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Old 02-23-2014, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive been out about 5 times to the slopes this year, and went to the park twice. Both of the times Ive been there someones board has snapped in half, between the bindings. This kind of worries me, even though Ive googled this before and apparently it was not a common problem. I really enjoy the park and I currently have a burton clash and since it isn't a park specific board, I started looking into saving up for one. (even though I just bought one, I will not be buying it for the next year or two) So I guess the question I have is, does nonstop rail abuse just cause the boards to snap over time? What is the average lifespan of a board that goes on rails pretty often? I got into the sport late this year, so next year I hope to go out no less than 10 times and plan on going to the park each time.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ive been out about 5 times to the slopes this year, and went to the park twice. Both of the times Ive been there someones board has snapped in half, between the bindings. This kind of worries me, even though Ive googled this before and apparently it was not a common problem. I really enjoy the park and I currently have a burton clash and since it isn't a park specific board, I started looking into saving up for one. (even though I just bought one, I will not be buying it for the next year or two) So I guess the question I have is, does nonstop rail abuse just cause the boards to snap over time? What is the average lifespan of a board that goes on rails pretty often? I got into the sport late this year, so next year I hope to go out no less than 10 times and plan on going to the park each time.
yeah i don't think you have to worry about it. to snap a board like that you have to land hard inbetween the bindings on a rail, your skill level and basic knowledge aren't anywhere near that. of course smashing your board continuously on metal etc is going to just beat it up, but breaking it in half concerns using some major forces.
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I think you are reading too much into this, and worrying way too much...!!!

It is not common at all, i have friends that snap boards, but they are part rats and ride 5-7 days a week, 20+ weeks a year, and maybe snow a board every 5 years on average...!!!

I have been boarding 7 years, and hit the park regularly, and have never snapped a board, in fact i would say, when i have finished with a board it is still in pretty good condition, and have a 6 year old K2 Jibpan that i still use in the park...

Just because you buy a park board does not mean it will last longer in the park, you have to ride really hard and often to do that sort of damage, or be extremely unlucky...
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok I was worrying a bit because I just dropped pretty much all my cash on this board, and if it snapped I would be so pissed. I was also looking into park boards not just because of rails, but I would like to get more into jumps, and the first landings may be pretty sketchy.
I hope to go out a lot more with some friends, but I can't drive and the closest place is 2hrs away...Not exactly ideal.
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plus you never said what type of boards those guys were riding that broke. Were they cheapo boards, older boards, how big of guys are these.
Tons of variables for this to happen.

My oldest didn't snap his less than year old Draft in half. He did plow it into an upright trying to get onto a rail. $500 out the window. Just spun the tip to the tail and shazaammm Practice board. and yes he paid for his new one out of his own money.
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I wasn't able to see the board because I wasn't wearing my contacts and I was already on the tow rope when it happened. They didn't seem heavy, but the boards could've been old.
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