Strap Pad

When you add a strap to a snowboard stomp pad you get Strap Pad. Though the Huntington Beach, Calif. company that launched last January is a new player, it entered an untouched market full of potential.

Like most other boarders, after a full day of riding lifts, my knees hurt from my board hanging by one foot. Strap Pad founders were sick of that feeling.

Strap Pad

The Strap Pad lets riders slip their free foot into the strap to hold up their board while riding the lift. It also makes it easier for beginner riders to get off the chair – which means fewer spills and fewer stopped chair rides.

The pad, which attaches to your board in the same way other stomp pads do, would be great for resort rental shops and beginners alike.

The Strap Pad is currently available for $22.50.

—Ryan Dionne

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.