Wall mounting heavy longboards

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by surfore, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. surfore

    surfore Active Member

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    Hi,

    I looked a bit through the archives but I’d thought I’d reach out to see if there’s anything new over the counter out there that people are using to wall mount heavy longboards horizontally for display.

    Thanks in advance,

    Andrew
     
  2. FalseDawn

    FalseDawn Active Member

    Although not new to the market, I recently bought a Hawaiian Gun Rack mount for horizontal display. It works and looks great in my opinion. They have different weight and wood options for surf or sup.
     
  3. NJ Longboarder

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  4. nedsurf

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    Hi Andrew,

    I found these at local Surfride, they look great and let the board be the focus. You can have the board mounted either deck out (with fin toward wall) or bottom out. I contacted the owner in Dana Point and he had some of the 45 degree racks made from heavier stock for a couple of heavy boards I was considering hanging. I changed direction and only used one, PM if you are interested in the other.
    https://onthewallracks.com/
     
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  5. Bru

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  6. Roadmaster

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    I also have a set of; On The Wall Racks. They are super sturdy and are bolted to the wall studs, and will hold anything.They look good and are made in the USA.
     
  7. dingpatch

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    Regardless of brand and/or type, , , , please be sure that they are properly padded. A couple of years hanging in even nicely "rounded" racks will leave visible "marks" in the glass.

    Here's a simple drawing to explain; even though everything looks "good" to the eye, this is what you get without padding.

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  8. surfore

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    Thanks for all the replies. I’ve got some heavy boards and a lot of food for thought - especially making sure I get padded racks.
     
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  9. Eelgrass

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    I've also used the Hawaiin gun racks for a couple HEAVY boards. May be way overkill, but i bought an extra set, so that each board is supported by 3 braces. Takes a little extra time to get the middle (3rd) rack positioned properly to accommodate the curve of the rail, but i felt like it was a cheap insurance policy.
     
  10. nedsurf

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    The racks I spoke of come with soft clear plastic tubing/padding over the acrylic, also prevents any shifting of the board. Given the possibility of the earth shaking in California I'd look for a rack that supports well and prevents tipping/sliding.
     

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