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Old 03-08-2012, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, so I got a new Burton board on Saturday and I've been tearin it up this week up at Wolf Creek. Now Wolf Creek gets a lot of pow and snowfall, so much that my board gets caked in the stuff just chillin on a lift. It led me to think, should I invest in a stomp pad? Cause I've seen metal, plastic, and rubber stomp pads. So what about it give an advantage? Is it even worth the investment?
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Honestly it all depends on your topsheet. If you have a normal or textured topsheet you should be fine without one as you can just push your back foot against your binding and you are good to go. If you have a really slick topsheet like on my Arbor you may need to just to get off the lift correctly.

In the end it is up to you. Do you have trouble getting off the lift at all? Do your feet ever slip?
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The top is a lil slick yeah, and I've slipped a couple times just yesterday (which honestly is a little embarrassing)but would a pad help that much?
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Stomp pads, and their close relatives, studs, are good for two things: 1) Giving you traction on your rear foot when getting off the lift, and 2) giving you something to scrape your rear foot on to get rid of caked snow.

When you're just starting out, #1 is a good reason to have one. Once you get better, you don't need it. #2, well that depends on your local mountain.
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The top is a lil slick yeah, and I've slipped a couple times just yesterday (which honestly is a little embarrassing)but would a pad help that much?
Helps huge.
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I have ridden for years without a stomp pad, but with my new Arbor it was a must after my first time out. The topsheet is so slick it is not even funny.
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my topsheet is pretty slick and normally i just hang a little part of my toe or heel off the board depending on which direction i want to go...works fine

at christmas though, my girlfriend got me a volcom stomp pad which i couldnt just set in a corner so i put it on and now i swear by them...adds a nice touch to the board too - its all preference though
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If I had one laying around, there is no reason that I wouldn't put it on. That said, I order one for every new board. Your foot will never slip again. Installation tip: clean area with alcohol. heat up area and pad with a hair dryer. peel and stick. Put a stack of books or something on it overnight. That's what I do, anyway.
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and make sure you take a few practice runs lining it up because once you stick it theres no redo
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