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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2009, 03:11 AM
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Sidewall space???

ok so after the first day of riding on my new board i was looking it over and i found this... right under the front binding the sidewall appears to have a very very tiny gap in between the top sheet and the base... when i run my finger down the metal edge on the bottom base edge i can also feel a very slight raise... It almost looks like they put too much glue in that particular spot or something making it so the board didnt get sealed all the way together... i dont think i could have damaged it like that myself.. so is this a factory defect? And is it worth worrying about? It looks very minor, and I didnt notice it when i was riding but should I take it back to the shop and try and get a refund/claim the warranty?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2009, 05:04 AM
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Fill it with epoxy and clamp it overnight.

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If this is a fairly new board I'd take it to the shop and have them look at it. If it is a defect they'd be able to tell you and help you out with a warranty claim.
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thanks. Is it possible to damage a board in that way that easily? I mean I ride the park pretty hard, but I dont understand how/why the sidewall would be coming apart like that unless it was a factory defect or poorly made.

Its a really small space and doesnt look like its coming apart.. Would it be alright for another day of riding? I want to go this weekend but if i take my board in i might not get it back in time...

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It sounds like impact damage. Same thing happened on a santa cruz of mine and it wasn't covered under warranty.
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fuck well is there any way to fix it? I mean you cant even tell its damaged jsut form looking at it... you have to look at it closely... I just dont want water to seep it or anything and damage the base... I mean to rode this board ONCE and its already broken? Seems ridiculous.. I didnt notice hitting it hard on anything...

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If you didnt read,another person say Epoxy and clamping it.

This is what I did with my friends board, Good as new.
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the gap is so small i dont think id be able to fit epoxy in it.. also it doesnt budge at all when I try to press it together with plyers... So i dont know if a clamp would help it..
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