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Old 12-13-2008, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default lib tech boards non-cont. metal edge

wanted to get some reviews on lib tech. i got a lib tech board off ebay for like $130 after shippin w/ some drake f-60's bindins....have road board once this season so far seamed to be alot better than my old vison.

can anyone tell me why some board have continuos metal edges any some stop at the end of the contact points, i understand how to edge a board and why the edge on the non-cont. edge stops where it stops, just didnt know if there is something else that's a big deal that i dont know about.

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Old 12-13-2008, 02:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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here's the board it's got some type of cat head on the tail, and fish???

it's a 156
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Lib and Gnu do this to save spin weight, the metal on the tip/tail serves very little purpose. Personally, I prefer this design.
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ive heard the absence of continual edges to be a major caomplint to some about blib tech borads. i see no problem with it.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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hell ya, i seamed have been doing a lot better with this board than with my old board but dont know if it's from the change in the bindings, my old bindings are kinda cheap and these are a lot better. i'm kinda a noob, but i do ok. i think that's why i am able to see such a big difference in the equip.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the complaint is that the top sheet peels a lot.and i am not a fan at all. there boards are so expensive and that cuts the life down so much. ill pass
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I put a Gnu through hell last year. there was some chipping and delaminating on the tip from hitting trees and rails and stuff. But if you know anything about board repair and tuning a little epoxy is a sure bet.

Besides I doubt youll be initiating turns on the very tip and tail of your board
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah i believe its mainly to just cut down on weight
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i did already get a nice chip in the top at the edge, but i didnt think that was going to kill the performance of the board any.

but there doesnt seam to be any main reason for the two different edge style's. i was kinda figuring more a flex thing, that the metal not wrappin all the way around would give it more flex, wieght does sound reasonable though.


and yes this is kind of a pointless topic i was just curious.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Not having the full wrapped metal edges does make the board less durable, the tip of my skate banana starting peeling the second time I rode it, besides that its a good board though.
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