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Re: New arguments for the old discussion “Straps vs Strapless”

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:42 am

cool, if i had some here i would put them on my short board for the hell of it and have a surf! #ankletweakage?

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Re: New arguments for the old discussion “Straps vs Strapless”

Postby Da Yoda » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:10 pm

cristovao wrote:That looks really cool. Did that got on anywhere in the world? Or was it just a dead end innovation?

It was short lived, but they were the hot item for a few years within the skimboarding scene. It was the early 2000's and they were really popular in S America. Even some competitions were created around them. I think they died off with skimmers because the concept killed the ability to pull shovits and bigspins on a skimboard which was becoming the "new cool" back then.

Here's a pic of them in their original packaging that I was able to find online...
http://picclick.ca/Sector-Deck-velcro-b ... 83379.html

Pretty sure they were base off one of these patents...
https://www.google.com/patents/US20040235372
https://www.google.com/patents/US5454743
https://www.google.com/patents/US4645466

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Re: New arguments for the old discussion “Straps vs Strapless”

Postby cristovao » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:32 pm

Thanks Yoda, for the intresting historical facts.

Did you ever used that, or had any feedback from someone who used it?

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Re: New arguments for the old discussion “Straps vs Strapless”

Postby AmericanRonin » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:43 am

Could always try doing half-straps, so you can get out of them more easily. Like the guys who invented Freebords did.

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Re: New arguments for the old discussion “Straps vs Strapless”

Postby mede » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:03 pm

BWD wrote:I hope you are not going to infringe on my octo-skin TM octopus skin deck pad system!

:lol: :naughty:

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Re: New arguments for the old discussion “Straps vs Strapless”

Postby NorCalNomad » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:02 pm

Da Yoda wrote:
longwhitecloud wrote:magnets, veclro..mega stick wax, track locking...! #wild guesses....

Velcro! It's now time to bring back Sector Deck...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyEcJ0jhE_I


People are doing those things without straps now...


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