I didn't know if anyone has opinions between SnapDragon's EXP Reinforced & the Armortex EXP Reinforced? I am fairly hard on gear. I just wasn't sure if it's worth the extra $60?
And any opinions on implosion bars? It seems like most people running bigger stuff go with them but Ben Stookesbury had a different opinion the other night when we talked to him. He doesn't use them and goes with something that will stay on the cockpit even when someone's standing on it. I was curious what everyone's experiences were with them?
Oh yeah- to add to the thread:
I've been using the basic SnapDragon SupraTex skirt.
It was the first I bought because I was in a hurry and it was the only thing I could get that fit me and the SuperFun on short notice. It's done fairly well. Not the greatest quality but it is their cheapest skirt and I am using it now into my fifth season so that says something. It is falling apart now so I need a replacement.
After reading this thread I was looking at almost every brand out there. Really wanted to go with Bomber but they aren't making a deck big enough for SuperStar/SuperFun/MegaRocker right now (sounded like maybe later this year?). He said I could get their bungee rand and stretch it on the night before and then have a friend help me the next day but that sounds like a real pain in the arse and then you could never open the thing in an eddy. Too bad, because I like their ideas with the printed surface to keep more water off the neoprene and the wickclip.
IR also isn't making the larger XXL deck sizes on a standard run right now. They are tooling up for them by the end of the summer and you can do a custom order if you want.
I was going to be vague but then I decided to do this other thing.