Rob Casey is the owner of SUP school Salmon Bay Paddle in Seattle, co-founder for the PSUPA and is the author of two paddling guides.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Car Rack Strap Noise - How to Prevent

Have you ever strapped your boards or kayaks on your car then drive away to hear a super annoying vibrating sound that even the best car stereo can't block out?  This is caused by car rack straps that are not twisted - twisting the straps prevent the noise. Sometimes strap ends will do it, but usually not as as annoying as the main straps.

The last time this happened to be, I had two stacks of boards on top and while the straps were twisted, it took me a few pull-over's to find the right one, which of course was inside the two stacks in a difficult to reach spot. 

Hear a sample of the noise from my last experience, click here.

Un-twisted Straps
Twisted Straps














Twisting straps for concave / carved out deck


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