|The OLD surface....|
|Isn't it pretty?|
If there was an advantage to the pressboard, it was the ability to break the 12' long planks into 3-4' pieces to load into my van for a quick trip to the transfer station for disposal. I didn't even have to move any crates!
The new Max 200 surface is gorgeous - just perfect. The 12' planks came in lengths of 6' - much easier to manipulate and move around. The pieces went together seamlessly and the finished product was everything I would expect. The replacement surfaces aren't cheap - but remember they're custom made to order, made by hand and made with a lot of attention to detail. You get what you pay for.
For winter training at the barn I now have a brand new gorgeous rubber surfaced A-Frame and an equally gorgeous brand-new and super safe dogwalk (the teeter surface was replaced last fall - with skins from Max 200). I know my students will appreciate the safe equipment and the great footing we have to train on this winter!
|Above view - some bits of fluff stuck to the rubber (it'll wash off).|
|Side view - detail on granules.|
|Side view - details on slats and side profile of alumaskin surface.|
|It appears that Kipling also approves of the new surface!|
And now some fun with the DSLR and Movie Maker: