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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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How often do you replace boards?

Broke my board a couple days ago, waiting to see if DC will warranty it. It got me to thinking "Wow that board only lasted a year and I don't even ride that hard." How often do you guys break boards and/or how often do you buy another board?
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I ride once a week and I'll ride a board 2-3 seasons if I like it, one if I don't. I'm onl my 3rd season on a Ride Kink and if I can I'll ride it one or two more because I love it... its got a few cracks in the metal edges though, guess I'll see how they hold up.

I don't see any reason why a board shouldn't last a few good seasons of riding. If all you ride is rails and you go big smashing onto them then maybe you will only get a season or less.
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Yeah I totally agree with you there. I don't ride rails very often so I was hoping to get at least of couple years out of a board. I'm pretty bummed cause boards aren't cheap.
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How did yours break?
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Have a 2000 Forum JP Walker 154 that was my dedicated rail board for a few years simply because I refused to buy a new one until I broke it. In the end I caved and bought a Mid-life to replace it.

Outside of a few core shots which have been repaired the thing rides like new. Still super good pop. This board is a testament to how long a board can last. I've had others that broke down within 1 season. My Scaremaster, which had adequate pop right out of the wrapper, now rides like it was made out of mashed potatoes...slop.
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Now I buy/replace based on need/want/deal...got 5 in the quiver (a couple from 04/05 that are still doing great) and could use 1 more but can wait for the deal on a specific type.

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Casual- I landed tail heavy off a park jump and looped out and I'm guessing that's where I broke it. I noticed my board was cracked completely through from my heel to toe behind my back binding when I got to the lift.

It was a great board, I was hoping to make it last for awhile but no dice.
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ya thats a tough one, my buddy did that to a Burton Custom, two seasons old and it broke a few weeks later mid tail.
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Most boards within my collection rotate out every 2 years. Some I intend on keeping until they're destroyed and some that I don't like usually get sold within a year of buying.
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Every couple of years if they last. I had to replace my west mark after a year, it was thrashed.

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