Komunity Project Barton Lynch Tail Pad
Komunity Project Barton Lynch Tail Pad is the signature grip of World Champion Barton Lynch. The tail pad has several features great for your surfing. The pad material is different than most. It’s a softer more squishy giving your foot a better quality of grip than the hard etched pads. It’s also much better on your knee in terms of preventing rash as your skin will tend to glide over it rather than being rubbed. The grip features a multi-nub pattern. These smaller protrusions can be felt by your feet and provide great traction. It’s all one piece. There aren’t any side pieces. So you can’t expand it to cover a wider tail board. Narrow in the tail it will fit most narrow tail boards so it’s great for tucked your square tail, pins and performance boards.
The pad is super thin providing super sensitivity. Your foot is closer to the deck of your board so your slightest foot movement can be translated into a big move. There’s no arch so is completely flat. This is a design favoured by many Pros including Kelly Slater. Being flat helps you be able to move your back foot around. For example you can more easily move your foot back for late takeoffs or forward for barrels. Moving your foot left and right helps with high performance heel and toe surfing. The back of the pad features a 20mm kick to plant and drive against as needed.
There’s a curved incut at the rear so you can place this grip closer to the end of your board, around your leg rope plug. This is important as ideal placement is with the kick over the back of your rear fin. In this position your back foot can really drive and carve your board. The backing uses 3M high quality adhesive so will stay put once applied. The pad is super light Lightech traction. Check our full range of Grips at Manly Surfboards>Surfboard Grip