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Old 01-24-2008, 05:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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(1) You can get clear stomp pads that don't effect graphics.

(2) I've been riding for 20 years, and I won't be caught dead w/o a stomp pad. I just posted about problems I was having w/o one a few weeks ago. If your top sheet is slippery, and your have bad lift off-ramp conditions, things can get dicey. A little extra help with control can go a long way.
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You don't NEED stomp pads. I have some on my older Anthem board for riding here in Indy, but that's just because we get hard packed stuff and it's hard to control myself without them. On my new Design (longer for western snows) I don't have any. I find it easier to control coming off in a decent amount of powder so I never bothered to get any.

Personal preference. Might get some just to be safe though. Would suck to get off the lift and realize you can't steer.
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:09 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I agree, I just started snowboarding and I have never found use of a stomp pad. It seems to me like it would not come off easy once placed on. This may leave unwanted crap on your board when you decide you dont want it on anymore. Although like I said, I never used one, I am just predicting that it may cause a problem in the future.
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Old 01-26-2008, 02:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
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stomp pad, who when what pad. i havent used one in 4 years. just press against your back binding, plus its funny to watch people fall............
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:56 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Stomp pads are like wearing a cup when you play baseball. You prolly don't need it most of the time. But when you do, your glad you've got it. In the meantime, there is no harm done by having one.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Stomp studs might be a better choice than a stomp pad..... I have some super cool clear rubbery ones that look like water drops on the board, they dont cover the graphics at all!
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Why do stomp pads seem to come free with bindings, but not boards?
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I am a noobie...as this is my first year. However I do have close to 30 days here in Colorado thus far this season. I ride with guys who have close to 20 years experience out here. Not the folks who worry about fashion and such...we are all in our mid 30's. They seriously ride some crazy stuff...they all have stomp pads. They all also have have leashes...
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i never unstrap my foot. just hold on to something and let go slowly so u can slide to take the chair lift on a slow speed, if u went fast just brake and wait for it.

sometimes the lift operator obliges me to unstrap a foot, but its no hard at all to get down from the lift like that..
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:03 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Since this thread seems to have come back to life I figured I'd post a follow-up...

I still have no stomp pad and have been getting out once or twice a week for the past few weeks...I find that if I wipe the snow off my board when I first get on the lift / right before getting on the lift than I have little to no problems at the top...took a few times to get used to it, but from what I hear, that is normal with or without the pad...

...will still probably get a pad when I see one I like, but for now don't feel it is absolutely necessary

So there's a beginner's take on stomp pads...I guess it is kind of like learning to ride a bike without training wheels?
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