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Slater Designs/Bloom Traction Pad Reviews?

 
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5walnut10

Since 01 Aug 2014
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PostWed Mar 28, 18 9:16 pm    Slater Designs/Bloom Traction Pad Reviews? Reply with quote

Anyone tried these pads for kiting? Just as much grip as anything else?

https://firewiresurfboards.com/traction/

I ordered a new board and thought I would just go with the WMFG full deck pad. I want solid performance with strapless riding but after a few days waiting on the board I realized I need to make the environmentally conscious decision whenever possible.

The slater designs pads aren't bio-degradable but they are partially made from algae. Wondering if I could buy a tail pad and two fronts to make a full deck and not compromise performance?

Also open to other eco friendly options if anyone has already put the thought into it?

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bwd

Since 04 Aug 2007
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PostThu Mar 29, 18 6:51 am     Reply with quote

Seriously?
Ok, if you just canít leave the virtue signaling ashore,
this is basically your option:
Cork pad glued on with beeswax.
Keep it in the shade.
Or maybe you can make an adhesive from pine sap or something instead if you donít mind being ostracized by the tree warriors.
But if ya ordered a Thai built FireWire board, might as well use a cheaper pad and put the savings toward jet fuel for your next vacation.
Sorry if thatís harsh, but itís a marketing charade bro

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5walnut10

Since 01 Aug 2014
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PostThu Mar 29, 18 11:06 am     Reply with quote

I really donít think it hurts for me to consider the environment in my personal decision making.

If youíve tried the pad or any of those options you posed and can tell me the performance level then Iím happy to actually hear an answer to my question. Iím looking for an eco friendly pad that has solid performance.

Thanks

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