Sack up, get some space.
When you're going on a ski road trip with your pals, you don't want to be THAT guy who's sh*t is all over the place and whose board keeps whacking everyone in the face when you wind around bends. Nah, just throw some added protection on it like this hunk of padding. That way your buddy will only get a bruise, not a cut from your edges. Throw him a beer and tell him to get over it.