How CAN an extruded base be more durable than sintered? Serious questions, I'm curious. That is not my understanding or experience.
Sure you can add things to sintered bases to make them faster and more durable, but graphite and electra will drive costs up. Still doesn't change the fact that a sintered base (harder) is more durable than extruded (softer).
They CAN be more durable when other tech is added to them. Did you read that link from Rome about their "Impact Bases"?
Again, I did state that it's likely you can do this with Sintered bases as well, but you and I both agree that this will cost everyone involved a pretty penny.
Also, again with the disclosure of me not being an engineer or anything...
Abrasion resistance does not necessarily equate to more impact resistance.
Seems Evo says things like graphite are normally added to sintered bases for increased durability.
Truth be told though, I think the difference is rather negligible. I've seen equal amounts of extruded vs sintered bases coming in for repairs. Other variables are involved obviously, but that's just what I'm seeing.
The main point is, sintered bases are in fact harder to repair. There's no bones about that.