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03-25-2014 05:22 PM
czoid74 looks smashed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-25-2014 04:58 PM
Dago91
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Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
you broke it.
On another note.. I like your old avatar more then the new one.
03-25-2014 12:30 PM
Zolemite
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Originally Posted by Chicagoguy View Post
I'll be honest, freak accidents and defects do happen. Some of you have been lucky not to experience this so it's easy for you to say, "hey you fucked it up, too bad." You guys weren't there, you don't know what happened. I can't blame you guys for thinking this way and I would've had the same reaction in the past had it not been for an experience I had last month.
In February, I purchased a new burton (park)board to replace my 3 yr old custom Flying V. I ride groomers, love jumps, and hit up the park very often as well. I'll be honest, I love rails and boxes. That board was a beast, zero problems. In the Midwest we have hard snow due to conditions where it warms and then freezes. It's a constant thing. Even though we had a great year, we don't have perfect soft snow like out west. Well my board had a total of 3 days including the last day I rode it. That day I took it easy since I was leaving to CO the following week. I only had one fall that day where I went over a rainbow box and got through it but when I got to the landing I went down when I hit a patch of ice. I took a little tumble and rode away. I didn't think much of it and rode a few more hrs with my friends. When I went to clean my board to put it away for my trip, I noticed the top sheet on the tail was cracked across the tail section of the board. I didn't notice it before because the board has black and white graphics and the clear that was cracked blended in. I couldn't believe it when I saw it and I thought no one would believe me. I got in touch with Burton and told them exactly what happened. I paid shipping to them so they could inspect it and they told me they would match it coming back. Guess what?? They took a look at it and sent me a new board the next week. Burton stands by their product and the riders and they understand we all live in different conditions. Freak accidents and defects do happen. If you guys have a similar situation, don't assume you're just fucked. Especially if you know you did nothing wrong. For all you know, they could've had a bad production run.

Same thing happened on my 11' Angus I bought as a leftover. Rossi sent me a new 14 model for replacement. You can tell between a cracked top sheet and a blunt impact such as this though.
03-23-2014 10:35 AM
ShredLife
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Originally Posted by Chicagoguy View Post
I'll be honest, freak accidents and defects do happen. Some of you have been lucky not to experience this so it's easy for you to say, "hey you fucked it up, too bad." You guys weren't there, you don't know what happened. I can't blame you guys for thinking this way and I would've had the same reaction in the past had it not been for an experience I had last month.
In February, I purchased a new burton (park)board to replace my 3 yr old custom Flying V. I ride groomers, love jumps, and hit up the park very often as well. I'll be honest, I love rails and boxes. That board was a beast, zero problems. In the Midwest we have hard snow due to conditions where it warms and then freezes. It's a constant thing. Even though we had a great year, we don't have perfect soft snow like out west. Well my board had a total of 3 days including the last day I rode it. That day I took it easy since I was leaving to CO the following week. I only had one fall that day where I went over a rainbow box and got through it but when I got to the landing I went down when I hit a patch of ice. I took a little tumble and rode away. I didn't think much of it and rode a few more hrs with my friends. When I went to clean my board to put it away for my trip, I noticed the top sheet on the tail was cracked across the tail section of the board. I didn't notice it before because the board has black and white graphics and the clear that was cracked blended in. I couldn't believe it when I saw it and I thought no one would believe me. I got in touch with Burton and told them exactly what happened. I paid shipping to them so they could inspect it and they told me they would match it coming back. Guess what?? They took a look at it and sent me a new board the next week. Burton stands by their product and the riders and they understand we all live in different conditions. Freak accidents and defects do happen. If you guys have a similar situation, don't assume you're just fucked. Especially if you know you did nothing wrong. For all you know, they could've had a bad production run.
you broke it.
03-23-2014 09:19 AM
Deacon
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Originally Posted by Chicagoguy View Post
I'll be honest, freak accidents and defects do happen. Some of you have been lucky not to experience this so it's easy for you to say, "hey you fucked it up, too bad." You guys weren't there, you don't know what happened. I can't blame you guys for thinking this way and I would've had the same reaction in the past had it not been for an experience I had last month.
In February, I purchased a new burton (park)board to replace my 3 yr old custom Flying V. I ride groomers, love jumps, and hit up the park very often as well. I'll be honest, I love rails and boxes. That board was a beast, zero problems. In the Midwest we have hard snow due to conditions where it warms and then freezes. It's a constant thing. Even though we had a great year, we don't have perfect soft snow like out west. Well my board had a total of 3 days including the last day I rode it. That day I took it easy since I was leaving to CO the following week. I only had one fall that day where I went over a rainbow box and got through it but when I got to the landing I went down when I hit a patch of ice. I took a little tumble and rode away. I didn't think much of it and rode a few more hrs with my friends. When I went to clean my board to put it away for my trip, I noticed the top sheet on the tail was cracked across the tail section of the board. I didn't notice it before because the board has black and white graphics and the clear that was cracked blended in. I couldn't believe it when I saw it and I thought no one would believe me. I got in touch with Burton and told them exactly what happened. I paid shipping to them so they could inspect it and they told me they would match it coming back. Guess what?? They took a look at it and sent me a new board the next week. Burton stands by their product and the riders and they understand we all live in different conditions. Freak accidents and defects do happen. If you guys have a similar situation, don't assume you're just fucked. Especially if you know you did nothing wrong. For all you know, they could've had a bad production run.

