Cosmetically, I could give two shits and a fuck about it. If it's just a tiny space between the edge and base that's sealed with clear epoxy or something, fine I'll just ride it. But I'm only concerned if this is something that would allow water to get in there.
Nah, I get it. You just spent $550!
My board base is black too so I honestly have no idea and was waiting to see what Leo had to say since he has like 54,587 NS boards in his basement. haha
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