security.

Bit dear initially, but a good investment I think.

Faff
VIC, 615 posts
4 Dec 2018 4:03PM
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Not that I use them much, but Kanulocks are great.

seanhogan
2954 posts
4 Dec 2018 2:50PM
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^+1

gs12
WA, 237 posts
5 Dec 2018 7:38PM
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thanks guys, looks like it's either few diferrent flavours of regular straps or lockrack.

I was kind of hoping something that works like Marty McFlys self-lacing shoes :-)
but thanks for all the suggestions. I'll check 'em out (or ditch my kite surfing GF and put my boards inside like I used to )

Gorgo
VIC, 4041 posts
6 Dec 2018 7:50AM
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www.anacondastores.com/water/boating-essentials/boating-accessories/sea-to-summit-tie-down-with-silicone-cover/BP90038400

Silicone covered ends don't scratch your car or ding your boards. Rated to 300kg.

On aero bars I wrap the loose end around the bar and slip it through in a simple hitch. It clamps down nicely and never flaps.

NR
WA, 485 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 12:52PM
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I can't believe there are actually other straps out there. I feel roof rack strap deprived.

stehsegler
WA, 2926 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 1:41PM
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Gorgo said..
www.anacondastores.com/water/boating-essentials/boating-accessories/sea-to-summit-tie-down-with-silicone-cover/BP90038400

Silicone covered ends don't scratch your car or ding your boards. Rated to 300kg.

On aero bars I wrap the loose end around the bar and slip it through in a simple hitch. It clamps down nicely and never flaps.


Same as what Bunnings sells.

stehsegler
WA, 2926 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 1:42PM
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gs12 said..
I was kind of hoping something that works like Marty McFlys self-lacing shoes :-)


I think you are overthinking what's essentially a simple problem with a simple solution. Just don't buy the cheapest straps you can find at Bunnings, Supercheap, Kmart, Target etc.

DavidJohn
VIC, 16041 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 11:37PM
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Gorgo said..
www.anacondastores.com/water/boating-essentials/boating-accessories/sea-to-summit-tie-down-with-silicone-cover/BP90038400

Silicone covered ends don't scratch your car or ding your boards. Rated to 300kg.

On aero bars I wrap the loose end around the bar and slip it through in a simple hitch. It clamps down nicely and never flaps.



These are my favorite..

gs12
WA, 237 posts
Sunday , 9 Dec 2018 9:59PM
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I ended up getting these from Anaconda:

www.yakima.com/softstrap

used them today, the neoprene pouch is very useful for stashing away the excess strap

Greenroom
WA, 7443 posts
Monday , 10 Dec 2018 1:49AM
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NR said..
I can't believe there are actually other straps out there. I feel roof rack strap deprived.


Just don't get caught looking at other straps by your current straps

peterowensbabs
NSW, 78 posts
Tuesday , 11 Dec 2018 11:31PM
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I still have and use the set of straps I brought to Australia with me in 1989! Force Four brand, I think i got good value for money.

olskool
QLD, 880 posts
Wednesday , 12 Dec 2018 5:13AM
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Buy which ever strap you prefer. If the metal buckle is an issue, simply slide a length of bike tyre tube over it. No more scratches. I use bunnings set, red n about 40mm wide. $28 i think. Nice n strong. 3 years use so far.

normster
NSW, 129 posts
Wednesday , 12 Dec 2018 1:15PM
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i use a big loop of shop cord chunky stuff maybe 8mm or so

on the net there are some knots suitable for shop cord.

loop it on itself on side of rack and throw over - if there is overhang on horizontal bar simply hook over. i like the elastic if there is movement of the board or padding underneath for some reason it stays reasonably tight

no flapping

or put a small line of 3 - 4 mm rope by bowline permanently on loop and use to ti off or tie up paddle or mast

great for short trips down to the beach and i just leave on racks when out and ready top go when finished in water.

no damage to car when throwing over - depending on craft perhaps not for freeways



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