My Lib Tech board has no steel edge around the nose and tail so they're not going to have these problems. But I'm sure they can damage at the nose and tail too, but don't think it's going to happen as fast because is just a solid piece of material...
Sucks btw. I'd try to use warranty or customer service!
You lib tech will have way more nose and tail issues then any other board on the market. Not having a fully wrapped stick is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of.... Wait till you accidentally run into something and the board splits in half, or someone bumps your board from behind in the lift line and splits it in half also. It will happen.
There are no boards more vulnerable to tip and tail damage then non fully wrapped ones as far as I know.
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