According to the directions on the insert, you can damage the pad by not using the included Mad Dotz. Mad Dotz are essentially Teflon tape that you are supposed to put over the feet of your mouse.
Here we have our victim. My trusty Microsoft optical wheel mouse.
The first step is to wipe the feet with the included prep pads.
Then simply tape over the feet of the mouse.
The Hybrid was very smooth and had little resistance before I added the tape. After I added the tape the resistance went to almost zero.
The Hybrid has earned its place as my new mouse pad; a considerable feat considering how much I loved my RipperXL. It's very smooth, yet resists abrasions and spills much better. And if something does spill on it, you can clean it with a non-ammonia window cleaner.
Thanks to XTrac for sending out this awesome mouse pad for review.