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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-02-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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The base isn't bad as far as getting core shot more than other bases but it definitely just dings up like crazy. You won't notice it until you go get a good base job and stonegrind done; it's like night and day afterwards. Mine was so pitted up with small gouges, it was edge high which they had to fill in to get it flush again but after the stonegrind it looked brand new and was even faster than my other out of the box Westmark 50.

If you ride more than 40 days a season, plan on getting at least one stonegrind done, especially if you abuse your board.
Will any shop be able to check to see if my board is edge hit or base high? I had a deep shot repaired after only a couple times out and they did a stonegrind then... Does that automatically take care of the problem of the base not being,flat or does that have to be specifically addressed?

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Any "good" shop should be able to figure out real quickly if the board is edge high enough to warrant filled the gap just by handling it. You can check yourself with a true bar or some substitute instrument like a level or other precise straight edge (carpenter's square). Usually only happens if you ride your edges a lot. If your edges are always dry and free of wax, you might have a chance to be edge high.

The only way to know for sure though, is to measure.

I imagine if they stoneground the base, they'll probably fill in the gaps, too. A stonegrind is worthless if the end result isn't bringing the base back to a nice, flat surface.
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And what did they fill the gap with?
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ptex of course.
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The base isn't bad as far as getting core shot more than other bases but it definitely just dings up like crazy.

True.

And also...A-Frame, season 2 (40 days total on the board) I have water infiltrating a small area the top sheet around the forward most set of screws, on the back foot section. The top is lifting a bit and it got much darker under. I'll fix it at the end of the season.

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ptex of course.
Haha, of course! Did you have the blu or black base? Does ptex come in any other color besides black?
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They have white p-tex. They might have other color sticks but I haven't seen them so I would guess they aren't readily available. Either way, I don't mind my board being all mixed up in color.
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