STEP 1. Choose The Right Traction Pad For Your Board
Varying the gaps between pad pieces will also further widen your traction as needed e.g Spread the traction pad out for a wider board.
STEP 2 Before Applying Any Pad Ensure The Board Is Clean.
Make sure all wax,glue, dust and dirt aren’t on the board. To remove wax properly get wax remover.
STEP 3 Arrange Traction To Perfect Your Layout Before Removing The Adhesive
foot position is all about your personal preference but we recommend to center the pad above the front and back fin bases which will help ensure the best foot placement and give the most control when you surf.
STEP 4 Line Your Traction Pad So The Middle Pad Is In The Center Of The Stringer.
Or measure with a ruler for boards without visible stringers. In many cases the leg-rope plug can be used to double check the layout ‚Äì I put the semi circle of my pad around 1cm from the plug ‚Äì which ensures the pad is a good distance back ‚Äì but with twin fins and other alternative surf craft the leg-rope plug may be asymmetrically placed or further forward that usual ‚Äì so keep this in mind. You can use a pencil to mark the proposed position if you need to.
STEP 5 Peel Off 3M Adhesive Starting With The Center Piece.
Then sides ensuring even gaps on each side unless you really want to flare out your ride. Fan out further for wider tails bring in closer for narrow tails.
STEP 6 Apply Pressure To Work Out Any Air Bubbles.
Paying particular attention to edges, arch area and kick. Ideally wait 24 hours for maximum glue adhesion before surfing.