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 Post subject: When to retire favorite board / skis ?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:28 pm 
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The obvious answer is when they get severely damaged and/or fail. Any other opinions?

Thinking about hanging up the first new deck I bought which will be 7 years old this April. It's still fun to ride, but I'd rather not see it become a complete beater before it goes on the wall. :geek:

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 Post subject: Re: When to retire favorite board / skis ?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:08 pm 
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My Armada JJ's will need to be retired this year since the bases are razor thin these days. They've had a good life! Time for a new pair for 2016/17!

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 Post subject: Re: When to retire favorite board / skis ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:41 am 
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If you can, borrow or demo a newer board. I've had boards I thought were pretty good, only to ride a fresh one and realize how much "life" had gone out of mine. If the difference isn't very much, keep shredding it. More often my reaction has been "oh man, this thing is dead". I know boards like Burton Customs (which I rode for years) were known to be beat down after about 60-70 days. YMMV.


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