letsgoflyakite wrote:sarc wrote:Have they beefed up the construction? I've noticed many postings about heel dents and other deck failures.
My 2012 Whip is heavy and tough as nails... I just re-glassed heel dents under the front pad after A LOT of really heavy use and abuse... could not ask more from the construction. Now it looks and rides as new.
When North started advertising flex in their 2013 bamboo boards... I was not surprised that they started breaking.
The 2013 norths, white, with bamboo, were beefed up. The 2012 were bamboo colour, and lighter. The 2011 were also heavier than 2012. Think you might have a 2011? Heel dents can cause delamination from foam, which then makes it weaker. How many problems with the bamboo boards were there ? ( I have the lighter bamboo whip !)
I got the first year they came out so you are right, must have been 2011? Anyway after stomping the BEEJEZUZ out of it all I got was some heel dents after 3 years which I fixed with 4 layers of good quality glass+epoxy... really can't complain, I'm really impressed by durability so I hope North has gone back to same construction.