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02-11-2010 12:46 PM
H2O(s) ^^ Nope. Never seen that. Maybe you meant rental shops.
02-10-2010 02:04 AM
ShredLife
Does anyone use noseguards for their snowboards?

yes. Gapers do.
02-10-2010 02:01 AM
arsenic0
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Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post
don't pay any attention to the haters and stylists. If you ride often, or go on trips where you spend days riding at a time (meaning that your board gets thrown in a convenient corner instead of stored in a bag), then its totally worth it. Just keep in mind that it might interfere with some butter-lip maneuvers if you're into that sort of thing.

It will also help protect the board from getting dinged while waiting in line for the lift.
Thats the thing..

How many people are running into the nose of your board while in line? Nobody.
If your nose is taking damage YOUR running into people in lines and need to stop being a douche
Maybe a nose protector on the back to stop people from gashing in line..but you'd probably suffer performance problems if you ever were in decent snow and leaning back.
02-09-2010 02:55 PM
sook
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Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post
don't pay any attention to the haters and stylists. If you ride often, or go on trips where you spend days riding at a time (meaning that your board gets thrown in a convenient corner instead of stored in a bag), then its totally worth it. Just keep in mind that it might interfere with some butter-lip maneuvers if you're into that sort of thing.

It will also help protect the board from getting dinged while waiting in line for the lift.
The reason I don't use them (maybe its just me) isn't because they aren't stylish. Considering the amount of abuse I put my boards through in a season, tip and tail dings are the least of my concerns so protecting against them are low priority. I'll put any gay looking protector on my board if it'll guard against core shots or delam or edge damage.
02-09-2010 02:16 PM
Tarzanman don't pay any attention to the haters and stylists. If you ride often, or go on trips where you spend days riding at a time (meaning that your board gets thrown in a convenient corner instead of stored in a bag), then its totally worth it. Just keep in mind that it might interfere with some butter-lip maneuvers if you're into that sort of thing.

It will also help protect the board from getting dinged while waiting in line for the lift.
02-09-2010 11:42 AM
Dano
I beat it like Chris Brown

Snowboards are designed and constructed to be ridden hard. Whether it's drops off rocks, root/rock patches in tree runs, city jibs and wall rides, tree jibs and natural features, bonks and hits off features in a park, or face-melting eye watering straightlines. I don't hit any boards or gates waiting to load the lifts (in consideration of others), I dodge shallow patches best i can, and I'm meticulous when it comes to maintaining my base and edges.

But I bought my board with the intention to send it, and I proudly kick the shit out of it everytime. Every notch on my nose, scratch on my top sheet, and P-Tex patch on my base is a battle scar and a reward for a good day on my deck. No nose gaurd for me dude.
02-09-2010 10:41 AM
sook
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Originally Posted by Rob94hawk View Post
I snowboard in the Northeast. Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont (this Feb), etc. so I don't get that powdered snow. I get ice. And this was with rental boards too. But I'm doing squats and running to strengthen my legs so I don't fatigue along the day. We'll see.
??? are you saying your board gets scarred because you get tired and run into things? If so, squats and running are for the off season. Go ride
02-09-2010 10:31 AM
Rob94hawk I snowboard in the Northeast. Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont (this Feb), etc. so I don't get that powdered snow. I get ice. And this was with rental boards too. But I'm doing squats and running to strengthen my legs so I don't fatigue along the day. We'll see.
02-09-2010 10:22 AM
sook Even experienced riders can't keep their decks pristine. Actually, it seems like the better I get, the easier my board gets beat up. Gotta get used to it. If you really want to keep it clean, get a lesson on a rental deck. With a good lesson and a modicum of competency, you oughta be able to get control of your deck in a day.
02-09-2010 10:04 AM
Rob94hawk You obviously haven't seen me snowboard. It's not for things I can't stop, it's for what I run into when I don't stop...

But you're right it would kinda ruin the board. But now that I have a good board instead of a rental maybe I'll learn to snowboard better. Just maybe...
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