“The Pad is a piece of eva foam that sticks to the tail of your surfboard. The main function of the traction pad is to provide a greater grip for your back foot. Pads are self-adhesive and are bonded with high-strength 3M adhesive for the entire lifetime of a board. So be careful, once it sticks, it sticks – so think about where you apply your pad beforehand. Typically, a pad is placed just above the leash plug. Use the modular nature of your pad to get more grip on wider board tails. “