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Old 03-15-2012, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've never had a board where the metal edge didn't run all the way around. Just picked up a lib tech TRS and the nose and tail have no metal edge. Any recommendations on whether or not I should get those chee-z protectors you always see on rentals?
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My recommendation is that you should have bought a Neversummer.
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I wouldn't but it's basically just a personal choice..
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I still hold to that statement, but since you want me to be serious, yes. Libs tend to get dinged up pretty easily, not as bad as Arbors though from what I hear(never had an Arbor, but put my Dark Series to rest last season) so any added protection will be helpful.
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I've never had a board where the metal edge didn't run all the way around. Just picked up a lib tech TRS and the nose and tail have no metal edge. Any recommendations on whether or not I should get those chee-z protectors you always see on rentals?
I've had both. My K2 didn't have metal go all the way around and my Burton balance did. I never had a problem with either and my K2 without it never got banged up. So my opinion is no, you don't need them.
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I've got a lib and a gnu. The lib hasn't had any tip or tail damage all season. I don't even think about the lack of a metal edge at all. My gnu I've had for a few years now and I took a small chunk out of the tip base area (cosmetic only) my first time out with it, when I ran into some rocks. Since then I've had no tip, or tail damage. As far as using tip and tail protectors, I wouldn't, but then again I try to avoid riding into walls, rocks and generally slamming my board against concrete. YMMV
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Don't get it. It will make your board look cheap as hell. Just be responsible enough to handle your board better.

I was surprised when my Lib Phoenix didn't have metal edges on the tips but I just treated it better than my cheapo Rome stick. I dont hit other peoples boards with it, dont crash into lift line rails, and don't hold it on it's end on pavement. Pretty simple really.
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