Traction pads are a preference deal for most of us. If you dig 'em, it's because they provide a little extra grip and leverage as you gouge huge roundhouse cutbacks, go fins free as you smack the lip, or boost airs. They also provide an advantage for new surfers trying to learn where their feet go on the board. For the most part traction pads are for shorter boards but we've seen the occasional longboard in the lineup with traction too. If you're interested in traction for your log give us a buzz and we'll get your dialed in.