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morgan437 09-01-2013 12:44 PM

Surf traction
I've noticed when surfing that if I have sun screen on my legs it will sometimes make my traction pad slippery. Do any of you guys use wax instead of traction pads? My only concern is pulling my traction pad off of my board, it's a lf custom quad that came with the traction on it stock. I'm worried the glue they used may damage the board when pulling the traction pad off. Has any one done it? Ideas?

Chaos 09-01-2013 2:06 PM

The glue won't damage the board, but it is not easy to take it off. You will have the same problem with wax, in fact sunscreen or greasy products tend to make wax even more slippery than EVA foam. Just clean you traction with some soap. You can also apply wax to your traction, which is what most people do.


phathom 09-01-2013 2:22 PM

Never have had this problem. I use traditional sport sunscreen lotion, my friends also haven't had the problem and they use the sport spray. What kind of sunscreen is it? It could be that the kind you're using is more slippery and tends to come off in the water or run down your legs to your feet more.

morgan437 09-01-2013 2:36 PM

I don't tend to always use the same sunscreen. I usually try to use spray on stuff but just grab whatever is laying around. I think I'll try and wax the pad and see if it helps. I was thinking about the wax because I've never noticed this while surfing in the ocean, but then again I'm not that great in the ocean so I probably wouldn't notice the board being a little slippery

tarek 09-01-2013 5:13 PM

Adding surf wax to your existing traction works. I have a surf wax rubbed into my traction and I really like it. Certain people run a tail pad and only wax up front. I have traction all over my board plus wax and like it a lot. May be worth a try. Total personal preference

morgan437 09-01-2013 8:19 PM

I'm gonna wax the traction and see if it's any better

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