Even with a kayak carrier
I like this product. your bars are hard and they can damage your kayak, or board or canoe. If you have kayak carriers like me (Malones) then you know sometimes you scratch the bottom of the deck when throwing it up on the roof. With the cross bar pads you can toss it up there and not worry about the scratch and get a soft padded landing. That is how I use mine and with a separated shoulder I can't don't have the strength when lifting much weight over my head so this helps me out considerably.