Thought about starting a thread about this when I was in Cornwall last week.
Damaging a board first time out or not even wet.
I smashed the nose on a brand new board at low tide Croyde many moons ago, wasn't happy and neither was Mrs Shoz.
The best was when staying with a mate in West Oz who had been eying up a longboard in a shop/cafe in Yallingup. Every weekend he would drool over it, trying to convince himself and his wife he could afford it/ needed it. Eventually forked out the dosh, went over to the rack, took it it out and connected with the ceiling fan. The board was hanging in space slowly turning round as we all looked on flabbergasted, a board not even out of the shop..................