A stomp pad is defined as being “Stuck onto the board in front of the rear binding, a stomp pad is used to keep the rear foot in place when getting off a chair lift.”
Still not sure? Well either your board came with one, you got one free with your bindings, or you simply don’t have one (If it’s the latter, it’s your lucky day, we are here to advise you!)
In the times before stomp pads, a rider had to balance his foot up against the back of the binding, hard enough to ensure some grip. Any snowboarder knows how slippery a snowboard gets with a little snow and how impractical that really is!
Stomp pads come in many different sizes shapes and materials. The best ones to choose are different every rider. Pick a stomp pad which suits the design of your board, enables your foot to maintain grip on a slippery board and is made of a durable material.
Installing the stomp pad is something even my Mum could probably do. Whatever the shape, the process is the same, and should be placed alongside the read binding, on the inside. After peeling off the backing paper, apply the pad and adhere some pressure.
That’s it! You will now be more steady and in control when getting off the chair.