That's a lovely sentiment, did you even LOOK at his photos? what you did is a common break with a defective board. people have chimed in who've ridden 100s of boards and been riding for decades, and none of them are buying it. not one.
03-23-2014 05:27 AM
Chicagoguy I'll be honest, freak accidents and defects do happen. Some of you have been lucky not to experience this so it's easy for you to say, "hey you fucked it up, too bad." You guys weren't there, you don't know what happened. I can't blame you guys for thinking this way and I would've had the same reaction in the past had it not been for an experience I had last month.
In February, I purchased a new burton (park)board to replace my 3 yr old custom Flying V. I ride groomers, love jumps, and hit up the park very often as well. I'll be honest, I love rails and boxes. That board was a beast, zero problems. In the Midwest we have hard snow due to conditions where it warms and then freezes. It's a constant thing. Even though we had a great year, we don't have perfect soft snow like out west. Well my board had a total of 3 days including the last day I rode it. That day I took it easy since I was leaving to CO the following week. I only had one fall that day where I went over a rainbow box and got through it but when I got to the landing I went down when I hit a patch of ice. I took a little tumble and rode away. I didn't think much of it and rode a few more hrs with my friends. When I went to clean my board to put it away for my trip, I noticed the top sheet on the tail was cracked across the tail section of the board. I didn't notice it before because the board has black and white graphics and the clear that was cracked blended in. I couldn't believe it when I saw it and I thought no one would believe me. I got in touch with Burton and told them exactly what happened. I paid shipping to them so they could inspect it and they told me they would match it coming back. Guess what?? They took a look at it and sent me a new board the next week. Burton stands by their product and the riders and they understand we all live in different conditions. Freak accidents and defects do happen. If you guys have a similar situation, don't assume you're just fucked. Especially if you know you did nothing wrong. For all you know, they could've had a bad production run.
03-23-2014 01:56 AM
destroy The first thing that came to mind upon seeing those photos was "Ah, ya done dicked 'er!".

Seriously dude. There's no way that's due to a board defect. You smashed the shit outta that thing.
03-22-2014 10:00 PM
Deacon
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Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
to be precise, the board has NO edge on the nose where the initial impact was.. he just hit it hard enough to splinter the core, bubble and rip the ptex, and dislodge the edge as the impact continued into the board.

he just destroyed it enough to destroy the edge too, not: "the edge was crappy and exploded and broke the board"
I get/see that. other than providing the carving point, and adding some protection, the edges aren't used for actual board strength, are they?
03-22-2014 09:51 PM
ShredLife
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Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
jtg is arguing that the metal edge is a structural component. I'm wondering if ETM or somebody equaling versed in board construction can verify that. it seems to me that it wouldn't be.
to be precise, the board has NO edge on the nose where the initial impact was.. he just hit it hard enough to splinter the core, bubble and rip the ptex, and dislodge the edge as the impact continued into the board.

he just destroyed it enough to destroy the edge too, not: "the edge was crappy and exploded and broke the board"
03-22-2014 09:25 PM
Deacon jtg is arguing that the metal edge is a structural component. I'm wondering if ETM or somebody equaling versed in board construction can verify that. it seems to me that it wouldn't be.
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