I haven't used any sort of traction on any of my boards since like 2003, but lately crab grab have got my attention. For those of you who use crab grab what would you suggest for basic some traction, I'm not going to be doing any one footers off any booters anytime soon. I just need something for those short stints after the lift ride, mainly for the ride to powder country at pow mow. I think the scromper sounds cool since it scrapes the snow off your boot. Any opinions would be helpful. Thanks
The skate rails are awesome. Looks clean and works well.
I got a board from the HCSC sale ages ago that I pulled all the Crab Grab and sponsorship stickers from it to make it bare bones. I haven't ridden any traction since I was a kid, but I'm tempted to re-glue a few of them to a board this season. I'm not sure I would ever go out of my way to buy them though (especially for the wild prices they go for in Canada).
Anyway, the resurgence of "stomp pads, but not really" has really interested me. They've really killed it with marketing and inventiveness.
Over the years I have tried a wide combination of crab grab products (Spoiler they work great)
Personally I think the scromper on the toe edge and a grab rail on the heel is the best combination. Throw the second grab rail on the method area or japan air area and you are set
My girlfriend and I were lucky enough that the capita/union rep in SoCal gave us some scrompers. Now I only use scrompers, they are great for skating around and scraping off the snow that get stuck on the bottom of the boots especially during the spring and when it the powder day.
Marketing is the key
I'm working on some bedazzled leashes right now. Maybe I will called them " boot noose" or something dopey like that.
I'm going to be rich bitch!
[quote quote=3572]Marketing is the key I’m working on some bedazzled leashes right now. Maybe I will called them ” boot noose” or something dopey like that. I’m going to be rich bitch! [/quote]
Put diamonds on them and sell them to Gucci goggle wearers for $$$$
Use it here and there for aesthetics really. Trying to snag some grab rails. Look dope
I've always used some smallish stomp pad and find that the mini claws are pretty much perfect for that role.
I was a fan of the Burton medium spike mat that had the scraper built in back in my early snowboard days. now I don't use anything. I just press my foot against the binding if needed, and for PNW slush I just scrape my boot on the edge of the board. I feel like unless you're doing some crazy scott stevens/jesse burtner one footed shit, stomp pads just make you look like a newb. I can see how the grab rails would be cool for carrying your board or preventing your hand from slipping off during rad methods if you have gloves from the 90's that don't have stick palm/fingers, but since I carry my board by the binding heel loop and only do boot grabs I don't have a need for them.
to be able to market cheap little foam shapes as "core" to riders, who'd all but done away with stomp pads, for massive profits? genius. can't hate on that.
I've never used a stomp pad but I bought a used ultra fear that came with the mini crabs and i'm actually kinda stoked to see how it turns out.
I never liked the whole jam your foot against your back binding thing. Some of the places I ride require some sketchy one-footing. I hate big stomp pads and the pyramid spike-type ones. I like crab grab mini claws and may use a couple of cut down pieces of skate rails on my latest board. I do old-man no-grab straight airs, so I will never need them for grabbing. The "for us by us" aspect is an added bonus.
i'll probably never use anything from them, but i think what Crab Grab is doing is pretty awesome.
Tried the crab trap. Catches a little of snow in each hole, but it still works great. I am never going to not use one of their products from now on.
Kool-Aid tastes good man
I ended up putting shark teeth on all my boards I'm digging them.