View Full Version : carbon really worth it?

10-23-2007, 03:58 PM
so my ultra vac snapped in august and ive been riding my old board vic foamie. Now i'm deciding to step it up to a s-glass or a carbon. For a while ive been strong with getting a carbon. but now ive thought it over and thought about getting a s-glass instead and save the extra 40 or 50 for pads. so is carbon really worth the extra money? i know carbon is strong and all but i live in NJ and the waves dont get that big usually.

10-23-2007, 04:04 PM
my bro made this same thread and he got some replies that even tex haines(vic owner) sed that carbon is a waste of money wen compared to s glass, being in nj carbon isnt worth it compared to s glass either get s glass

10-23-2007, 04:06 PM
i don't care what anyone says, I will never get anything but carbon again. It's amazing what a little extra stiffness can do for your planing abilities

10-23-2007, 04:14 PM
i respect ur opionion but i dont find it necessary, and brett wat do u like doing , lip smacks airs liners

10-23-2007, 04:31 PM
it'd be your personal riding preference. try riding s-glass then try carbon? see how much flex you like

10-23-2007, 04:34 PM
liners not real into airs. wraps when big

10-23-2007, 04:35 PM
taking the fact I started with carbon and ride carbon now... Ill say yes... and that my judgement is biased.

10-23-2007, 04:37 PM
i have a carbon and i like the stiffness to it, like zbr said, you plane farther with it.

10-23-2007, 04:37 PM
and my first board was a vic foamie too

Taylor Cadiz
10-23-2007, 04:54 PM
carbon all the way.

Jim Gordon
10-23-2007, 04:57 PM
But the carbon looks so sick, and if you do get carbon get it with epoxy resin.

10-23-2007, 05:13 PM
dude...gotta go carbon hands down

10-23-2007, 05:17 PM
I can plane further on a carbon paulo M (exile) than I can with my vic L polyvac. And the vic is like a f'ing boat.