me to introduce myself. Thanks for looking into
Freak Traction owned by (myself) Matt Kechele.
I started Freak Traction for the simple reason
I wanted to offer something different and try
to make some contributions to furthering the progression
of Surfing and Traction. Let's be honest, traction
has allowed surfers to take their approach to
new levels and heights. Surfers have a extra confidence
level with a nice sticky traction pad (arch if
you prefer) and a solid kick tail to give better
leverage through big power gouges or aerial approaches.
I have been around since the inception of the
first traction tail pads. Some would agree that
myself and good friend Jeff Klugel touted the
idea of a tail pad with a kick tail like a skateboard.
Now I’m giving up my age. In those days
I was just starting to experiment with the idea
of taking a skateboarding approach to my surfing
and busting airs regarded as possibly the first
with a repertoire of Aerial Tricks.
The Posi + Grip idea came as a challenge to offer something unique but very functional. I wanted to make a groove pattern that adds more leverage points to surround your toes better. Posi + Grip was the answer, This idea came to me at about 2:00 AM in the morning, I was having a positive dream I guess. The first intial cuts, after my drawing prooved to be incredibly gripping as well exceptionally light weight and a thinner feeling pad. The response has been great and our product is becoming popular around the world. Posi + Grip being thinner works real well for winter surfing with Booties on as well! Freak started in 8 different now we have close to 30 different Styles and the goals remain the same to push the boundaries for better products. Give a Freak Pad a go and see the difference in quality, weight and durability! Hopefully you can discover that you yourself are a FREAK, too!
Thanks again... Kech