Hey guys, I just took out the old belts from my board and when i swapped in new ones, i noticed a big difference. Other than aesthetics, the old belt was much harder and stiffer than the new one. It also feels less rubbery and has the firmness of a dried out fruit.
The belt teeth were in pretty good shape.
So my question is, how will a stiffer and drier belt affect performance? At what stage of the belt’s life is it recommended to swap out for a new belt? Is it alright to run old belts as long as the teeth and structural integrity is in good shape?