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3vod 01-13-2009 08:19 PM

Argh.. is this a bad thing.. pics inside.
just picked this board up.. was taking a look at it, upon closer inspection I found this dead center on the nose..

the metal lining doesn't connect here.. not an issue on the other side of the board and this is a twin tip..

should I ask for an exchange?

Nivek 01-13-2009 08:24 PM

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Take it to the shop if you bought it at one. See what they say. If you got it online, I wouldn't worry about it.

chowman94 01-13-2009 08:24 PM

yea dude. i had a disconnected edge and if it gets worse something could crack down the layers or moisture could get in if it gets to the base. either exchange or get it filled by a shop. Mine was filled with this hard epoxy to take the place of the metal gap

3vod 01-13-2009 08:32 PM

^ I got it at a shop, but its the last 152 they had.. I think a 148 would be to small (im 5-10, 148) but I could see what they say.

Chow, is the epoxy kind of tanish colored? There is definitely some form of filling in mine but its not smooth or flush like the edge of the board should be... the other side of my board is fully metal, and all smooth.

Dalau 01-13-2009 08:42 PM

One of my boards has a similar problem, and if it ever starts to come undone, I'm gonna get it laser tack-welded.

3vod 01-13-2009 08:46 PM


There is a possibility that it could lead to problems.. I should probably just ask for a replacement?

MunkySpunk 01-13-2009 08:46 PM

Your board is fine. 100% A-OK (inasmuch as that gap is concerned) That's where the edge meets itself on the board. It's much cheaper and consistent to order a spool of machined edge and roll it around the board (or perhaps extrude it on site, I don't know) than bring in a truck full of multi-shaped and multi-length edge rings rubbing agsinst each other and getting deformed in shipment. Some boardmakers take greater care than others to seal it up. My '03 Canyons have the same thing. That's nothing unusual. It doesn't matter if it's on the tip of your board, how often do you carve using the tip of your board as a contact point? That's why they leave the gap at the tip and not along the side.
Look on your other boards, I'll bet you'll find gaps on some.

3vod 01-13-2009 08:50 PM

^ Thats what I needed to hear.. thank you sir. it is on the tip.. right in the center, it looked like it came that way from factory, didn't look dented or knicked. you guys are a lot of help. thanks again.

MunkySpunk 01-13-2009 08:58 PM

No problem. New board. I know exactly how you feel. My good boards are my babies. :D

chowman94 01-13-2009 09:21 PM

yea dude if the board material itself is still perfect, just missing some edge than its good to go. just make sure u dont get a bad crack there

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