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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.
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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.
Stickers, maybe. I've just never saw a stomp pad I'd like to put on it.

And Damn! That sucks. Hate outta control idiots on the mountain, especially the ones with their arms flailing. Hope you didn't get hurt too bad. I woulda tore him a new asshole for the board...
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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.
One of THE BEST analogies I've heard.

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Stickers, maybe. I've just never saw a stomp pad I'd like to put on it.

And Damn! That sucks. Hate outta control idiots on the mountain, especially the ones with their arms flailing. Hope you didn't get hurt too bad. I woulda tore him a new asshole for the board...
We were on a long skate traversing to another lift. This dude came through, as you said, arms flailing, and slid right into me. I grabbed him immediately and threw him in the snow and continued skating. Had I seen the gouge earlier I woulda kicked him in the face as well! But then I took another a couple of months ago. Was going nice and slow taking video of my brother in law and BAM. Right on the tail. He was board kicked.

So...Carbonium is not indestructible, but would have been a lot worse with most other boards. I suppose I can live with it. Just pisses me right off. Id rather earn those chunks....
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Damn, those nicks would of pissed me off too. Totally understand the feeling of getting it messed up from your own riding instead of from someone else. Wished the topsheet could get the same repair as bases.
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We were on a long skate traversing to another lift. This dude came through, as you said, arms flailing, and slid right into me. I grabbed him immediately and threw him in the snow and continued skating. Had I seen the gouge earlier I woulda kicked him in the face as well! But then I took another a couple of months ago. Was going nice and slow taking video of my brother in law and BAM. Right on the tail. He was board kicked.

So...Carbonium is not indestructible, but would have been a lot worse with most other boards. I suppose I can live with it. Just pisses me right off. Id rather earn those chunks....
Holy crap how fast was he going? I hit a rock full on and only a sliver came off.

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Holy crap how fast was he going? I hit a rock full on and only a sliver came off.
The first impact I showed the dude wasn't really hauling ass. Just hit it at the right angle I guess. I was skating and he was strapped in. Wasn't enough to knock me down. Lucky I saw him just before impact. I basically caught him... Grabbed his jacket (heard impact) then threw him down to the ground.

Second impact the guy was moving pretty fast. I was slowly slipsliding on my heel edge taking video. Was off center of the run. Should ha en been very easy to avoid as i was wearing bright ass orange hoodie and not a small dude. I didn't see him coming and I went down like a sack of potatoes. He hit me hard. So i rolled around and kicked him with my board. Funny thing... He went on his way and took out my brother in law near the lift line. We wanted to just make him cry but a super douche like that... Not worth it. Fuckin mouth breathers.
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Just get one of this , and love it so much. I have the whole range of NS boards, but this really standout, light and flex enough to go to trees and mogul. Super damp to go on groom. Wish they make the 156 size before, I think it's event better than the cobra, heritage. IMO
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I just ordered the 2014 version of the raptor today i saw in the booklet that it is a 9 dampening and 8 flex sooo stoked for when it comes late summer early fall time
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Where are you able to pre-order the 2014 Raptor?
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