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Say Goodbye to Wax: The Future of Surfboard Traction is Here with RSPro HexaTraction and Cork Traction

Surfing is all about feeling the flow and having the right grip on your surfboard.

Wax or Tail Pad? This is the question

For years, surfers have been relying on surf wax to provide the traction they need. While wax does offer some benefits, such as being a widely used solution and having a variety of scents to choose from ;-), it is also messy and time-consuming.

Wax melts and pollutes our oceans, and requires frequent reapplication, making it a hassle for surfers. Cleaning, waxing and re-waxing can take a lot of time and effort. Furthermore, you have to make sure you choose the right wax for the water temperature you'll be in, which can be a challenge for surfers who travel frequently.

However, as surf technologies and options have evolved, maybe it's time to say goodbye to wax and embrace a cleaner and more sustainable solution. In this post, we will explore why RSPro HexaTraction and Cork Traction may be the best surf grip alternatives to wax for you.

You won't have to worry about reapplying or choosing the right temperature wax, and you'll be doing your part to reduce ocean pollution. So, let's dive in and see why these solutions may be a better fit for you.

Did I mention you lose a lot of time waxing and re-waxing?. It’s true, we exaggerated it on the following video, but you get the idea ;-):

HexaTraction by RSPro

HexaTraction by RSPro is a crystal-clear (coloured options available if you prefer), thin, and lightweight traction pad that provides grip without sacrificing the natural feel of your surfboard.

As an added benefit to the aesthetics and more time on the water, it has added benefits as one customer told us: “Initially I was searching for something that would keep my boards looking good rather than dirty wax. Now I use HexaTraction for performance as well as looks because I find that I can pick my feet up and move them around much easier, yet the grip is just as good as wax when you turn it hard - with or without booties”.

HexaTraction is not made from sustainable materials, it’s made from plastic. The good thing though is that it’s long term use, so instead of waxing and re-waxing now you have a long lasting grip that when you need to replace part of it, as you can replace the hexagons that worn out, you can throw it in the plastic bin.

Hexatraction pad is easy to apply and will last for years, making it a cost-effective solution for surfers who ride their board regularly.

Cork Traction by RSPro

Cork Traction, on the other hand, is a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to wax. Made from cork, this traction pad provides excellent grip and is kinder to the environment. It is also easy to apply, durable, and offers a natural feel to your surfboard, making it the perfect solution for surfers who want to reduce their environmental impact.

It’s funny, but we wanted to give our cork traction a feeling closer to wax than to a traditional eva pad. We managed it by developing a very thin layer, enough to give you the grip but thin enough so you can feel the board below your feet. Lots of feeling without the lock-on effect of some eva pads.

In conclusion

RSPro HexaTraction and Cork Traction are the best surf grip alternatives to wax. They provide excellent grip, are sustainable, and offer a permanent solution that will last for years. So, if you're looking for a clean and eco-friendly solution for your surfboard traction, RSPro HexaTraction and Cork Traction are the perfect choice.

Say goodbye to wax and embrace the future of surfboard traction.