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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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