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    Posted: Aug/19/2012 at 4:30pm
I'm looking for a stomp pad for my new-ish snowboard; it's a Rome Artifact Rocker Shop Kid Edition, if it matters. I'm staying away from the pyramid studs type because they simply don't work on my Arbor Element... my feet just skate off of them all the time. It's utterly silly because I can't even exit lifts unless I'm standing as stiff as a horse erection. My boot is Burton XIII Decadence. Do you folks have a recommendation for nice grippy stomp pads?
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  Quote CLoSeR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2012 at 6:41pm
I don't use stomp pads and most likely never will, in saying that I've only heard good things about those Dakine Pyramid Type Stomp pads though so I'm surprised you're having issues.

Perhaps some other members can recommend something else, have you tried the foam type?



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  Quote Stanky13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2012 at 6:52pm
i like the Dakine spike.

it takes up a little tooooo much real estate for some boarders, myself include.
my solution is to cut it into strips and place the strips seperate from each other. my girlfriend used this whole pad in the past and it took up a majority of her board since she has a small board.

when we both got new boards we bought one and split it into 5 strips. she took the 2 flat strips and i took the one flat strip and 2 slightly inclined strips.

works perfectly. i would suggest the clear version since it would detract from the aesthetics of the board less
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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2012 at 7:22pm
Just get some crab grab mini claws. They work good and look cool at the same time which cant be said about most other stomp pads. 
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2012 at 8:31pm
whether you use a stomp pad or not, you should have your foot pressed against the back binding.  i never use stomp pads and constantly have snow/moisture on top of my board, and it works great... i guess having good balance and being comfortable riding one-footed help too.  if you do want a stomp, position it so you can have your boot against the binding.
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  Quote sleeepili Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2012 at 10:42pm
i second the dakine spike. once i found out about this stomp pad ive been using nothing else. ive put it on 5 boards already. that thing is huge, stylet, and seriously u gotta be stupid or something to fall off of it
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  Quote Witty1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2012 at 10:55pm
I agree... dakine spike pad is probably the most functional stomp pad out there... lots prefer to modify it because of the real estate concern...
The stud style can be pretty cool, but take your time and install these correctly or they will come off your board.
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  Quote sixpoint Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2012 at 2:55am
Dakine modular clear is in 3 pieces.  I don't use the center piece, but mounting the 2 strips on either side of the channel on a channel board works well.  Won't come off if applied correctly and grips your boot 
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  Quote dking Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2012 at 1:17pm
+1 for the Dakine Spike Thumbs Up
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  Quote Nire333 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2012 at 3:34pm
I'd say put some Crab Grab's on it, if you absolutley need to use a stomp pad. They have really good reviews and lots of pros that do one-footers use them (Scott Stevens, Bode Merrill, etc...)

Heres a link to their site: http://store.crabgrab.com/

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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2012 at 4:57pm
thanks guys, I'll check those out, but don't know where to find Dakine Spikes and Crab Grab locally. Hopefully they're nice and big. About using no stomp pad: I can't do that on my boots. Maybe you guys can in your new hi tech boots that grip like a car tyre, but mine will just slide with any drop of water.

What do you folks know about "Stomp" brand stomp pads? Apparently they make professional-grade stuff that grips really good. Came across them while searcing around. http://www.stompdesign.com/
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  Quote kikko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2012 at 5:23pm
seriously, like many others have suggested, this is the one you want because it is the absolute best...


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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 1:01am
When I used stomp pads, my favorite was the mini scrapers(you get 2 in a pack). However, it's pretty easy to control your board with your rear leg pressed against the rear binding as Spencer stated. It just takes a little practice.
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 1:07am
Originally posted by Lux

About using no stomp pad: I can't do that on my boots. Maybe you guys can in your new hi tech boots that grip like a car tyre, but mine will just slide with any drop of water. 

how old are your boots that they don't have tread... ?
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 2:03am
Originally posted by sixpoint

Dakine modular clear is in 3 pieces.  I don't use the center piece, but mounting the 2 strips on either side of the channel on a channel board works well.  Won't come off if applied correctly and grips your boot 
 
That's the one I was thinking of.  I've got that on my board and it helps keep your foot locked in for those fancy one footers.Thumbs Up
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  Quote krisshono Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 2:40am
Dakine stomp pads are the best dont even try anything else
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Anyone here ever stick a stomp pad to the bottom of their boot?
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  Quote scuddera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 6:40am
Originally posted by andyc5315

Anyone here ever stick a stomp pad to the bottom of their boot?


