Traction Pads for Fish. Yay or Nay?
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whatever you want to do, but i wouldnt use/ buy it.
….right up there with the longboard leash!
Nay, too gay. Not that there’s Nthing wrong with that.
if someone is shredding retarded, is anyone going to discredit him because he had a pad on? i dont think so….
Like putting slicks on the back tires of a front-wheel drive car
I’ve actually become pretty accustomed to having one on my standard shortboard. I say yes. I really don’t care what it looks like. Then again i remember having the trac-top front foot and back foot pads in the 80’s so maybe i’m not the one to ask.
Nay. Does Curren use a traction pad?
Just use the center arch pad out of a regular traction system. Traction center, wax both sides, keeps you from rubbing the knees raw.
only if its a hp fish.
Who cares what it looks like, if you’re havin’ fun shreddin’. Wax moves too much on the roundhouse, etc. Frankly, I know it looks kinda gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that) and not traditional, but I wanna ride happy, not frustrated.
i’m not curren so i say YES!
The tiny distinctions that some people choose to judge just crack me up. Change a few dimensions and all of a sudden a traction pad is or is not acceptable. WTF? Surf. Have fun. Everything else is just fashion.– Waldo
Have one of these traction pads on my Zamora HP dialer and I love it.
I like it. Have you taken it off any sweet jumps?
Nay, unless Steve Lis, Skip Frye, or Rich Pavel said it was ok…
I’d say if the board is constantly being rewaxed for different water temps as you do if your traveling a lot then it might not be a bad idea. It does add a good amount of protection. I don’t have one though, but I’ve thought about it for some of my high performance travel boards.
Kurt thats pretty funny
Huh.. Oh, Channel Islands. Is that better than endless crap for china?
Sure but… Only if it is ribbed for her pleasure.
why not add clear non slip deck covering as used on yachts…or add sugar to the hot coat for added traction as used in custom windsurfers.surely these comments all conclude to the modern advantages of todays technology be it improved wax,traction pads or coatings.THE QUESTION IS, Are you an individual with the capacity to conclude what surf equipment works for you?.ENJOY THE OCEAN ride what you want.
No way Jose, way to Gay!
Whatever floats your boat, er……., fish.but fyi: looks real gay.
traction pad are for chicken legs
yaythe nayers are old grumpy farts who can’t do a top turn
Don’t listen to any of these fools – everybody buy traction, it is good for the economy.
I’m buying one for my bathtub.
Can someone explain this traction pad to me? You don’t stand back that far on a fish. It seems pointless if you ask me.
got one. works good and super soft. don’t care if the fixie riders look at me wierd for having a pad
Eh, I use a traction pad on my fish…the center part with the tail block section…left the other two sections of the pad off…it works great for me…when I lay into a heavy duty bottom turn, burying the rails, my back foot tends to slip all the way to the back where the tail fishes out as I am arching back splay legged…the tail block stops my big Hawaiian foot from slipping off, not to mention giving me additional torque to pull out and carve and continue down the line…If it works for you, then that is what really matters. All these comments from those surfers (posers) dictating what should and shouldn’t be utilized by individual surfers…you guys are just kooks…go home and let the rest of us surf.
Jean-Paul St. Pierre
CEO & Janitor - Leucadia, CA 1970