LOGIN | REGISTER

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Clear Grip?

  1. #1

    Clear Grip?

    Has anyone tried any of that clear grip tape-like traction (substituted for wax) on their boards? I wanted some opinions and possible recommendations before I go ahead and try it.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,438
    Images
    5
    Funny I just asked that question on another board. I used to use the spray on stuff and it was great. It did get dirty though so I think the clear grip would be way better. It is expensive, would cost me $55 for a 6 foot board to cover the whole deck. They say I don't need that much but I use every inch of my deck and I would hate to hit a slick spot. I'm in the same boat, still considering it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Washington dc
    Posts
    167
    just pay a 1$ for some sticky bumps

  4. #4
    and are there different companies making them so there are options?

    (and to drive down price through competition)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Davy Jones' Locker
    Posts
    1,386
    Images
    64
    Quote Originally Posted by iceybeatzjosh View Post
    just pay a 1$ for some sticky bumps

    Sticky bumps BLAH.....Magma wax is the best ever. try it....u won't use anything else.
    The wax has colored beads in it so you can tell what temp it is. Sticky as hell when it needs to be. And it has a coconut smell. Magma is owned by X-trak.

    Plus my boy is the east coast rep for magma and i have boxes of it.

    It should be available at your local surf shop...if it's not have them order it. They will order it eventually anyway as its the latest in wax technology.

  6. #6
    Magma is SUPER sticky, but it wears off at least twice as fast as sticky bumps or sex wax, so i only use it as a top-top-coat to sticky bumps now.

  7. #7
    so back to the question... Has anyone tried the clear grip? or is it too novel an idea still?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    South Monmouth County
    Posts
    173
    Images
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaholic View Post
    Sticky bumps BLAH.....Magma wax is the best ever. try it....u won't use anything else.
    The wax has colored beads in it so you can tell what temp it is. Sticky as hell when it needs to be. And it has a coconut smell. Magma is owned by X-trak.

    Plus my boy is the east coast rep for magma and i have boxes of it.

    It should be available at your local surf shop...if it's not have them order it. They will order it eventually anyway as its the latest in wax technology.
    So your boy is a rep? I feel like your recommendation of the brand is a conflict of interest...

    Back to the clear grip...wouldn't that stuff cut your nips if you weren't wearing a rash guard?

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Darealm View Post
    So your boy is a rep? I feel like your recommendation of the brand is a conflict of interest...

    Back to the clear grip...wouldn't that stuff cut your nips if you weren't wearing a rash guard?
    Thanks Darealm for bringing this discussion back on track. That's what I am saying: Does this new clear grip not cut nips? Does it work in all temps? How long will it last on my board, and keep its stickiness? etc...

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Davy Jones' Locker
    Posts
    1,386
    Images
    64
    Quote Originally Posted by Darealm View Post
    So your boy is a rep? I feel like your recommendation of the brand is a conflict of interest...
    Yes my boy is the east coast rep.

    Yep it is a conflict of interest. The conflict is the clear grip is garbage. I dunno if this is newer improved clear grip but the stuff i have seen is garbage. After a month or so it will looks sooo dirty that you will hate it. Then you will try to peel it off and want to kill yourself during the process. After you struggled to remove all of it (cause it will tear in pieces and not come off in one shot). You will see the area that that was covered was UV protected and the rest of your board isn't. So you will have a nice multi-color board. And the part about the nips getting sensitive. Well if you have good posture and know how to paddle then your nips shouldn't be touching the board at all anyway. Arch that back my man!

    My nips use to get sore when i was a grom when I didn't know how to position myself on my board.

    epidemicepic,

    What temp were you using? I have not had one problem with MAGMA rubbing off quickly. Maybe try the base coat. I can send you a few bars if you like so you can try it out.