Are traction pads necessary?
You should use a traction pad if you’re using a shorter board and looking to perform sharp turns and maneuvers. Traction pads are not necessary on longboards or even funboards. But, surfers with smaller boards who ride more intense waves will benefit from a traction pad.
Do you wax your traction pad?
Well, one of the upsides of having traction pads is that you don’t have to wax your surfboard anymore. The traction pads are easy to install and you have to do it one time, unlike waxing where you need to constantly re-apply.
Are tail pads worth it?
Should I use a Tail Pad or Traction Pad? Tail Pads offer their own unique pro’s and con’s, but ultimately, the better choice for most surfers, offering a long-lasting, high traction, no maintenance option over traditional wax.