I just sold a guy a brand new never ridden 2002 Palmer Titanium Channel board that has been sitting in a closet for exactly ten years. I too just got one.
The guy I sold it to already has one & has been looking for another one for years. I'm just waiting on payment then I'll be shipping it out.
I guess I'll have to tell him I need a comparison of the two boards.
One has been ridden for ten years & the other has never been ridden.
I guarantee this guy will put it to the test, buddy is a hard booter.
I've been riding for 25 years & have never tried the hard boot thing yet.
& as gay as most people here might think that is, if you've ever seen someone doing it, they put a lot more stress on a board.
I have a feeling they will be exactly the same.
The new one I have(actually I have 2 brand new ones) are stiff as fuck, I don't think I've ever flexed a board this stiff, both seem to flex the same.
To the eye, they both have the same amount of camber.
I have an old K2 that is pre 4 hole pattern, so sporadic holes.
It has tonnes of camber.
If whatever doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger.
Then I am so close to immortality