I never worry about chips, and the base is something that unless really gouged out i never worry about either...
You will probably end up with a couple of boards, a board you can trash in the domes, and a board for holidays.
Just think about what you want and what you are using them for, but at the end of the day, boards will get damaged, it is just how it is...
Which dome do you ride...??? They should have attached stores where you can get waxing etc done, if you are really concerned ask in there, they are better placed to see damage and how bad...
Height 5"11, Weight 200-210lbs, Born 1969
Regular Stance, Ability NOT GOOD
2012/13 114 days
2013/14 102 days
K2 Fastplant 154, Ride DH2 158, Endeavour Vice 155, Signal OG 155, NS Evo 157