Waxing the tail pad

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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by black duck » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:34 pm

Beanpole wrote:I hate tail pads.
That's your vintage showing Beany. I never bothered with them until my current board. The shaper just fitted one as a matter of course. First tail pad i've ever had on a board. When i duck dive, the tail pad feels kind of like a legrope under my knee which can be disconcerting.
Not sure if they make a great deal of difference for the most part but there is an occasional situation where the extra grip probably helps.
Some guys get real security from them, back foot reassurance.
They do help protect the tail from depressions and compression of the blank around the stringer.
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Re: Waxing the tail pad

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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by Beerfan » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:51 am

Board I bought recently has versatraction. Not having any wax to worry about it soooo good.
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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by Beanpole » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:41 am

One of my boards has big chunky raised tail pads. Luckily one side tore off earlier in the year. Isn't as big a nuisance now. I tend to surf further forward anyway so I rarely feel the benefit of a tail pad. Just something to catch my foot on when Im getting up.

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