They're way cheaper than repairing dings.
If you plan on putting your board on a rack, get the Creatures of Leisure Aero Square Pad. The square-bar pad stays put with hook-and-loop fasteners and lays a thick layer of foam between your stick and ding-delivering plastic and metal. The Aero pad is available in two lengths to accommodate just about any board width.
- Foam cushioning
- Hook-and-loop fasteners