A traction pad for the tail of the surfboard is used mainly for shortboards… These are characterized mainly by their shape. Here you will find a few examples of shortboards in our shop, for which a traction pad is well suited.
The use of a traction pad has several advantages. On the one hand, after dropping into a wave, you will find out faster if your foot is in the right place, because that is where the pad is ideally located.
But more important is the grip that the pad offers you. Through this you will build up much more pressure on the back foot and thus also be able to ride more aggressive turns. Also, you won’t have to wax your board at this point… Another plus!
However, the pad must adhere well to the surfboard and should be positioned as ideally as possible to work as you imagine. Therefore, follow the steps below…