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Old 12-08-2013, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Burton Custom Flying V: I see wood on the edge of my new board. Is this normal?

Hi everyone,

I've been boarding for 3 years, but only for a week at a time, so I'm still very much a newb. I just moved to an area where I can go a lot more often, so I decided to get my first board. Spent a lot of time researching and talking to people a lot more knowledgable than me, and I wound up with a Burton Custom Flying V.



Beautiful board, but I noticed something that I didn't expect: there seems to be a layer of wood exposed on the side edges (not on the nose or tail, however). You can see it here, directly below the blue top sheet:



So here's the big question: Is this normal? Or is this a manufacturing defect? I would assume there would be a moisture issue with wood exposed like that.

Thanks in advance for any knowledge/advice on this one.
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Normal. I have a flying v and several of my friends do as well. It is normal.

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Old 12-08-2013, 05:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's fiberglass not wood.
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It sure looks and feels like wood to me. And that layer would be exactly where the wood would be. Not saying that it isn't fiberglass, but it sure doesn't seem like it.
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Nivek answered your question, the core is covered top & bottom with a composite layer. The wood coloring probably comes from the resin...
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It sure looks and feels like wood to me. And that layer would be exactly where the wood would be. Not saying that it isn't fiberglass, but it sure doesn't seem like it.
It is not at all where the wood would be - or is for that matter. It is fiberglass.

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It is not at all where the wood would be - or is for that matter. It is fiberglass.

Listen to Nivek.
Thanks guys. It makes sense that Burton wouldn't have a defect this glaring. You've convinced me: It has to be the fiberglass.
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