Howdy, I ride a Burton Vapor 150cm, and it's got a whole lotta hours on it (spend usually 50-60 days on the mountain). So I start looking at buying a new one, and the smallest Vapor NOW is 155cm. How much difference would that cause in my riding? I'm female, 5'7, 130 pounds, size 8.5 (men's) boot. Burton says to send them an email about the sizing, but they also admitted that they're "done up until 2012", meaning if they DID deign to make a smaller board, I'd have to wait several years for it.
5cm difference will matter much, given my height and weight?
Side note: Hubby rides a Vapor also (157cm) and he's got two cracks in the back rail by his feet. He's never landed on a knuckle or tacoed his board, so he has no clue how they got there. The fiberglass is starting to delaminate and Burton was absolutely no help in figuring out to have it repaired. Naturally, their solution was "buy another board". But dang, it's only got about 90 days on it and the rail's cracking? Not cool for an expensive board like that. Any ideas on how to fix it?
If you only have 60 days max on your board you ought to be able to, at minimum, get another 60. Confused as to the exact reason you want to buy another of the same board which you suggest has no soul though? 5cm will make a difference.
If top sheet is delaminating a shop can help you out. If your effective edge is actually fractured then your are basically fucked, I have seen people attempt to repair that sort of thing, but it usually ends up blowing out shortly after. Depends on how hard you ride the board too.