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  • Deck Grip on Technograin Baked Potato?

    Hi fellow firewire'ians,

    Picking up my 501 Technograin Baked Potato tomorrow & I'm wondering whether to put a tail pad on it or not?

    The board looks so sick with the wood grain, it would almost be a crime to cover it but I don't want to damage the deck with my knee when I duck dive.

    Apart from the aesthetic look, I'm wondering if the adhesive of the deck grip will damage the Paulownia deck?

  • #2
    megsy, i duckdive with the ball of my foot...never used my knee..ever... that might help... your right, it would be a shame to cover it..!! .. there's clear deck grip out there... i was under the impression there is still a coat of resin that you would be adhering to... so i assume its fine... chris.. you out there..??

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    • #3
      Hey Core,

      It's weird because when you feel the board, it doesn't feel like there is any resin on it?

      But it apparently has what Firewire call, an 'Entropy Bio-Resin Hot Coat'.

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      • #4
        haven't molested one yet....gotta love wood though...

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        • #5
          Yeah there's 2 thin coats of bio resin rubbed on to seal the wood. At least I think I read it was two.
          I tried my sweet potato without a pad and it felt odd. Never sure of foot placement and I find the extra height of the pad actually give you a little more leverage going rail to rail on that wide tail.
          I would batter it with my knee duck diving too.

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          • #6
            Mmmmm....might run it without to start with, taking Core's advise & using the ball of my foot to duck dive.

            Guess I can always put a tail pad on after if i feel I need too!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by megsy View Post
              Mmmmm....might run it without to start with, taking Core's advise & using the ball of my foot to duck dive.

              Guess I can always put a tail pad on after if i feel I need too!
              Hey Megsy, any wax left in the woodgrain will affect tailpad adhesion later on - something to think about I suppose.

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              • #8
                Yeah I use the ball of my foot too on the tail pad and I think my front foot is in the ushiro geri position, kicking backwards pushing my weight down and forward. I also roll the board to one side into a 30-45 degree from horizontal position (one rail lower than the other) for an emergency deep dive if need be.
                Last edited by Slowman; 03-07-2013, 06:24 PM.

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                • #9
                  any pics?

                  suncoast

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by suncoastslop View Post
                    any pics?

                    suncoast
                    I'm stealing Megsy's thunder here but here is what he sent me today....

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                    • #11
                      sick

                      suncoast

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                      • #12
                        Goanna, you're too quick! I have no problem you posting up the pics of my new 'sick' stick.

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                        • #13
                          sick board! I want!!!!!!!

                          ALOHA!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Goanna View Post
                            I'm stealing Megsy's thunder here but here is what he sent me today....

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                            Goanna is such a frothing grom, he posts pics of his mates new boards...next he'll take it for a spin while Megsy's out at work..!!
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                            • #15
                              so wats the verdict? are the concaves and middle spine/ all the lines still the same? hard to tell with that wood finish.
                              hows the weight/ overall feel of the board?

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