Jenny’s into DDR! Woo hoo!. Just to add something to her comment about pads. You can if you want buy a DDR pad with a foam back, and they’re pretty good. I found, however, that modding a pad by mounting it to 3/4″ plywood and covering it with hardwood floor covering makes something extremely sturdy. The only drawback is that you can no longer fold it. Details and pictures at http://www.ddrfreak.com/library/contributor-article.php?postID=7890244. I modded a pad (a cheapo generic DDR pad) like this and it lasted over three years. (How come they don’t have DDR at Computers in Libraries? What a rip.)
Digital archives and the UC Libraries: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/16843158.htm .
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