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I got a brand new Nitro rook and tried it out for the first time the other weekend.. and i got home and looked at the top sheet and first thing i noticed is the edges of it were already chipped up and dinged up pretty bad. Should I do something about it? it seems pretty brutal since it was the first day of riding.. any advice is welcome
 

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Box it up and ship it to me quick like really really quick before it transfers to all the other boards like board AIDS.
 

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Order of the day. Get used to it, its not a big deal. Grab a razor blade and some sandpaper and clean off the splinters. If your core is exposed, seal it with epoxy. Epoxy is epoxy so kick brand names be damned. After that is all said and done, get back on the slopes and have fun.
 

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haha ight thanks guys the reason why i was worried is cause my other board the never summer sl from 12-13 has like a whole season on it and doesn't look that bad.. I guess never summer really holds up to their names as being tanks
 

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Lib tech top sheets are soft and also chip easy. Just part of lift lines. Skiers do more damage than anything else.
 

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yea I've heard that about lib techs.. just some of the chips look pretty bad i guess i'll just learn to live with it.. can't complain i got a brand new 500 dollar board for 200 haha
 

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Why even bring lib into this? He's talking about a Nitro Rook
Easy there fella, I own three. They chip. I was using it as a reference point that his board/brand is not an individual situation and that it's a common thing for some other top sheets to chip.
 

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I think if you combined Lib top sheets with Arbor sintered bases you'd have the most destructible/fragile board ever.
 

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I still know that lib techs ride awesome... I mean I love the hell out of this Nitro rook only rode it a day i guess a snowboards a snowboard and its gonna take a beating anyway
 

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The board is gonna look like shit at the end of the season anyway so don't worry. And by the way, extremely good choice:thumbsup: I rode a Nitro Rook for 2 seasons and loved it.
 

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Dunno, that pretty much has happened to all my boards (Burton, Ride, K2, Elan, Head, Allian)
Not my NS boards, and that includes non-carbonerific topsheets (Evo and SL). It eventually gets to them, but it takes a lot longer. Their base and topsheets really are durable you can say that.

I've seen lib tech topsheets get mashed up quick. And my arbor bases looked like cheese attacked by a grater after one or two days.

I heard Smokin is similar to NS with the cosmetic (and yes it's only cosmetic ... except maybe the base) durability.
 

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I'm sure they add something that makes somewhat of a difference. Point is I don't identify top sheet nicks and dents with "weak" more like "well used" it happens it's unavoidable, the more you snowboard, the more likely for these little oddities.
 
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