High Top Traction Tail Pad
Design: 1 piece pad, 6mm symmetrical arch, elevated 38mm kick tail. Channeled cut pattern boosted by the added hold of squid grip embossing. 3M marine grade adhesive that stays stuck.
Color: Signature pad available in black with a red H
Hammer Traction, from design to delivery, is handcrafted in the U.S.A. Traction for surfboards, skimboards, SUP, wake and more. Using the finest EVA foam, Hammer is designed and manufactured to give every board rider the benefits of:
- Extra Light Weight
- Fully Embossed
- Stay True Colors
- 6mm Arch
- 24mm Kick, however, the High Top is elevated to a 38 mm kick!
- 3M Marine Grade adhesive guaranteed to stay stuck!
Why use traction? For surfers and skilled skimboarders, traction pads assist your rear foot in getting more grip on the board, giving you the opportunity to pull more aggressive maneuvers. Once planted, the traction pad’s kick tail anchors your back foot lending to harder snaps and aerial maneuvers.
Do I need a pad for a beginner skimboard? Though a beginner skimboarder may not be pulling airs and tricks, the tail pad let’s the rider know where to land their back foot as they advance their skill. That said, flat or arched will serve that purpose well. A second consideration is that, if you feel you may want to add a traction pad in the future, it’s best to consider putting it on while the board is new. The pad will stick best to clean, new surface vs. one that may have some surf wax residue.
Which pad is right for me? With any product there are features and benefits… the promise of performance. While some features are key, such as closed cell foam for minimal water absorption and embossing for added grip and color fastness, others are personal choice. Rider preference options include arch or flat, 1 piece or multi-piece, colors and carve patterns.