So you cracked it, it spread over time because you did not maintain it, and now it is a piece of shit? Stupid Sierratard.
Sierratard? The top sheet cracked within a week of having the board. I teach snowboarding and having people roll over my topsheet is common, out of all the boards I've had never has one been permanently damaged (other than visual damage) this way. Actually the damage started at as purely a scratch and a little chip out of the topsheet near the edge. This is what started the crack I'm almost certain. I epoxied it, which I guess you could call a "repair", although it did hold temporarily. It actually cracked on the OTHER side of the tip as well shortly after that (where there was NO topsheet damage yet). Then the cracks basically came together in the middle. Oh, also - the topsheet where the bindings bolt on cracked, and actually started lifting up there too, which is very fucking dangerous. I never directly hit any particular thing to cause any of this damage, it actually all happened over time throughout the season. Don't get me wrong, i hit rocks, logs under the snow, etc plenty of times(as I do with all of my boards, i ride the shit out of them until they break), but none of my other boards have failed in this fashon, never until I owned this board have I thought "wow they should really make these topsheets tougher".
I bought that board last year when they were selling them for 75% off, and got it for 140 bucks or so. I still consider it a good deal, but make no mistakes - it's the biggest piece of shit board I've had yet(Material wise, It actually rode great and was well worth what I paid for it.) I've owned many snowboards, i'm not some noob blowing shit out my ass. I always blamed it on the sierra remaking of this board, but seeing his topsheet cracked in the same spot, and with his story sounding similar to mine(no major impact causing it), I believe the guy. I'll get some pics for this thread even, give me some time.
So maybe calling it a complete piece of shit is an overreaction, because its not entirely true. I got almost a whole season out of it(probably got 70 days on it, which is easily more than I expected for that cheap board), and it rode well the whole time. And I really don't expect more than a season out of a board before I retire it, so that's not the issue either. It's just the way it failed is obviously due to poor materials used on the topsheet.