Thursday, December 15, 2016

How to Install a Surfboard Traction Pad

Traction pads were created to help surfers get a better grip on their surfboard. When placed properly on the back of your board, the pads, also known as deck grips and tailpads, allow you to pull off tougher maneuvers with a decreased chance of slipping. If you're a new surfer and you're interested in buying surfboard traction pads, but you're not sure what to look for or how to install them, we can help you.

Many major brands produce traction pads, and in all honesty, choosing the one that best fits your style ultimately boils down to personal taste. Although there are a variety of colors and a mixture of texture combinations, the components used to make the pads are relatively the same. They are mostly constructed with water-resistant, no-slip materials. Reading reviews and talking to more experienced surfers will help you make your final decision.
How To Install Your Traction Pad
  • Before you can begin the installation process, you need to remove the wax from your surfboard. If your board is wax free, you should still give it a good wipe down to get rid of any dirt on its surface.
  • After removing the traction pad from its packaging, but before you peel off the adhesive backing, carefully position the pad right in front of the surfboard's leash plug. Remember, you want the traction pad placed at the spot where your back foot sits.
  • Once you're satisfied with your traction pad placement, remove the adhesive backing and gently attach the pad to the board. To avoid misplacement, refrain from pushing the pad down too firmly. This allows you to easily peel the traction pad off if you are not happy with its location on your board. However, once you are content, push down on the pad to lock it into place.
  • Now that you've finished the installation process, all you have to do is wait a few hours before taking your surfboard into the water.
If you're looking to purchase a traction pad for your surfboard, please contact us today and we'll be happy to help you.

No comments:

Post a Comment