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 Post subject: Burton vs Voile skins?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:28 pm 
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My new Prior just showed up and I'm wondering what to do about skins. Originally I planned to keep my old Burtons since they attach at the tip and tail. I was going to sell te Voiles with my old Burton split.

But now I'm not so sure. The Voiles seem lighter and, well, they're new. Any opinions?


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Out with the old, and in with the new


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:01 am 
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I like the voile's way better than my burtons. They are lighter, grabbier, and I'm pretty sure wider. I still haven't had a problem with no tail hook yet either, however many people have solved this if it is an issue.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:13 am 
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LL, could you please post again? I think I can just barely squeeze two of your avatars on my screen at once.

Anyway, thanks for the advice!


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I've always felt that the Burton skins were slightly lighter and more packable than the Voile skins. The compromise however is a little less grip (shorter plush) and weaker glue. You'd also have to notch the tails on a not Burton split to use them with the tail clips (this may or may not be possible depending on whether the board have a full wrap metal edge).

Tail clips are nice but the glue on the Voile skins is strong enough that you typically don't need them. :)


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