if the gouge is parallel to the edge, I'd just consider it deep structure and ride it as-is. If it's perpendicular to the edge, I'd probably drip some p-tex in there....but if your base isn't black, it's gonna look like shit.
in our super duper crappy season last year, I got about 10 core shots (wood showing)...one of them was on a brand new board. You'll get over it.
Last edited by extra0; 12-27-2012 at 10:22 PM.