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    Question Full deck traction pad?

    Just curious about the pro/con of a full deck pad. Seems like a good idea to protect the board from pressure dings.and no need to wax. What about performance? I never see a short board with deck pads and I figured it must affect the board...extra weight?

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    one's chest and stomach might not think its such a great idea... I doubt I would go for it.

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    say goodbye to your nipples

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    I have a couple of boards with full deck traction that I use to kite surf. On occasion, I have surfed them and in the winter, in a fullsuit its fine. In the summer it will kill your chest, stomach and thighs. Even with a shirt on, the rash will get gnarly.

    I think Julian Wilson may occasionally use a front foot traction pad. But I'm pretty sure you don't see it more often b/c of the rash that would ensue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csburg View Post
    I have a couple of boards with full deck traction that I use to kite surf. On occasion, I have surfed them and in the winter, in a fullsuit its fine. In the summer it will kill your chest, stomach and thighs. Even with a shirt on, the rash will get gnarly.

    I think Julian Wilson may occasionally use a front foot traction pad. But I'm pretty sure you don't see it more often b/c of the rash that would ensue.
    As a kitesurfer, I'm curious to know which boards you find work well for you for both surfing and kitesurfing - preferably good for light wind

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    Quote Originally Posted by darippah View Post
    As a kitesurfer, I'm curious to know which boards you find work well for you for both surfing and kitesurfing - preferably good for light wind
    Coil industries or LibTech's are the best I have personally used for strapless kiting and surfing. I liked the Coil over the Lib.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbust View Post
    say goodbye to your nipples
    Ah...did not even think about board rash. I guess if you only surf cold water(wetsuit) it would be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbust View Post
    say goodbye to your nipples
    Shoot I lose half a nipple to sex wax every season. Say good bye to your d*ck head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    Shoot I lose half a nipple to sex wax every season. Say good bye to your d*ck head.
    You're going to look like a Ken doll after using full deck traction, no nipples and no manhood. It's going to tear off your wobbly bits and wedding tackle bruh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    Shoot I lose half a nipple to sex wax every season. Say good bye to your d*ck head.
    Being married, mine's safely packed in my wife's purse for my protection.