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Old 01-24-2015, 09:28 PM
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Default Custom Graphic Wing Walk

I am not building an RV, but I come here sometimes for firewall forward ideas for my Skybolt project. So, I thought I would reciprocate a cool idea that materialized while I was web surfing one evening:

I stumbled across a skateboarding website, and realized that one could adapt their custom grip tape as a wing walk tread. The only limitation is your imagination.

http://www.boardpusher.com

Here is a screen grab of my example:
https://app.box.com/customwingwalkexample

It arrived the other day, and is exactly how I designed it online. Not bad for $20...
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:19 PM
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I went to the local board shop and they gave me a couple of cutoff pieces that I use for my wingwalk. Not as fancy but the price was right. Good thing I didn't tell them it was for an aviation application or it would have cost $100!

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Old 01-25-2015, 11:00 PM
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what a great idea, I always thought that the square black wing walk looked ugly. I played around with it a bit, what do you guys think of something like this for the RV?
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:07 PM
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Looks great, Eddie! Long way off on my build, but definitely will be keeping this in mind.

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what a great idea, I always thought that the square black wing walk looked ugly. I played around with it a bit, what do you guys think of something like this for the RV?
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:38 PM
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Cool site. I came up with something similar:



Looks like the BoardPusher material is a half-inch narrower and 6.5 inches longer than the Vans wing walk material.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:43 PM
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Can you tell us about the surface? Is is standard sanded deck tape, or rubberized? Many people don't like the sand coming off and scratching things up. But the design aspect is very cool.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:19 AM
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Great post!
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:31 AM
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I'm interested myself - that honeycomb pattern looks cool and just "different" enough. Hopefully it's not the usual sand-grit material like other wing walks or most skateboard material I've seen.

BTW, it's a bit more expensive, but there's Ray Allen wing walk sheet material at Spruce. It's rubberized, not sand. I just used a sheet of it last week to put a gripping surface on my brake pedals (hopefully I'm not hijacking the thread - sorry).

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Old 01-26-2015, 08:37 AM
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A friend who built a Sonex couldn't figure out where to put the "EXPERIMENTAL" placard until it was suggested he carve it into the wing walk material. That was a simple and easy solution.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:22 AM
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A friend who built a Sonex couldn't figure out where to put the "EXPERIMENTAL" placard until it was suggested he carve it into the wing walk material. That was a simple and easy solution.
I like it! Has it passed inspection?
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