Skimboard traction pads are a complete game changer. Go without one and you will be slipping off your board every single run, no bueno.
You already know that… that is why you are reading this post! After our fair share of flatland and ocean skimboarding, we have tried out a handful of traction pads and have our opinion of which ones work best!
It is also important to note that pads are one step, and arch bars are an additional piece of awesomeness. Some riders don’t use arch bars, again, it’s mostly personal preference. Be sure to tell us in the comments which one you personally think is best! Ready? K, here are the top 5 skimboard traction pads!
Be sure to tell us in the comments which one you personally think is best! Ready? K, here are the top 5 skimboard traction pads!
Dakine Indy Pad
This stellar stomp pad from Dakine has cutout grooves for added grip, sure to keep your back foot in place as you whip turns or throw 3 shuvs. The
The multi-color options are a nice touch to give your skimboard a truly unique look and feel. A little bit more pricey than other options, but Dakine is a well-trusted and tested brand.
Victoria Traction Vector
Victoria is one of the top dogs of ocean skimboarding, as well as skimboard traction pads. They have been around the block multiple times and have tried and tested what works best! The built-in arch bar at the middle of your foot is
The built-in arch bar at the middle of your foot is killer for added traction. Although it’s one of the most expensive options, you never can go wrong with Victoria products
Naked Viking Surf Deck Pad
A little less well-known brand, but still a solid product. The pre-split design is nice for riders who like to spread their pad out for a wider grip.
Give it a shot, a steal at only $29! Wanna see how Viking Surf tells you to install their traction pad? Check the video!
Hammer Traction Pad with Arch Bar
I know this isn’t a traction pad only, but the value for this set is outrageous. $55 for a super solid traction pad and an arch bar is almost too good to pass up.
Made with standard 3M adhesive, this pad is sure to stay on your board as well as keep your feet where you want ’em.
Corso 3 Piece “Green Eyes” Traction Pad
Okay, to be honest, this one is mostly because of the imagery on the traction pad. Dope colors and those piercing green eyes staring up at you… how can you lose?
New Kahoy Skimboard Traction Pads
We gave you our top 5 skimboard traction pads from long-time brands. We wanna throw in a little extra for you. It’s the brand new line of traction pads from us, Kahoy Skim.
We built them pre-split into three pieces, ideal for riders who want a little more customization on the placement of your traction pad.
We used the best level 3M stick on the back, so nothing is gonna be sliding around!
Our favorite part?
The diamond pattern. The diamond grip is sure to keep your foot locked in place on even the tightest of turns techiest of rail tricks.
We seriously want you to try out these brand new traction pads, that’s why we’ve priced them at only $23.99 for a limited time! Check it!
What’s Your Favorite Skimboard Traction Pad?
We wanna know what you think! Which traction pad has worked best for you? No matter which one you choose, you’ll surely be gettin’ way pitted. Skim on!