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Old 01-21-2012, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I continue to have a hard time leaving the chairlift; I grabbed two of these from Ebay to help the situation. Now Iím wondering if the chair operators are going to yell at me cause theyíll think Iím actually strapped in. Any seen the Strap Pad out out there?



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Old 01-21-2012, 09:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They yell at you for strapping in on the lift? Where I ride no one cares. I can't see anyone having problems with the strap and if they do, kindly explain to them that you are not strapped in and you are less likely to hurt anyone.
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If they yell at you for using that at your hill... they're jackasses...

But when you're getting off the lift try keeping the majority of your weight on your front foot; back foot up against your binding mainly to keep it from sliding off. Use torsional flex of your front foot to turn your board heel/toe side depending which side you're getting off.

Also if it helps, before I got used to riding one-footed I would hang my heel/toe slightly off the board to create drag to turn and slow myself down quickly. Then just skate to an area to strap in.

Edit: *This is for getting off the lift without a stomp pad*
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My friend uses one. Seems to work fine for him. He likes it. Also on the plus side when we cant get a good parking space and we have a long walk its also a handle to make carrying the board easier.
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The Angry Snowboarder Blog Archive Because Stomp Pads Aren’t Always Enough

There is a reason you aren't allowed to strap in while on the lift. I'd rather not have my foot stuck to the board when riding down a lift. I like it out and free to react to what ever shit may happen. Past my first season I had zero desire for something to help me get off the lift.
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Also if it helps, before I got used to riding one-footed I would hang my heel/toe slightly off the board to create drag to turn and slow myself down quickly.
This works great for me you can also use this technique to control your speed IE slow down if needed. We have one lift that I continually use this on. 3 man chair with that is tight, steep unload ramp and always icy with lots of traffic that feeds from another lift that the riders seem to think riding through the unload area is cool or necessary.

Try what ever will work and make you more comfortable unloading. After a 1/2 season, sooner or longer you may not even need it...
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i mean i guess if you like to look extra gay and like to get made fun of all day honestly just get one of these i use to have one DEMON Zeus Snowboard Stomp Pad - SportsAuthority.com
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I have used a strap pad and I didn't like it. FYI it's not for using to get off lifts (and it actually makes it harder because you don't have the freedom with your right foot). Its primary function is to use it as alleviation on the lift hill to keep your legs from wearing out as much. It doesn't work very well for that either because the weight of the board doesn't balance evenly between your binding leg and your strappad leg, plus the strap just creates a pressure point on your foot. I actually found that using the strap pad hurt my right foot more than my left foot that was actually in the binding.

Also, the strap pad isn't as good for using it as a normal stomp pad, because the combination of snow buildup and the strap itself means there isn't much "grip area" on the pad. I was disappionted with its performance and it also makes you look like a dork/noob on the hill, so just skip it.
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A regular stomp pad isn't working for you joshua?
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I personally use just a set of stud diamond pads just to keep my boot beside my back binding. I wouldn't use a strap in pad because depending on which side of the lift I'm getting off of, I can hang either the heel or the toe of my back foot to use as turning leverage and as a brake.
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