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  1. #11
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    The pad is wrong for that board. You need to get a 3-piece pad you can spread out to fully cover the tail area or at least more coverage than you have with that one. Plus, the pad is definitely waaaaaaaay too far up and if you surf that far up on the board, it looks like you need to put more wax towards the nose to cover any change in stance you have. Of course this will have to do with how tall you are and how wide your stance is as a result, not saying you need to get all Adriano crab-style or anything--but wider stance=bent knees=lower center of gravity=more stability=more control.

    You're not going to find many Ron Jon fans here....

  2. #12
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    Sep 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zman9398 View Post
    Why?............
    If you can reapply the pad further back go for it.

    You would be surprised how far up your front foot will end up on the board (especially in the barrel)...watch surf videos and pay attention to how guys constantly move their feet up and down the board.

    The Ron Jon should be self explanatory.....ok class over.

  3. #13
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    Dec 2007
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    San Diego, California
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    Is that pad for your front foot??

  4. #14
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    All of which reveals the total pointlessness of a trac pad, other than to bolster the dealer's $$ bottom line.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by SurfingOC912 View Post
    Is that pad for your front foot??
    +5 One of the best posts that I have seen on this forum.

    Thanks for the good laugh.

  6. #16
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    Aug 2010
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    take that pad off asap- as mentioned earlier- the glue takes 24 hrs to adhere- but will continue to cure over time. heat is the best way to take it off- but could also ruin the glass. a knife and some goo gone (not acetone) will help. if you cannot get time today/now to take it off- put the board in the sun for the day- to keep the pad warm- and the glue warm. put a new pad on - like erock said- 3 or more piece and spread it out. all the way back - the little "V" cut into the back of the pad is for the leash plug- so you want it as close to the leash plug as possible on that board. I would do it now- before your sorry. take a pad off a board is a pain... do it before the glue gets to hard.

    everyone on here is saying the same thing... from experience...its best to heed and listen.

  7. #17
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    Jun 2010
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    Definitely take the pad off, you'll never be able to turn that thing with your back foot that far up. If the pad gets ruined don't worry about it and just use wax instead until you can grab another pad. Watch videos of Mason Ho, the dude rips and doesn't use a pad on any of his boards, you don't need it.

  8. #18
    use contact cement to reapply the pad, the existing glue will not suffice.

  9. #19
    When (if) you get your traction pad off, make sure to sniff the glue.

  10. #20

    All my skin on my fingers are gone