Vertical traction pads for Strapless Kitesurfing
Leashes can be dodgy. Straps can be restrictive. Losing a board in waves of consequence with rocks on the inside suck.
Having had experience with all the above, I designed my own strapless kitesurf traction pads to provide me with the vertical traction I needed for strapless wave riding. Vertical traction can help beginners ease into wave riding and assist accomplished riders achieve progression. My hooks are helpful in choppy conditions, in getting over some unexpected dumpers, jumping higher and landing technical tricks. They can provide the freedom to progress faster when learning strapless freestyle tricks.
Great for foilboarding.
After getting frustrated with finding the right strapless traction out there, I asked one of South Africa’s most trusted surf gear manufacturers to make some vertical traction pads for me. Fortunately these innovative guys were extremely open minded and were pretty game to branch out.
Island Style based in Durban has been around forever …. and in their own words:
“Island Style traction is the grippiest grip on the market! Triple-step profiled grippy aqua foam enables the surfer to slide their foot forward with a nice ridge to push against for rad manoeuvres ensuring your foot won’t slide forward.
Proud to say that our products are not made in China my china, made in Durban ek’sê.”
My strapless traction are currently available by order only in any colour as long as it’s blue or red.
Contact me via my Kitesurf Hooks Facebook Page (link below) for price information and a shipping quote.
Wishing you Wind and Waves!
© 2016 “Kitesurf Hooks Strapless Traction” registered design pending. Tested in the South African waves.
Disclaimer: Kitesurfing is an extreme and dangerous sport with the possibility of injury or death to yourself or others. Always follow manufacturer instructions and the directions of a certified kitesurfing instructor or dealer. The information on this site is provided as a guideline for application only if approved by a certified kitesurfing instructor or dealer for your specific equipment and ability level. We assume no liability for use of our Kitesurf Hooks or application of the information on this site, and any use of Kitesurf Hooks and/or associated information is at your own risk. Kitesurf Hooks are adhesive-based traction pads and since application and use of this product is outside our control, we cannot guarantee this product, any product use or assume any liability whatsoever for this product.My experience is that is imperative that the board first be cleaned extremely well with an acetone-based cleaner to ensure proper adhesion of traction pads. Please use all proper precautions when working with acetone. Please contact me should you have any queries with regard to adhering the pads properly to your board. There’s probably more but that’s it for now! Please ride responsibly and within your limits! Keep kitesurfing safe!