French front pad
🌎 1 traction pad purchased = 1.5 kg of waste collected and 62% CO2 saved compared to a virgin EVA foam pad made in Asia.
A traction pad inspired by nature, made from a natural and renewable material.
- 15% Landes cork bark
- 65% recycled wine corks
- 20% cork waste
100% natural, elastic, waterproof and light. So many characteristics that make it an element of choice to equip your board. Manufactured in a short circuit, we guarantee you a reduced footprint on the environment.
LA NATURE COMME HERITAGE
They have lived on this earth for over 60 million years. Feet in the sand, a few kilometers from the ocean. They have withstood all the storms and all the follies of men. They gave us their greatest gift, an incredible material, with countless uses. It took men, the heirs of a long forgotten tradition, to revive and sublimate cork. Today we are proud to present the first pad made from French cork oaks. At the heart of a relocated industry, our mission is to support and perpetuate French know-how by offering surfers the best alternative to preserve the ocean.
Une production locale
The cork industry in Gascony is now in full revival. By working with French companies, we want to promote know-how and encourage the local economy. The Region and the Department of Landes are mobilizing to relaunch this sector.
Our partner is a company labeled “ Living Heritage “, a mark of recognition from the State set up to distinguish French companies with exceptional know-how. This pad is an exceptional product.
Innovation serving the environment
At NOMADS we want to offer eco-designed but also innovative products.
This is why for all our tail pad models, the tail is separated, which can be placed alone on the board.
We also wanted to offer a special model, the PROGRESSION PAD, designed to allow surfers in full progress to learn how to better place their back foot on the board for better control. Check out our blog post on the subject.
Un impact environnemental minime
Our traction pads, made in the Landes, are made from 65% recycled corks, 20% cork scrap and 15% Landes cork bark. The circular economy is at the heart of our challenges and offering products made from recycled materials allows us to reduce the carbon footprint of our pad by 62% compared to a virgin EVA foam traction pad from Asia.
Recycled corks are sorted, cleaned, crushed and then agglomerated directly at our suppliers. Natural cork comes from the Landes culture, the most northerly of Europe. We can thus offer you an accessory which will have traveled less than 300km for its manufacture.
PRÉSERVER ET PROTÉGER L’OCÉAN
There is more and more waste on the coast and in the ocean. Our mission is to offer you products that contribute to the protection of our ecosystems.
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