Of those two the handle turned out to be more than a niggle; because it wasn’t deep enough carrying the board any distance was a pain as was retrieving the board from pontoons or jetties. So much of a pain that I started to look for a solution and for someone who could implement that for me here in Sweden. After talking to some of the locals I approached crosswater.se who are based not too far away outside Varberg.
The result is a very stealthy board!
|McConks Carbon Sport with LiftSUP Handle|
What was done
The board now looks a lot more serious than it did and the more aggressive grip is somewhat better under winter wetsuit boots or wet shoes. The grip behind the deck pad is more than enough for pivot turns and I think it looks fantastic.
|Deck pad glue removed|
|Doing it right|
|Ready for finishing|
|At home in Sweden|