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New NRS table to be topped with 3/4" HDPE material - Thoughts?

So I have had a table on order for a while. It's been backordered due to production and them changing materials for the top. I just called them and asked them and they said the new tables coming out soon will be topped with 3/4" HDPE material. Like cutting board material. This sounds like a bad idea to me but I thought I'd put it out there to see if I was just thinking it would suck but be ok.

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I've been wondering what the holdup was. I have one on order as well. I can't decide what I think about that...
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All the DRE tables I've seen have that top and they appear to hold up just fine and much lighter than my wood NRS table. Just keep people from actually using it as a cutting board lol I think they use 1/2" though
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Looks like the DRE table is 1/2" HDPE. - ANyone have experience with it?

https://cascaderivergear.com/shop/dre-table-20x74x36h/


1/2" must not be enough.
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If your looking for something that doesn’t weigh in a 30+# look ate these. All aluminum with powder coated top.

https://www.whitewaterworthy.com/pro...-table-system/
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I would get the aluminum top. The cutting board tops seem to hold up but they get a little beat and are heavy as hell.
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Friend has the DRE style table, I bought that aluminum table from whitewater worthy. It has to weigh less than half what the HDPE table weighs. I don't have the whole modular setup but been pretty happy with the weight savings and functionality.
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Mine is backordered as well, when I called in this week I was told they were waiting for the legs to arrive, tables were expected to ship mid June.

I'm not excited about things getting heavier going to plastic, I'd also think the plastic would be more prone to getting cuts that will hold spilled chili goo and such. I was curious what NRS was going to do for tops with the plywood decking manufacturer out or business, sounds like we have our answer.
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My concern is that I planned to place my stove on top of the table to cook with and I am worried that I will melt the plastic underneath if I crank the BTU's for a longer period of time. Thoughts on that?
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Last year I build a table out of plywood and sealed and painted it. It was a heavy ass MF and had started to warp after only a few trips.
This spring I bought this LARGE table and couldn't be happier. https://salamanderpaddlegear.com/pro...mp-river-table
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