Growing up, I always kept my surfboard in my room either on some sort of homemade rack or just standing up against a wall. Now that I’m older and living in my own place it’s about time I started storing my boards properly. This weekend I got the chance to check out Nice Rack’s surfboard wall rack so I’m going to review it and let you know what I think about it.
The Nice Rack is built to make it quick and easy to get your quiver up on the wall and I found it to be exactly that. If you know how locate studs in your wall and know how to operate a level and a power drill, you’re good to go. The contents inside the package for the single rack are fairly simple.Â IncludedÂ is the 2 mounts that screw into the wall, 2 arms that hold your board, 4 screws, and some caps that fit over the mounts. Also, obviously included are instructions on how to get started.
Getting going was rather easy, find a stud in the wall and figure out how high you want your board mounted. From there use your level to make sure the mount is straight and start screwing. The instructions say to drill pilot holes but I didn’t do that, I just blasted through the wall. Once you’ve got the first mount up, find another stud enough length down the wall to hold your board and use a level to keep both mounts on the same height and level. That right there is the bulk of the work with the Nice Rack system.
The part I really liked abou the Nice Rack is that if you want to add more levels of rack it’s super super easy. All you really need is another set of parts. The mounts have groves in them that allows you to slide in more mounts either above or below and screw them in the same way. If you are rocking with a single set, like I am, they provide caps to hide the grooves.
The arms that do all the board holding slip into the mounts and then sort of click in to lock in place. Slide your board on and, boom, your done. The arms also are padded so you’re not restingÂ yourÂ board on hard plastic, which is a nice touch. I probably spent a total of 20 minutes getting the rack up on my wall. As I said above, some tools you’ll want to have with you to make your life easier are a pen or pencil, stud finder, power drill, and a level.
I wouldn’t push a product on you guys that I didn’t think was quality stuff so my honest opinion on the Nice Rack is that I highly recommend it. It’s simple and easy and works great. It’s also relatively inexpensiveÂ comparedÂ to other racks out on the market.
The single rack goes for $29.95 and they have options for double, triple, and quad sets, all available for purchase online atÂ thenicerack.com.
Thanks to Michael and JoanneÂ over at Nice Rack for letting me know about their great product!