So your telling me on you first season or first lesson if you took some you didn't fell on your ass? even pro's fall. have you been reading my post on this thread.
It's my first season and i tell you my first snowboarding lesson i got all beat up and didn't want to do anything else the next day i fell so much that i hurt my tailbone. i started on a bunny hill just a month ago, now i'm riding blues and black and a lil bit of freestyle here and there. Im trying my best and hardest to learn as much as i can this season and im hoping to hit double diamonds by the end of the season.
So if you don't fall good for you, your prolly still stuck on a bunny hill.
You are complaining about pieces falling off, and by the looks of it, i would think your equipment is getting the abuse. next week, you will probably come back out saying that your new board has a topsheet and base scratch, and how manufacturer should make it scratch resistant b/c you paid top dollars for it.
I'm not hating on people spending top dollar for their stuff, that's great. But when someone like a beginner, buying expensive equipment and coming back out that their equipment isn't "abuse" proof, that is all on the rider and not the manufacturer. Many people in this forum, advise beginners to buy used first, and then buy new later.
It's a snowboard. meant to ride on snow, rails, rocks...it's gonna get scratched and things are gonna rip/come off. Deal w/ it, or if you are stressing about it that much, take up knitting.
So many damn crybabies!!