Originally Posted by Tarzanman
don't pay any attention to the haters and stylists. If you ride often, or go on trips where you spend days riding at a time (meaning that your board gets thrown in a convenient corner instead of stored in a bag), then its totally worth it. Just keep in mind that it might interfere with some butter-lip maneuvers if you're into that sort of thing.
It will also help protect the board from getting dinged while waiting in line for the lift.
Thats the thing..
How many people are running into the nose of your board while in line? Nobody.
If your nose is taking damage YOUR running into people in lines and need to stop being a douche
Maybe a nose protector on the back to stop people from gashing in line..but you'd probably suffer performance problems if you ever were in decent snow and leaning back.