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Traction pads are used to give you extra grip when you have one foot out of the bindings. This guide is about detaching and attaching traction pads.

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  • Use a plastic or metal scraper to remove the existing traction pad.

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Image 1/3: Let the adhesive remover sit for a few minutes. Image 2/3: Wipe away the residue using a towel and water. Image 3/3: Dry the the surface where the new traction pad will be placed.
  • If there is any residual adhesive left from the old traction pad, soak it with adhesive remover.

  • Let the adhesive remover sit for a few minutes.

  • Wipe away the residue using a towel and water.

  • Dry the the surface where the new traction pad will be placed.

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Image 1/3: When placed, the traction pad should be about an inch away from the rear binding. Image 2/3: To avoid creating air bubbles, start with one corner of the pad and roll the rest down. Image 3/3: Press down firmly to help it stick to the board and remove any air bubbles that may have occurred.
  • Peel the back off of the new traction pad to reveal the adhesive.

  • When placed, the traction pad should be about an inch away from the rear binding.

  • To avoid creating air bubbles, start with one corner of the pad and roll the rest down.

  • Press down firmly to help it stick to the board and remove any air bubbles that may have occurred.

  • Give the adhesive a minimum of 12 hours to dry before use.

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