Whether you are foiling, surfing or paddling – NSP EVA traction pads inspire confidence and more radical moves. And speaking of radical, we are proud to announce that these repurposed EVA pads have the lowest carbon footprint in our entire product line-up.
With absolutely no plastic in the packaging, just flax fibres and recycled paper. And the product itself is made from 95% repurposed EVA off-cut, straight from the factory floor:
Note: Due to the repurposed manufacturing process and the constantly changing colors, pads will vary in pattern and color consistency.
Different models for all shapes and dimensions
Based on talks with our shops, we created three models that will cover 95% of all traction needs. The 2-piece pad is the simplest one, ideal for smaller boards, while the 3-piece models allow you to adapt your pad to the best possible dimensions. While all models come with a high tail kick, the arch bar is a foiler favorite, as the center bar helps your backfoot to find the centerline of your board instantaneously.
3-Piece pattern – Arch bar
The 3-piece tail pads are the most versatile patterns that offers variable width, high tail kick, comfortable diamond groove grip and a center arch bar. It’s the easiest to install, offers tons of grip and will work on any board.
Adding an additional front section of traction pads eliminates the use of wax altogether. The arch helps you find the center line of your board intuitively and increases grip – perfect for foiling applications.
3-Piece pattern – Regular
The regular 3-piece tail pad is just as versatile as the arched version, but its flatter surface works for riders who prefer just a high kick-tail for their back foot. Diamond groove grip and round cut-outs provide extra grip, comfort and performance, allowing you to push hard against your fins for speed and drive.
2-Piece pattern – Regular
The regular 2-piece tail pad is best suited for smaller boards, allowing you enough space for your leash insert and a single variable width to adapt to the shape of your tail. Featuring a high kick tail and comfortable diamond groove traction allows you to push hard for more speed and drive.
Directional diamond-grooved 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.
Higher durability because of quality adhesive
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 95% repurposed EVA off-cut, and packaged in recycled paper, bound with flax fibres, we wanted to create a greener product that would do us proud. If you see one of these hanging in your local shop and you are looking for a tail pad – go green!