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    Default Looking to get my first fibreglass board, need advice!

    I've been doing skimming on the flat for a while and am looking to get my first fibreglass board. As I'm on a budget I've narrowed it down to the Zap Wedge or the Circle One EPS which one would you guys recommend. Also are there any traction pads you ca recommend?
    Cheers for the help

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    zap, I just looked at circle one boards on their website and they don't look like they would work as well as others. Astrodeck traction pads.

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    Ya i would say zap to. but i found the eps skim board site.

    http://www.circle-one.co.uk/products...83fe58b8ea90b4



    Holy shit thats a long url.

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    Zap wedge large
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    Cheers for the replies I think I'll go with the Zap Wedge Large then. Any other suggestions for traction pads apart from Astrodeck or any other thumbs up for Astrodeck for that matter?
    Thanks again for the quick responses!

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    ihave astrodeck and love them. Try freak though. i have not heard one bad thing about them and they look sexy

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    Another quick question...do pretty much any traction pads fit skimboards? So for example could I use a surfboard traction pad?

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    yeah you could use surf traction, and for a wedge you might as well not buy an arch because if you plan on using it alot you will have to upgrade pretty soon, at least I didn't use my beginner board much before needing a more floaty better quality board.
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    astro decks are sick pads, get some krazy glue along with em though.

    A wedge isn't a bad idea for a first fiberglass board. just know that it won't take too long for you to get over it. soon u'll be ready to move up. In my opinion wedges are a waste of money because you're going to use it for 6 months and get to the point where the board becomes a crutch, it keeps you from progressing, this is where you end up buying yet another, much more expensive board.

    If you do in fact have plans on staying with the sport, congratulations, it's a motherfracking sick sport, you're going to want to save another 100 bucks and go for a 300 series.

    To answer your pad question, you can use surf pads, x-trac is origionally a surf pad, it works well for skimming because most of them are spreadable and can cover some area. I've seen gorilla pads on skimboards, but they look way to small, giving you a very limited area for your back foot to go.
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    Can any one recommend Zaplix or XTrax traction pads?

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    any of the traction pads will be fine. They all have a different feel to them....some softer some harder......but they will all work.
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    Thanks for the reply Davey that was realy helpful, so would you recommend me spending an extra 50 ($100) and getting a Zap Pro? The prices for boards in England are seriously steep compared to the states...the Zap Wedge is 140 ($280) and the Zap Pro is 190 ($380)

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    Oh man. For 380 in the states you could get a good sglass exile.
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    If i was you, i would save up for a exile. Or if you knew someone in the states then they could purchase it here and ship it to you or fly it to you. Or you could make a trip to the states, stay with a great member of the skimonline community and purchase the board here and then fly it back.
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    If I could go to the states and pick up a board I would but I'm broke from my first year at university and I'm going skiing in the winter so I'm pretty strapped for cash! I don't think saving up for an Exile is an option really!

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    damn that sucks boards are so damn expensive. Maybe a Victoria Ultra Vac would possibly be an option?
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    o, and I noticed no one mentioned skim shop traction pads. I've heard that there pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by live2skim
    o, and I noticed no one mentioned skim shop traction pads. I've heard that there pretty good.
    i like em, alot of people don't.
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    skim shops are alright. I liked my astrodeck better

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    Quote Originally Posted by trustory
    Can any one recommend Zaplix or XTrax traction pads?
    I highly recommend Zaplix pads. They are the grippiest I've evern tried. Big knobbies on them though. They grip well but if you have baby feet stay away.
    I'm so adjective, I verb nouns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnipGnop
    I highly recommend Zaplix pads. They are the grippiest I've evern tried. Big knobbies on them though. They grip well but if you have baby feet stay away.
    Ya, id have to agree, i love zaplix and that killer kicker they have.

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    Cheers everyone for the responses they've all been real helpful! I'll be ordering the board on friday as I'm waiting for pay day! I'll let you know how I get on!

 

 

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