Anyone else have similar issues with their Nobile boards. Has the construction quality been improved on this years models. Mine is a 2007
My boards are from 2008 ( bought them both a month ago or so ) and I am also pretty annoyed about the so called " quality " of Nobile ... for what they cost ( Twin & Wave )
1) The pads are by far the worst I ever had under my feet , they offer 0 cero heel support ( ok the Wave needs flat pads so I can live with it )
2) The G10 Epoxy fins are extremly sensitive , most of them have already dents and the cover epoxy or whatsoever coating is chipping away . comparing to my set of 4 years old TFC fins with more than 250 sessions on them , the Nobiles are at the same level as their pads , crappy.
3) the Bottoms are also sentitive to scratches and they already shows some scratches on both bottoms and ( specially the Wave board with the big fin ) I have never touched the sand while riding ... cause I know that one bad turn too close to shore and the fin is gone .
Best performance boards I owned until now but ...... the add ons are crappy , They could skip the board bag if they would use those savings by offering decent quality fins & pads .
I must admit , I did not expect this from Nobile and for a retial price of 700 Euros per board , I would expect top quality .
Love their boards ( performance wise ) but unless I see real changes they are going to be my last Nobile boards .
Imo Nobile is saving money on the wrong side .... I guess time will tell if customers are willing to continue paying top dollards for less than an average quality board .
I am starting to regret not going with RRD ... and their boards were 30 % cheaper ...