I bought this pad at a local shop of mine the first day i went out on a board. if i didn't have this i would of looked like i was on ice. it features a middle ridge that rises above any ice that forms, also it has three blunt spikes on each end that increase stability when possible. i would recommend this pas to anyone who asks me who is looking for one, never slipped on it. Also about to buy another for my new board i bought. Hope you enjoy it, if you do decide to buy this product.