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How To Install Your Slyde Kung-Fu Grip

Epic Wave Riding

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:

  1. Eliminates the need for wax
  2. Improved directional control and grip
  3. Absorbs chop shock
  4. Grooved grip top surface
  5. Single layer, 3/16 inch-5mm thick
  6. Beveled edge
  7. Dynamic design features
  8. 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


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Board Preparation


Look into the reflection for any wax you missed. You'll see more clearly

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 the paper


laying down the pad

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.

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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684 reviews
Not sold on it

I had really high hopes. I have been able to use the Bula on a couple good days. I'm liking my old board better so far. But will try it a couple more times before I return it just to be sure. I have none of the below issues with my Enjoy planer, and thinking of going back.
1. The dam thing is not secure on my hand. No mater how tight I make it. It litterally pops off my hand while on a wave. Its getting really anoying having to constantly pay attention to it.
2. I switch my hand depending on the wave direction. It's tough for me to get a grip on the nose, pull it off then pull tightly on other hand in time. I've missed a couple good ones because of this.
3. The pad that goes accross the top of my hand doesnt cover my whole hand and the seam starts to rub on my hand and is uncomfortable.
4. Not a huge deal but wasnt happy that there were some small cosmetc defects on the board. Eslescially for the price
5. The board bag is kind of ridiculous. Its huge and picture on website isnt to scale, but I probably just wont use it. It was basically free.

I think the only thing I can say positive is I think it has good control... after getting used to the angle I need, and may be a bit more bouyant to pull me out of water for speed. But i need to try it a few times more and figure out how to keep the dam thing on!

I am giving these to my grandsons at the end of the month. I am sure they will love them.

Hand slyde

The leash works amazing i won't go out without my leash on....

Bula hand board

This handboard is exactly what I was looking for. The size and craftsmanship is fantastic! I have gotten some great rides with this board. Super fun.

Ready for the Senior Tour

I received my Slyde Phish just before 2 weeks of gloomy weather. Now that I’ve had a chance to road test it, I can’t wait to get back in the water.

Growing up in Long Island NY, body surfing was my first wave gliding experience. Typically we would drive straight to shore so surfing the diagonal has been a learning curve.

I look forward to many great sets this summer.

Matthew Papish (59)
Laguna Beach