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#1242477 - 07/20/08 01:04 PM Traction eating up my knees
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Anybody got a cure? First few sessions and my knees look like raw hamburger and getting up is torture. I guess I kind of drag my knees as I get up.

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#1242478 - 07/20/08 01:11 PM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: patrolman]
Lefthander Offline
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knee pads
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#1242479 - 07/20/08 01:37 PM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: patrolman]
J_P Offline
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86 tail pad

stop dragging knees

toughen up

those are the options as i see it

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#1242480 - 07/20/08 03:51 PM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: patrolman]
shadyrogue Offline
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once you have the rash use
http://www.newskinproducts.com/ shit works great

prevent it with an anti rash like

http://walking.about.com/gi/dynamic/offs...sportslick.com/

or the new headhunter stuff which is not nearly as good. see below


http://www.mrsurfs.com/sunshop/index.php?action=item&id=627

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#1242481 - 07/20/08 08:28 PM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: patrolman]
siick Offline
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i wear knee braces when my knees get all screwed up. just some cheap ones from a rite aid or somewhere are good

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#1242482 - 07/20/08 08:36 PM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: patrolman]
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get a softer pad or wear a short arm full
I do both, but 2nd option b/c I'm pretty skinny.
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#1242483 - 07/21/08 07:08 AM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: patrolman]
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I had that problem too. Solution , lots of wax in the tail and a good wax comb. No tail pads.

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#1242484 - 07/21/08 07:29 AM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: surf_pr]
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I'll take below the knee baggies for a thousand Alex.

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#1242485 - 07/21/08 09:07 PM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: JJR]
germansurf Offline
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What kind of tail pad do you have? I had the same problems with a Palmers pad, but no problems whatsoever with a sticky bumps....

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#1242486 - 07/22/08 06:49 PM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: patrolman]
twofiftyseven Offline
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i had a the same problem in my spring suit with my creatures pad...

tough it out and you'll build calluses if you surf enough..although its kind of painful in the process
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#1242487 - 07/23/08 12:13 AM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: patrolman]
rocferd Offline
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Just get a softer pad, if you absolutely need to have a pad. Dakine and Kommunity are soft.

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#1242488 - 07/23/08 06:23 AM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: patrolman]
rspowers Offline
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Quote:

Anybody got a cure? First few sessions and my knees look like raw hamburger and getting up is torture. I guess I kind of drag my knees as I get up.




Very simple solution: Dont drag your knees when you get up.

You knees should only be hitting the board during the duck dive and even then you can use your foot.

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#1242489 - 07/26/08 12:58 PM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: patrolman]
eoj Offline
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crisco oil on the traction pad that will keep your knees sliding freely.


Edited by eoj (07/26/08 12:59 PM)
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#1242490 - 07/26/08 02:26 PM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: patrolman]
irreverent_clown Offline
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Loc: Imperial Beach CA
I bought some astro deck back in like '86... put a crater in my back foot. Even wore a hole thru my bootie. Still have the knot/scar. I went without a pad for 20 years. Just recently put a creatures of leisure pad on a board. No problems, but feels kinda weird. My problem is the inside of my thighs getting raw when I trunk it. Fuggin' sucks.

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#1242491 - 07/26/08 02:28 PM Re: Traction eating up my knees [Re: irreverent_clown]
geedee Offline
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Quote:

I bought some astro deck back in like '86... put a crater in my back foot. Even wore a hole thru my bootie. Still have the knot/scar. I went without a pad for 20 years. Just recently put a creatures of leisure pad on a board. No problems, but feels kinda weird. My problem is the inside of my thighs getting raw when I trunk it. Fuggin' sucks.




Th Astro Corporation should get its personal lubricant division together with its surfboarding traction division for a gnosh of kippers and brie.
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