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Old 02-24-2014, 04:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
Took my new powder board out on its first trip and think I hit some submerged metal with the inside edges of the swallow tail...not the worst part of the board to take a hit and luckily looks like no moisture got in, but was thinking I ought to seal the cracks...

I've got some Solarez
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in the house that I've used on surfboard dings before...would either of these do the trick, or should I get something more specialised?
Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Those are joins in the edge material not cracks.
You have no problem at all.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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im not sure if its a huge issue mate. but i'm sure others here will correct me rather quickly and brutally if i'm wrong. my edges have maybe 4-5 similar cracks on both heel side and toe side. i think the cracks for me anyway are caused by doing rails. besides the cracks my edges seem fine, no burs or change to the shape at all.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would go with what ETM says, he is very knowledgeable about board manufacturing...!!!

You should look up some of his posts to find out just how knowledgeable... Hehe
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Thanks for the replies!
Trashed my first ever board ten years ago by smacking sideways into a rail, so may be paranoid about the edges.
I've attached another picture...the gap in the edge seems to lead into a kind of small cut in the base but...maybe this is just how swallow tails are made?
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I would go with what ETM says, he is very knowledgeable about board manufacturing...!!!

You should look up some of his posts to find out just how knowledgeable... Hehe
I'll take your word for it mate!
Thought I might have given the board a bang at Sapporo Teine, a place I imagine he's familiar with.
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off topic, but what kind of board is that ?
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off topic, but what kind of board is that ?
Rome Notch!
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looks like a good weapon for Hokkaido
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looks like a good weapon for Hokkaido
Yeah, treated me pretty well. Very fast through the powder, hardly any back leg burn and surprisingly good on the groomers too (it's a 164 and I'm 5"9).
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