How To: Apply A Traction Pad

How To Apply A Traction Pad
Step 6
Once you’ve peeled the adhesive backing off the pad, hover the pad above your pencil marks and slowly put it on the board. You’ll want to apply the top part of the pad (where the Pro-Lite logo is) first. You want it to barely touch the board so if it’s not straight you can gently peel it up and redo it.

How To Apply A Traction Pad
Step 7
Your pad should be split down the middle by the stringer of your board and the back of it shouldn’t be too close to the leash plug.

How To Apply A Traction Pad
Step 8
With your board sitting on something soft, firmly push down on the top corners of the pad as this is the first spot that will peel up if not applied properly.

How To Apply A Traction Pad
Step 9
Push the pad into the deck of your board along the edges of the entire pad and in the middle of it. This should eliminate any bubbles and seal it to your board nice and good.

How To Apply A Traction Pad
Step 10
Firmly squeeze the “kick” part of the pad into the tail of your board. Manufacturers say to wait before ripping but if the waves are good, screw the waiting and get out there. As long as you applied it right, you should be good to go!

 

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