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steel vs. ptex sidewalls

my current board has steel sidewalls, but i just found out that the revolver i'm getting for next season has ptex sidewalls. is there any noticeable difference between the two? am i missing something here?
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I think your mistaking two diffrent things...Sidewalls and edges(What actually makes contact with the snow)..Example Ride has slimewalls as sidewalls which is like soft skateboard wheels, which is used when you bump or hit the side of the board on something hard such as a rail,box or tree..lol. So in other words they arent talking about the edges, but the side of the snowboard. As per they're website they are using ptex sidewalls, cause regular sidewalls tend to crack in extreme cold temps..hope I didnt confuse you..lol
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Heres a pic...the white part is the sidewalls.
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i think i get it, but i don't see the edges in this pic... (??)

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The edge is that bottom greyish looking strip on the bottom of the sidewall. Looks grey in the pic but it's actually metal/silver

The edge is the lowest and most outter part of your board.... It's what's making contact with the snow, along with the base. Therefore it's an edge...

Edge and sidewall are two seperate things but they're connected

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Oh and read the writeup on whatever board you have.

It will likely say fully wrapped steel edge AND p-tex sidewalls. It's the industry standard except for a few weird companies, one being GNU. They don't fully wrap their boards with steel edges. Horrible idea imo....

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i get it now.... thanks a lot! i was pretty confused for a minute

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