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Old     (Kingsriver)      Join Date: Aug 2011       06-04-2012, 9:01 PM Reply   
So I have been looking at new boards and I am concerned that if I spend 500 on a new Ronix Koal it will get beat up in my board racks. How do people store glass surf boards if you don't use your board racks. Or what do you put around the board in the board rack to protect it from damage? Trying to go up with a option that will work as I don't have room to store under anyhing or on the floor. As always thanks.
Old     (brewkettle)      Join Date: Jan 2009       06-05-2012, 5:08 AM Reply   
Wakeboard style racks with bungy style cord are generally to tight and will damage an epoxy/ foam style board when it is exposed to the sun for a period of time, and if Yur board is Cf wrapped it is even worse. Use clamp style racks or over head tower racks
Old     (suprafly08)      Join Date: Dec 2008       06-05-2012, 5:25 AM Reply   
Any recommendations?
Old     (cowwboy)      Join Date: Jul 2008       06-05-2012, 6:03 AM Reply   
I wonder if you could custom build some wide body type fork legs for the normal wakeboard racks?
Have each fork be 3-4" wide and have a longer bungee so it's not as tight?
I bet if you used HDPE or polycarbonate you could have a really trick looking rack and have something that wouldn't marr the boards and not require rubber inserts to.
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       06-05-2012, 6:58 AM Reply
Old     (newmy79)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-05-2012, 7:06 AM Reply   
If you have a Bimini I know that people have had "pockets" sewn into the top to store up to two boards on top. I have a Z5 cargo rack that can store 3 boards, it has bungees and straps.
Old     (brewkettle)      Join Date: Jan 2009       06-05-2012, 9:08 AM Reply   
I will probably do what Justin said about the pockets on Yur bimini top.
Old     (johnboyy7)      Join Date: Apr 2011       06-05-2012, 9:13 AM Reply   
my tower has two bars up top. i bought surf board pads like for a car, velcroed them on, got 2 bungees and tired them down. works great. i will try to get a pic of it.
Old     (lakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2009       06-05-2012, 9:18 AM Reply   
These are the same overhead racks listed in the classified section. I just mounted them below my tower and bimini. This way my custom boards stay out of the sun. They work awesome. Each can hold 2 boards (if you take fins out). Very easy to use and they are rock solid.
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Old     (Kingsriver)      Join Date: Aug 2011       06-05-2012, 9:26 AM Reply   
You guys have given me some great options. I am going to buy the board and and work on hanging or buying the top rack. I have a spot under my Bimini top that might work? IF not put a sock on the baord and buy the board holder.
Old     (pprior)      Join Date: Jan 2012       06-05-2012, 11:01 AM Reply   
I bought the monster which is designed for thicker boards.
Old     (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-05-2012, 2:17 PM Reply   
I cut the middle fork out of my wakeboard rack and put bmx crossbar pads on the remaining forks, and now have a surf rack. Only holds one board but thats better then not using it at all
Old     (dougr)      Join Date: Dec 2009       06-05-2012, 2:45 PM Reply   
just an idea, i would also look at some other board options that the koal. not to say bad things about the board, but there are many better products that are a better construction and also will totally out perform that board. I had a koal when it came out, I have made all the mistakes over the years and really dont want someone else too as well. i recomend staying away from wakeboard co surf boards unless you are buying used and really cheap. hope this helps
Old     (Kingsriver)      Join Date: Aug 2011       06-05-2012, 4:08 PM Reply   
I am open to another board as my choies are limited in my town.
Old     (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       06-05-2012, 9:19 PM Reply   
Tal, look up Wakemitch. He works at Calmarine sports I think. Knowledgeable guy and great prices on boards. Skip the Koal, had one, sold it.
Old     (SangerTom)      Join Date: Aug 2010       06-05-2012, 9:51 PM Reply   
Tal - you're out of control
Old     (brewkettle)      Join Date: Jan 2009       06-06-2012, 4:05 AM Reply   
Keep in mind that all boards made in true Surfboard construction may get damaged if you don't have a proper rack to store it.
Old     (Kingsriver)      Join Date: Aug 2011       06-07-2012, 8:27 PM Reply   
Good call on talking to Mitch at Cal Marine. I now have a new board and a 750# fat sack on the way. My goal is to give Sanger Tom lessons by 4th of July at Shaver Lake. I bought a board sock as well so we will see how it fits in my racks and I will post up some pictures.
Old     (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       06-07-2012, 9:03 PM Reply   
Glad to hear ya spoke with Mitch. He helped me out as well. Now go out and shred.
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-08-2012, 2:05 PM Reply   
Thanks for the kind words guys!
Old     (strev)      Join Date: May 2012       06-08-2012, 3:25 PM Reply   
x3 on Mitch!

he just hooked me up with a great deal on a p5 type X today. thanks again Mitch!
Old     (strev)      Join Date: May 2012       06-08-2012, 3:43 PM Reply   
**model X**


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