How to Create a Stomp Pad

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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.

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.

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

Cut out your design with the scissors.

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

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.

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.

Hit the slopes.

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