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    Default Wood skid plate made from old deck?

    I have noticed quite a few people that have made their own skids by cutting off the last few inches of the tail/nose of an old deck and then screwing it to the tail/nose of new deck. Is there any benefit to using wood versus plastic? Specifically, is there better pop for ollies and related tricks? Also, what about protection for pogos? Doesn't seem like it would stand up to much abuse.

    I would appreciate any feedback from those that have experience with using both types of skids.

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    Old Man Rob

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    I can't see a wood skid standing up nearly as well as plastic. It would split and ding! Which sounds dirty and painful.
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    I think plastic is a much better option. Never heard of using tails, but yeah maybe it does have better pop
    when you fall, you gotta get back up to land the trick.

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