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post #11 of 95 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I really don't think this needs to be an ego thing. If something's useful to you great no harm in that, my doubt was in the difference that they make. I obviously worded my post badly in general. Clearly people feel they are strongly beneficial and that's cool with me.

In a bit to try and bring this back to a positive thread, perhaps people that don't use them could offer tips/techniques on how they manage without them?
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post #12 of 95 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 09:06 PM
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My board has a slippery top and it's not uncommon to have to unstrap a push through deep powder for a little ways to get setup for big natural features drops ect......

If you don't need one good for you....do you seriously care what your board looks like....are you showing it off to people in the parking lot or something?

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Though I do think they spoil the aesthetics of the board.
I think people slapping stickers all over the cool top sheet designs is ugly but I never thought to mention it. It is there style and what works for them. Like you I like seeing all the cool designs and graphics.

I don't sport one but I do see their value. If it makes a person more comfortable skating off a chair and not wiping out and jamming up the off load ramp, that is a good thing right

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I had one on my first and second boards, but not on my current board. I'm able to keep my foot centered by pushing it against the rear binding now.

The only thing I miss about stomp pads is one of the ones I used to have had a boot-scraper bit on one side.


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Stomp pads are for newbs that can't balance on just the front foot if necessary. I used to ride with one and I wouldn't slip if I had one. I rarely slip but sometimes do. I just don't like the way they look and I don't slip much. I don't like stickers and all that either, but to each there own.
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Neversummer Carbonium top sheet FTW!
yea they really should just put it on the whole line...

...although the grainy matte surface on the new Evo is VERY cool...

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Why is it that snowboarding is now more about how you look on the mountain then actually having fun or being good on your board?
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They're putting tech into boards that I don't think NASA knows about yet....
Virus is starting to put this into some of their boards... Supposed to be 1.6x the strength of kevlar. Used on the mars rovers, F1, and other money is no object applications.

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Oh yeah, to stay on topic. I don't use stomp pads or stickers. I think it's sorta sacrilege...
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Why is it that snowboarding is now more about how you look on the mountain then actually having fun or being good on your board?
Ever been to a resort?

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