I think talking to the guys at XTR isn't a bad idea. Otherwise a Coil in Hawaii lam is probably about as durable as a surfboard can get.That's what I figured. Almost every regular out there is riding a board with a patched nose at a minimum. Sucked when I peeled the nose back on my flare during my 3rd session ever riding it. Silver lining is it just gives me an excuse to order a new board sooner rather than later.