On my new snowboard I decided to opt for no stomp pad so I am not relying on it. My skating has improved for sure but I have not done any longer distance attempts yet.
I ride: NS Pandora 149 + Salomon Absolute premium Bindings
Stepchild PMS 149/ Smokin Fawesym 149 + Nitro Eris Bindings +15 -12
K2 Contour 5.