In keeping with Kelly’s commitment to sustainability, Slater Designs collaborated with BLOOM Foam to develop the most eco-friendly traction pad on the market today. BLOOM is a high-performance flexible foam made from algae biomass harvested from freshwater sources throughout the world. The BLOOM Foam process
✓ Helps improve the quality of waterways by removing excess algae that harms plants, animals, and people who rely on the ecosystem for survival.
✓ Recirculates fresh water back into the habitat.
✓ Aids CO2 capture and sequestration. We’re literally scraping pond scum, solar drying, and pulverizing it before foaming the material to create a pad that helps re balance the natural ecology, and reduces our dependence on non-renewable oil.
✓ Through this patented algae-technology, we have created a product with increased durability, improved shock absorption and reduced weight over conventional foams.
✓ By choosing this traction, you are helping make the world a cleaner place.
✓ This traction pad was designed for surfer’s looking for a more direct connection to their board, with the flat surface mimicking your front foot sensation.
✓ Cutout strips provide a closer connection to the board while the square traction grooves provide unparalleled grip, allowing the rider to power through turns and land those difficult maneuvers.
✓ 4 Piece pad
✓ No Arch
✓ Square pegs
✓ 3M adhesive backing
✓ The packaging is made with post-consumer backing, soy-based inks and a biodegradable wrapping.
"Firewire believes that the combination of EPS/Epoxy and other high tech materials is where the future of surfboard technology lies. Our goal has always been to combine high performance surfing with increased durability resulting in a more sustainable surfboard that increases the fun factor for everyone who rides them.”– Mark Price, CEO