Originally Posted by Mel M
For just getting off the lift... no. If getting off the lift is a problem, then this isn't the right board to have in the first place. I just jam my boot to the back of my binding, but I don't even jam it that hard. Keeping your weight centered, soft knees, and being comfortable with front foot steering are FAR more important. Using this board, you should be advanced enough to dodge falling, out of control newbs with no problem.
HOWEVER... one of my friends likes to mess around having his rear leg on the stomp pad while doing stuff around the mountain. This doesn't interest me, but if you do this kind of stuff, then I can see why a little extra traction can be valuable.
Besides... putting a stomp pad on this board feels like putting on a bumper sticker on a Porsche 911 Turbo.
nah...ive got a few stickers on this thing. Looks even better as they start to peel and get weathered. Besides...first day out on it last year and some douche bag took a nice chunk out of my carbonium by losing control and slamming into me.