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Application Tips

Step 1 // Choose the right traction for your board

• Narrow Board = Narrow Pads – Taj/Noah Pads
• Standard width – Ando/Colour series pads
• Wide Board/Fish = Wide pad – Take 3

Varying the gaps between pad pieces will also further widen your traction as needed – ie. Spread the traction out for a wider board.

Step 2 // Before applying any pad ensure the board is clean


Many board manufacturers use products like ‘Mr Sheen’ to give boards a polished showroom finish that needs to be removed with acetone and/or sandpaper before sticking a grip to it.

Step 3 // Arrange traction to perfect your layout before removing the adhesive


Where should your back foot go? Optimal position is all about your personal preference – but we recommend to centre 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 // Use the stringer line to locate the centre of the board


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 – I put the semi circle of my pad around 1cm from the plug – which ensures the pad is a good distance back – but with twinny’s and other alternative surf craft the leg-rope plug may be asymmetrically placed or further forward that usual – 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 centre 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.

Step 7 // Same basic rules apply for a front deck grip


Though here you will need to work out your own stance width to get everything in the right place – either by standing next to the board assuming the position or even line up using and older board so you can copy the approx. front foot location.

Traction Tech

Colour Series // 3 Piece Traction

Modomsurf - Traction tech colour series

  1. Modom’s own cutting tool creates our signature ‘Castle Cut’ diamond texture EVA, with added grit between each diamond for advanced traction.
  2. Each pad uses high quality EVA created to our own specific density, ensuring optimal grip in all conditions and water temperatures.
  3. Modom uses a specific 3M Adhesive backing, which has premium bond strength and the highest salt resistance.
  4. Medium kick featuring bevelled edge to reduce drag.
  5. Arch bars and kick heights vary in size across the range to specifically suit team riders requests and surfers needs.

Signature Series // Jack Freestone

Modomsurf - Traction Tech Jack Freetone

  1. Modom’s own cutting tool creates our signature ‘Castle Cut’ diamond texture EVA, with added grit between each diamond for advanced traction. Each pad uses high quality EVA created to our own specific density, ensuring optimal grip in all conditions and water temperatures.
  2. Modom uses a specific 3M Adhesive backing, which has premium bond strength and the highest salt resistance.
  3. Two toned XXL kick – Jack’s has the highest kick and is the widest pad in the range – with a bevelled edge to reduce drag.
  4. Arch bars and kick heights vary in size across the range to specifically suit team riders requests and surfers needs.
  5. Perforated deck to reduce weight and improve performance.

Signature Series // Craig Anderson

Modom Surf - Craig Anderson Traction Tech

  1. Modom’s own cutting tool creates our signature ‘Castle Cut’ diamond texture EVA, with added grit between each diamond for advanced traction. Each pad uses high quality EVA created to our own specific density, ensuring optimal grip in all conditions and water temperatures.
  2. Modom uses a specific 3M Adhesive backing, which has premium bond strength and the highest salt resistance.
  3. Medium kick featuring bevelled edge to reduce drag.
  4. Pinline logo to match back to Ando’s signature stripe design.
  5. Arch bars and kick heights vary in size across the range to specifically suit team riders requests and surfers needs.

Signature Series // Alana Blanchard

Modom Surf - Alana Blanchard Traction Tech

  1. Modom’s own cutting tool creates our signature ‘Castle Cut’ diamond texture EVA, with added grit between each diamond for advanced traction. Each pad uses high quality EVA created to our own specific density, ensuring optimal grip in all conditions and water temperatures.
  2. Modom uses a specific 3M Adhesive backing, which has premium bond strength and the highest salt resistance.
  3. Two toned XXL kick – Jack’s has the highest kick and is the widest pad in the range – with a bevelled edge to reduce drag.
  4. Arch bars and kick heights vary in size across the range to specifically suit team riders requests and surfers needs.
  5. Modom uses a unique cutting technique to produce each graphic pattern. This means that the EVA remains as porous and grippy as possible rather than adding a potentially slippery printed film on the deck surface.

Signature Series // Taj Burrow

Modom Surf - Taj Burrow Traction Tech

  1. Modom’s own cutting tool creates our signature ‘Castle Cut’ diamond texture EVA, with added grit between each diamond for advanced traction. Each pad uses high quality EVA created to our own specific density, ensuring optimal grip in all conditions and water temperatures.
  2. Modom uses a specific 3M Adhesive backing, which has premium bond strength and the highest salt resistance.
  3. Medium kick featuring Taj designed angled bevelled edge to reduce drag.
  4. Lazer cut surface perforations to reduce weight and add extra traction points for your foot.
  5. Arch bars and kick heights vary in size across the range to specifically suit team riders requests and surfers needs.