Surfing/The best way to choose a traction pad Arch bar/None /Flat/Tail block

Surfing/The best way to choose a traction pad Arch bar/None /Flat/Tail block

How do you choose a traction pad?
I think each person has their own choice.
This time, we will compare traction pads with arch bars and flat traction pads.I think a lot of people choose to have an arch bar, but the flat traction pad also has its advantages.








What you can see in this article

・You can see the difference between with and without the arch bar of the traction pad.

Traction pad with arch bar

First, let me tell you about the traction pad with the arch bar.
This type has an arch bar that fits around the arch of the foot.
Yes, as you can imagine, it has a great grip.

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But is that the only benefit?

Another advantage of the arch bar is that it is easy to grasp the position of the foot.
While surfing, you don’t have time to look at your foot.
At that time, the feel of the arch bar tells you where your foot are on the surfboard.

However, when you are a beginner, it may be difficult to grasp the position of
your foot from the feel of the arch bar.
You can do your best just by riding.
However, it has excellent grip, so you may choose a traction pad with an arch bar.

Summary of traction pads with arch bar

Advantage

Excellent grip

・You can check the position of your foot.

Disadvantage

・Disadvantage is ………… I will explain later.

Case without traction pad

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Have you ever ridden a surfboard without a traction pad?
I think many people don’t have much experience.
But it provides you with a great ride quality.

Surfing is fun. But is it just fun? I think surfing is a pleasure.
Running from top to bottom of the waves, it just feels great.
Without the traction pad, you can feel the waves directly from the surfboard.
It’s a great experience.

But there are also disadvantages.
When the wax melts, the grip weakens.

If the wax melts in the summer sun, you’re worried about grip.
It also makes it harder to know where you put your foot.
When you step back on your back foot, check the tail block on the traction pad.
But without the traction pad, you don’t know how far you’ve lowered your foot.

I will tell you about my experience. I have put my back foot in the wrong position, stepped on the leash cup, and wiped out.

Summary of cases without traction pads

Advantage

・You can get a great feeling.

Disadvantage

・Grip decreases when wax melts

・Difficult to know the position of the foot

Flat pad

I think that the flat pad is used by fewer people than the arch bar type.
But I want to tell you. The flat pad is great.

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It’s a bit like without a traction pad.
It’s easy to feel the waves just because there is no arch bar.
Moreover, there is no need to worry about the wax melting and slipping.
Even when stepping back, there is a tail block so you can know the position of your foot.
You can’t know the position of your foot from the arch of the foot, but …

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The flat pad is great. Even if you have never used it, please give it a try.

Summary of flat pad

Advantage

・You can get a good feeling.

Disadvantage

・You cannot know the position of your back foot because of the arch of the foot.

Tail block

There is also a traction pad with only a tail block.
This type is preferred by surfers who don’t need a traction pad but just want a tail block.

Summary of tail block

Advantage

・You can get a great feeling.

Disadvantage

・Grip decreases when wax melts

・You can know the position of the back foot with the tail block.

Oh yeah, I was about to forget. Finally, I would like to tell you about the disadvantages of traction pads with arch bars.

The disadvantages of traction pads with arch bars

Disadvantage

It’s harder to feel the waves than a flat pad.

This time, I told you about the comparison of traction pads.

Thank you for reading to the end.

Please see the following article for how to apply the traction pad without failure.

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