Repurposed traction pads

Whether you are foiling, surfing or paddling –  NSP EVA repurposed traction pads inspire confidence and more radical moves.

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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:

Pad colours will vary depending on the off-cuts from our supplier, but you will see the colours through the window in the envelop package  – scroll below for colour samples

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 repurposed traction 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.



Repurposed Traction Pads Variations

Repurposed traction pads in 3 different models

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 of the repurposed traction pads come with a high tail kick, the arch bar is a foiler favourite, 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 on your repurposed traction pads helps you find the center line of your board intuitively and increases grip – perfect for foiling applications.

Repurposed traction pads

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.

Repurposed traction pads

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. Having a high kick tail and comfortable diamond groove traction pattern on your repurposed traction pads allows you to push harder, meaning more speed and drive.

Repurposed traction pads

Traction Pad Features

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.

How-to install your traction pad

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