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Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-16-2010, 2:35 PM Reply   
I bought a board with no traction, wheres a good place to get some? Thanks.
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-16-2010, 5:23 PM Reply   
surf shops usually always carry kick pads but front traction is a little more rare for shops to stock. I know a lot of people use x trak traction for the front foot.
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       02-16-2010, 6:36 PM Reply   
Yeah - the Xtrak is popular. Triple X had X Trak make them some custom front a rear sets, at $50. I ordered a set last year - pretty hard EVA - I didn't particuarly care for it, but it's cheap. Also, Triple X had it to me in less than 3 days Florida to California!

http://www.triplexsurfandskim.com/Accessories_amp_Apparel/Wakesurfer_Traction_Kits_c24/

LakeWakes makes up a set using the Long bow tail and the Xray front. Also $50

http://www.lakewakes.com/xtrak-traction/xray-kit/prod_26.html

Snapspeed carries the "stripper" front pad for $24, PITA to apply if you break the strips off, but I like the feel of it...a good option of you find a kick that you like but need a front.

http://www.snapspeed.com/XTRAK-STRIPPER-SURFBOARD-TRACTION-PAD-p/xttstp.htm

Wakeoutlaws carries some traction, I think mostly the long bow full set - pricey and probably more traction than you need. I see that their site is down for 2010 updates.

Surf Source carries Huladek - clear nonskid surface - @ $20, not as good as the EVA traction listed above, but is pretty good for most folks.

http://surfsource.net/Sticky%20Bumps/stickytraction.htm

I can't find it now, but there is a hobby shop that sells sheets of 3M adhesive backed EVA - 1/16" thick that works ok also. You might try a google search for EVA and 3M

Hope that helps.
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-16-2010, 9:12 PM Reply   
Thanks for the great info Jeff. Helps alot.
Old     (tro)      Join Date: May 2009       02-16-2010, 9:57 PM Reply   
you can order front traction sets and kick pads on http://slayshtank.myshopify.com/
Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-24-2010, 7:17 AM Reply   
Freak>other traction

I've used just about everything on the market and even made my own for a while. IMO it just doesn't get better than Freak. The 31" archbar provides an extremely long bar of support for those who do a lot of airs and do a lot of subtle adjustments with the front foot

http://www.skimcity.com/store/home.php?cat=3977

https://www.alleyoopskim.com/store/prodCat.php?CID=16
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       02-24-2010, 9:06 AM Reply   
I personally don't like arch bars. They hurt my feet.

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