• how to install your kung fu grip for your bodysurfing handplanes by slyde handboards

How To Install Your Slyde Kung-Fu Grip

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An example of a Slyde Wedge Pro with kung-fu grip installed.

You found your hand slipping on your deck and you don’t like to use wax . So you purchased the Slyde kung fu-grip.  Great choice!  An epic grip is coming your way, but first you have to put it on the deck.  Never fear, we have your back Here are 8 reasons the grip is so epic:

  • Eliminates the need for wax
  • Improved directional control and grip
  • Absorbs chop shock
  • Grooved grip top surface
  • Single layer, 3/16 inch-5mm thick
  • Beveled edge
  • Dynamic design features
  • Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound

It's easy, just pay attention and don't skip any steps. 1 fun hour with a beer! Another reason to have a beer


PREFER TO PRINT THE INSTALL GUIDE GET THE PDF HERE


Board Preparation


TOP TIP

Look into the reflection for any wax you missed


Kung-fu grip Installation


placing and align

  • carefully place your pad on the deck where you want it and trace your pad with a pencil on your board.

  • peel back

  • Starting at the top point of the pad, ONLY PEEL ABOUT  3 INCHES OF THE PAPER BACK. DON'T TOUCH THE STICKY ADHESIVE.

  • laying it down

  • It’s just like laying contact paper down on a cupboard shelf. Hold the pad perfectly centered over the board and trace line and place the sticky top edge inside your traced pencil mark. Lightly rest the adhesive (so you can pull back and reset it), then press from the center out to the edges of the pad.

  • pull paper out

  • If it looks good, reach under the pad, grab the paper flap and pull all of the paper off the pad.

  • Finishing your Kung-fu grip Installation

    1. Get a big plastic mixing bowl, put your hand in the bowl and with smooth pressing strokes, go over the edges, and the main pad, from top to tail, in long smooth strokes. Pop any air bubbles with a tac/needle/pin. Erase the pencil mark with a damp cloth or white eraser..
    2. Screw the strap in over the installed grip.  The grip is specifically designed for the Slyde Wedge Pro, Woody and Grom series.

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    Author: Steven Watts

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