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Old 2nd August 2007, 08:46 AM   #2
Ian Fox
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Join Date: Aug 2006
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Default RE: Which type wood or technora ?

Hi Spak,

This is a very often asked question ; Basically the information you have is correct : most riders favor the lighter. crisper on water "feel" of the Wood ride over Technora (or c/w pure carbon in other brands), wood boards have a very good behaviour in retaining rocker line profile etc. The "difficulty" in repairs with Wood is more cosmetic (if the damage occurs on an area where the wood is showing, difficult to overspray and make an invisible repair).

Endurance is basically similar, as is overall structural strength however it is usually impact or accident damage that causes the most problem and/or reduces lifetime ; depending on the many variables of the type/nature/force (etc) of the impact, you may find that one is slightly more resilient than the other.

Factoring in the cost initial difference together with the riders pattern of being "easy" or "very difficult" on boards during ownership (and thus leading to better or worse resale/cost of ownership) the suggested individual choice probably becomes a bit clearer.

Cheers ~ Ian

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