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Old 12-15-2011, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Arbor....... Say it aint so

Hey all,

So a few weeks ago I purchased a 153 arbor westmark. Loved it! Was exactly what i was looking for in a board, a freestyle board more park oriented, easy to butter yet still poppy. Even though I only rode it a handful of times, it was awesome!
Then, after a gorgeous pow day at my local mtn, I came home to notice a huge gash in my base...as well as my sidecut.
Now, I've owned a few boards in the past, evo, ultrafear, horroscope, and even after years of riding and abuse, none have sustained such damage.

Yet in under 3 weeks, this is what I realized to be the fate of my new westmark.........



Wonder if it's a manufacturing flaw in the grip-tech? cuz honestly, i wasnt bombing trees or rocks or rusty nails hah. I would have noticed this, like how much force is needed to produce such a blasted edge?




Tomorrow, I'm contacting Arbor directly about warranty information. I went into with my original receipt to my local boardshop but all they could offer me was a box to send it back in (which helps).

Any thoughts?
Anyone have experience with this type of damage and warranty? This is awful.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ouch. I've heard of Arbor not being the most durable...but that's really bad. What did you do?
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dude i have no idea. literally boggles my mind because i didnt feel like anything occured during my riding that could have resulted in this. not like i ate it on any rails or boxes, and even if i did, would that be enough to blast this edge off?!
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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looks like it got slammed in something to be honest or like shutting the back of the explorer or something. Watched someone do that gashed the hell out of his board. Sorry to hear that. I have an Arbor nightrain hope that doesnt happen to me.

Try looking into their warranties too arbor is usually pretty good if you got the receipt from where you got it from. or the stickers still.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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In my unprofessional opinion that looks like you landed a rail off a 50 foot cliff. Geez. I agree that should not happen through "normal" use, I don't know what you weigh but I was huge at one point and went over a massive rock on my edge on my Never Summer and all it got was a little scratch.
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Rough... It looks like something took a bite out of your ride there... Kinda looks like some rock damage though... Almost like you were sliding and something got under the base side of the edge and tore it straight up, through the sidewall (thus the bend) and the edge snapped right off? I dunno, I hope they help you out with the warranty.
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Sorry man that f'ing sucks balls, some ahole ran into me and broke my first board first day out when I was 13 so I know the feeling.
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Maybe somebody tried to vandalize your board.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks for all the support/input guys.

to answer some questions,

weight? 165, and im 6'0'' so im no boulder.

door damage? Nah..... it was put in the trunk of a very spacious expedition.

vandalism? cmon man, really? haha

BTW: if any of you guys like evo's and need one, help me out and buy mine! see the classifieds post i just put
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I dont know man, It must have been a heavy hit on a boulder that almost killed you or that thing is manmade. lol.
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