I cant say that I have ever heard of that. Wouldnt that affect your feel when you are strapped in..?
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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 9:39am
Originally posted by spenser

Originally posted by Lux

About using no stomp pad: I can't do that on my boots. Maybe you guys can in your new hi tech boots that grip like a car tyre, but mine will just slide with any drop of water.

how old are your boots that they don't have tread... ?

From 2008 that were not even opened until last year. Tread isn't the problem. It's my really firm outsole compound that's probably different than what you have on your boot; it has performance comparable to that of a tennis shoe on wet ceramic tile. I've noticed some of these new boots are using outer sole material similar to that on non-skid safety shoes.
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 9:53am
I have the 3-piece Dakine Spikes and it works great. The only drawback is that the spikes are pretty sharp and might cut your hand while carrying your board. Just have to hold the board on the side with no stomp pad.
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  Quote steezemisterr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 10:11am
I haven't used a stomp pad since my first year. I just press my leg against the back binding and I never slip off, you just gotta practice it a bit.
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 10:26am
Originally posted by steezemisterr

I haven't used a stomp pad since my first year. I just press my leg against the back binding and I never slip off, you just gotta practice it a bit.
 
I actually didn't use a stomp pad on my 1st couple boards and didn't have any problems. After I started using the Sierra RC, my foot kept sliding getting off the lift. I concluded that different boards have different topsheets that affect how slippery it would be. Even if you press your backfoot to the binding, if the topsheet is slippery enough, your foot will still slide. At least that's my experience.
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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 10:55am
^ I agree with that. My current snowboards have a polished topsheet finish. The so-called "press the boot against the binding" method is utterly worthless; it doesn't work no matter how hard you try to press your boot against the binding. My vintage boards had a ripple texture (from the biaxial fibreglass laminate underneath) that could get away with no stomp pad, though.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 10:58am
^ I experienced the same thing on my Capita board, it's just too damn slippery!
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 11:01am
i've had every kind of topsheet you can get on a snowboard and have ridden plenty of different boots, and the foot-against-binding method works great for me every time.  i can turn, slow down, etc etc etc, and it works for me whether the board is wet, dry, covered in snow.... it's probably just a matter of individual skill/practice.

it can also depend on your board.  for example, a cambered board does not really "wander" or want to swivel around while flat-based.  a full reverse camber board, which i assume most people are using these days, does not have that attribute of being locked down on snow while flat based. they like to wander around and swivel on their own, so it's harder to skate off the lift for some people.

anyway, try those dakine pads.  when people come in looking for stomp pads, i usually point them to those, as well as talking briefly about the back foot binding thing.
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  Quote andyc5315 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 11:24am
Originally posted by scuddera

Originally posted by andyc5315

Anyone here ever stick a stomp pad to the bottom of their boot?


I cant say that I have ever heard of that. Wouldnt that affect your feel when you are strapped in..?

Ive never done it either cause personally I like to add character to my board with a personal stomp pad, but if you had a really thin one it could work. 
hmmm market that to boot companiesClap
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  Quote RastaRider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2012 at 11:48am
Originally posted by andyc5315

Originally posted by scuddera

Originally posted by andyc5315

Anyone here ever stick a stomp pad to the bottom of their boot?


I cant say that I have ever heard of that. Wouldnt that affect your feel when you are strapped in..?

Ive never done it either cause personally I like to add character to my board with a personal stomp pad, but if you had a really thin one it could work. 
hmmm market that to boot companiesClap

Yea that wouldn't work in any way, shape or form. Stomp pads work because the bottom of the boot is made of rubber which allows the stomp pad to grip it, and in turn the stomp pad is held on the board with adhesives. Having a hard plastic or metal stomp pad attached to the bottom of the boot is going to make it even more slippery than nothing at all. Unless you make it out of some kind of revolutionary material that grips better than rubber it's gonna do more harm than good.

And like scuddera said, no matter how thin you make it it's still gonna affect the feel of the boot on the binding. Top that off with the fact stomp pads aren't even necessary and it's not feasible at all.
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