Whether you are foiling, surfing or paddling – the NSP Tail 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 center of the pad. The dome outline 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 into the kick tail and force the last bit of performance from your foil.
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 gives 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.
Made from repurposed EVA
To minimize the ecological impact of our production processes, NSP collects EVA scraps from our cutting floors, recycling them into these after-market tail pads.
3 Piece pattern
A 3-piece tail pad is the most versatile pattern that still offers variable width and an arched center strip. It’s the easiest to install, offers tons of grip and will work on any board. Adding a front section of traction pads eliminates the use of wax altogether.
Directional diamond-shaped pattern
The deeper the grooves, the more resistance against slipping and superior traction. The NSP Tail Pad has a 2mm height difference and its grip increases as you apply more pressure.
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. The cutout in the centre strip allows for your leash insert.