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Longboard full traction
« on: May 09, 2019, 04:10:21 PM »
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  • Not that anyone should ever care what anyone else thinks.  Surfing has a alot to do with style...sometimes.  Sometimes it has to do with whatever works best for YOU. 

    I thought it be fun to hear opinions.  Although blasphemy I am seriously considering putting this on a new longboard.  I had it in the past on a hobie for ten years and it was unreal, surfed that board better than any other board,  and the benefit of traction pad verse wax is numerous.   No wax, no mess,  no melting, no melting in your storage bag, no sand pickup, no ripping out chest hair, no mess in your car, home etc.  No changing the wax when its old.  No changing the wax type for the season.  No forgetting your wax.   Adds an extra layer of protection from pressure dents and from racking on a car/bike.  Adds float (read paddle).  So ugly but so functional.   

    And isnt the point to do what you want and whatever gets you surfing your best. 


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    Re: Longboard full traction
    « Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 10:07:00 PM »
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  •  :P :o

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    Longboard full traction
    « Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 06:19:00 AM »
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  • I think Id opt for the clear version they make nowadays, given its functional.  But then again traction is so expensive compared to wax, Id probably never go that route for a longboard / full coverage. And traction doesnt smell anywhere near as good. I vote wax.


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    Re: Longboard full traction
    « Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 10:28:58 AM »
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  • How much does all that extra foam weigh? Im sure not much but relatively speaking it could be a lot.

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    Re: Longboard full traction
    « Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 11:43:44 AM »
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  • How much does all that extra foam weigh? Im sure not much but relatively speaking it could be a lot.

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    I think it goes the other way, more like how much more does it float your board.  The foam doesnt weight much,  but in my mind can provide added buoyancy

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    Re: Longboard full traction
    « Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 11:51:03 AM »
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  • How much does all that extra foam weigh? Im sure not much but relatively speaking it could be a lot.

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    I think it goes the other way, more like how much more does it float your board.  The foam doesnt weight much,  but in my mind can provide added buoyancy
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    Re: Longboard full traction
    « Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 09:40:12 AM »
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  • traction pads can cause the same amount of abrasion as wax, if not more
    if anything, it will throw off the flow off the board...swing weight, water flowing / wrapping over the rail encountering resistance, etc.
    ugly as sin

    no traction no leash
    save those for other boards

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    Re: Longboard full traction
    « Reply #7 on: May 21, 2019, 12:54:54 PM »
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  • all great points and why i hesitate and ultimately against it.  But damn RIP that old hobie that did work well for me.  I bought her used with it already on, so i said heck i will leave it,   it was fun to be the ugliest in the lineup. 








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    Re: Longboard full traction
    « Reply #8 on: May 21, 2019, 12:55:22 PM »
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