Whether you are foiling, surfing or paddling – the full NSP Traction Pad provides long-lasting grip and confidence. Especially in foiling, a delicate balance is required to get you flying over the surface of the water and your feet need precise positioning to control pitch, roll and yaw.
The NSP Traction pad features a kick tail and a mild dome in the centre of the pad. The ridges of the dome will make sure your back foot finds the dead centre of your board without ever looking down.
Thermoformed texture ensures your back foot stays planted over the mast at all times. For hard pumping or committing to a tight radius, get that extra leverage by moving your back foot against the kick tail and force the last bit of performance from your board.
There is nothing worse than a peeling deck pad, which is why NSP uses premium 3M adhesives, as it provides the best possible bond between your board and the thermoformed EVA. Different from conventional EVA, thermoforming give these pads a more abrasion-resistant layer that will hold up longer. Make sure your board is properly cleaned up before applying the pads, and wait 24 hours before hitting the water to get the best possible bond for years to come. Removal is easiest with a hot air gun and some soapy water.
A 3-piece tail pad is the most versatile pattern that still offers variable width and an arched centre strip. It’s the easiest to install, offers tons of grip and will work on any board. In combination with the 4-piece pattern for the front part of the deck, you should have the standing area of your board covered.
Directional diamond-shaped pattern
The deeper the grooves, the more resistance against slipping and superior traction.
The pattern on the pads has a 2mm height difference and you will notice its grip increasing as you apply more pressure through turns or during pumping. Note that this set is also sold in separate parts as a tail and deck pad.
Performance riders benefit from a 45 degrees kick whenever your foot needs to be well-placed to blow out a wave. Apart from the comfort aspect, an arch helps your backfoot instinctively find the centre line of your board without ever having to look down.
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