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ClevelandSB 02-08-2011 10:12 AM

My NS is thick as hell at the tips (pics) and never chips after 3 years
 
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I just finished waxing my two friends boards (a skate banana and some womens K2 board) and was looking at my brothers k2 darkstar and realized that my NS is at least 50% thicker at the tips. In addition, I have been riding this board since 08 or 09 and the thing almost looks like it could be new (no, I don't ride like a pansy). My brother who just got his darkstar for christmas already has all kinds of dings and chipping around the edges at the tip and tail as did the other k2 and the banana that I was working on (not to mention the banana doesn't even have a metal edge going around the tip and tail which I think its really stupid). Why don't more manufacturers follow this lead and make board that are thicker to increase durability? pics.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/att...s-img_0290.jpg
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/att...s-img_0286.jpg
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/att...s-img_0288.jpg

JoeR 02-08-2011 11:38 AM

How much does your board weigh compared to the others?

snowjab 02-08-2011 11:45 AM

It has its pros and cons, i would say if you get a ding on a lib or gnu which dont have the metal lining at tip they would be easier to fix, the NS are more durable but probly harder to fix. I ride this years SL and love it, sold all my lib's but still love libs just starting to realy like like NS

ClevelandSB 02-08-2011 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by JoeR (Post 372270)
How much does your board weigh compared to the others?

i haven't put it on a scale or anything but after riding my brothers darkstar last week, there was no noticable difference. especially considering there's usually snow all over the board, a few oz here and there is prob unnoticable

snowjab 02-08-2011 12:01 PM

the old ns weigh a ton, the 2011 SL isnt as bad. I get 10-15 runs a day when i go and the old NS would take a toll on your legs on chair.

turbospartan 02-08-2011 11:43 PM

Another reason is that to make it easier to spin (360's, etc.), you want to reduce the nose/tail weight.

51bombed 02-09-2011 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by ClevelandSB (Post 372282)
i haven't put it on a scale or anything but after riding my brothers darkstar last week, there was no noticable difference. especially considering there's usually snow all over the board, a few oz here and there is prob unnoticable

think that til you try timing rotations on the two, swingweight is a factor to some peoples ride style

TreyDay 02-09-2011 12:36 AM

i ride a k2 parkstar... and i have taken it up about 5 times this year and it is already starting to chip on a lot of the edges. im thinking about getting a NS next season...

init 02-09-2011 12:41 AM

Hmm that thing has to be a noticable % heavier. I'd rather have a chipped board than a heavy one :dunno:

Triple8Sol 02-09-2011 01:13 AM

I've never ridden a board from any manufacturer that didn't take a few cosmetic dings here and there, whether chips along the tip/tail/edges etc... I would say if your board doesn't show any signs of use, then you aren't riding hard enough. There's really no good argument against that.


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