Pebble tape or shrink wrap
Posted April 16 2008 - 11:27 AM
Posted April 16 2008 - 12:23 PM
Shrink tube is surprsingly grippy, both the X-Flock stuff (which I might add is thinner in thickness once shrunken down) and the regular smooth shrink tube are very good and quite durable all things considered. Just make sure to get the right diameter shrink tube otherwise you'll be there all day (and night) with the heat-gun only to find out that you bought the wrong size AND probably melted the blank in the process . If you want a more 'cushioned' feel to the shrink tube, put a layer of cork under it and then shrink the tube over it, just be aware that it usually takes more heating to shrink over cork tape as opposed to a bare blank.
Btw, for a grip on a surf rod a cork-tape fore-grip, and a split lower grip of cork tape -> shrink tube -> cork tape looks sweeeeet .
Posted April 16 2008 - 1:20 PM
his aka is surfcaster34, which he will use to PM you.
Posted April 16 2008 - 4:22 PM
Its not like I said 3X (XXX) tape
Posted April 16 2008 - 8:00 PM
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts" Jack Johnson.
Posted April 16 2008 - 8:29 PM
Posted April 16 2008 - 10:02 PM
Posted April 20 2008 - 5:26 PM
Well it turned out to be a Textured Vinyl product, it applied and adhered well... its comfy, not as rough as the true pebble tape but plenty of grip.
Posted April 20 2008 - 7:13 PM
Posted April 20 2008 - 10:04 PM
That was my point... its a different type of product altogether Less Grippy, but Grippy enough... More Comfy, and no shredded skin
The sand paper stuff used by (for instance) G. Loomis is indeed just like the stuff on skateboards etc... I believe thats the 3M stuff mentioned earlier
Posted April 29 2008 - 9:42 PM
Posted May 02 2008 - 12:32 PM
Posted May 02 2008 - 1:03 PM
Originally Posted by FishWithChris
The actual name is 3m safety walk and it comes in a sand paper type finish as well as the rubber.
this is the rubber. what you can get at home depot is the snad paper type. if you ahve a west marine near you, they sell the stuff but in white.
Posted May 04 2008 - 8:34 AM
Posted May 04 2008 - 10:34 AM