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Old 03-13-2013, 07:22 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Edges that do not go all the way around the board are not to save (spin) weight, they exist because fully-wrapped wavy edges (i.e., Magne Traction) are a pain in the ass to manufacture.

Probably makes no difference for durability, as it avoids ripping out an edge when nudging a tree or whatever with the tip - and Lib-Tech (like other manufacturers) use plastic tip fillers anyway.
I might buy those gimp nose and tail protectors. God they look lame. They're the stabiliser wheels of the boarding world. You have to drill through the board too, don't you?
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:32 AM   #32 (permalink)
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My Banana Magic 2011 had the same thing Alex...big bastardised pressure warble through the topsheet near the nose.....This board was 3 days old and the day it happened I was riding 70cm of fresh in Iwanai Japan. Lib couldnt believe it but they gave me a new 2012 model.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Edges that do not go all the way around the board are not to save (spin) weight, they exist because fully-wrapped wavy edges (i.e., Magne Traction) are a pain in the ass to manufacture.
Wrong. It still amazes me how people on this forum just make shit up on the fly.
Mervin has been doing this a long time before Magne Traction.

Most of the time when someone runs over your board the slicing action is from top to bottom so a steel edge will only stop the damage after it is too late.
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This has always been a Lib problem. It's not uncommon to have flaps of top sheet hanging off a lib tech.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:12 AM   #35 (permalink)
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This has always been a Lib problem. It's not uncommon to have flaps of top sheet hanging off a lib tech.
Just found an old thread on here about filing a small 45 degree edge on your top sheet to reduce burrs and chips. Might do it when my replacement board arrives. Anyone else done it?
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:15 AM   #36 (permalink)
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My Banana Magic 2011 had the same thing Alex...big bastardised pressure warble through the topsheet near the nose.....This board was 3 days old and the day it happened I was riding 70cm of fresh in Iwanai Japan. Lib couldnt believe it but they gave me a new 2012 model.
They're giving me a replacement 2014 skunk ape (with a standard top sheet - not a bio bean one). They've been really good. Resorted my faith
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Take a look at this for tapering edges to reduce damage.
http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=33733

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Old 03-13-2013, 02:25 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Realistically Libtech (Mervin) isn't going to change the way they produce their boards because it has been a standard among their line for years now. I guess you take the good with the bad. The one thing I never understood was why Lib tends to be so much more expensive that other boards when they don't seem to be quite as durable
If the sales of their horse powder boards dropped, I'm sure they would look into it and do some searching
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I wouldn't count on it. Maybe they'll rethink the bio bean top sheets but I doubt they'll change their entire production method across libtech, gnu and roxy...
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Wrong. It still amazes me how people on this forum just make shit up on the fly.
Mervin has been doing this a long time before Magne Traction.

Most of the time when someone runs over your board the slicing action is from top to bottom so a steel edge will only stop the damage after it is too late.
Ah, SilverSurfer is back trawling the forums, attacking the posts of people who (generally) know what they are talking about without offering any insight or relevant information him/herself...
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