How to Create a Stomp Pad

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How to Create a Stomp Pad
Snowboard stomp pads take the stress out of the chairlift dismount. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Snowboard stomp pads provide traction for your back foot while you dismount the chairlift. This gripping device is located on top of your snowboard and in between the bindings for easy foot placement. Stomp pads are good for beginners who are just learning to maintain balance upon their snowboards. You can purchase custom stomp pads or make your own, which adds flair and signature to your ride.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • EVA foam with sticky backing
  • Pencil
  • Sharp utility scissors

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  1. 1

    Obtain a sheet of soft EVA foam with a sticky, peel-off backing. Buy a piece that is large enough to cover the part of your snowboard in between the bindings.

  2. 2

    Trace the design of your choice onto the foam pad. You can easily create stars, a skull and crossbones, or your initials.

  3. 3

    Cut out your design with the scissors.

  4. 4

    Clean and dry the area on your board where you'd like to affix your pad.

  5. 5

    Peel off the backing on your stomp pad to reveal the sticky layer. Make sure your board is warm before applying the stomp pad. A cold board could inhibit the stickiness of the pad's glue, causing it to peel off.

  6. 6

    Press your pad onto your board and apply pressure with your hand. Placing your pad directly in front of your back binding will allow ample room for foot placement when sliding off the lift.

  7. 7

    Hit the slopes.

Tips and warnings

  • Take care when peeling off the pad's sticky backing. If you are not careful, you could pull away the surface of the glue.
  • Make sure your scissors are sharp. Dull scissors will not effectively cut through the EVA foam, creating an unsightly pad.
  • Practice locating the pad with your foot before riding the chairlift. If you miss your foot position you could slide and fall into the path of the chairlift.

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