Grip pads, also known as traction pads, don’t just look cool; they are an essential part of your board if you want to make your surf as majestic as possible.
Depending if they are front pads or back pads, they can be made from different materials, and in a cool million patterns, but the goal on all of them is the same:
To make your feet stick to the board so that you will have more freedom to move, change your balance, and push your surf to the maximum.
Thankfully, as materials became cheaper and the quality became better, grip pads are now a much better option than just waxing your board, and there are awesome ones to pick from. If you know just a couple of basic thing about what to look for, you will be able to spend the rest of your time picking out the design that will compliment your board in the best way possible. Read More