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cfli 03-06-2014 11:37 PM

Help, Gashes in my board? ):
Hey guys!
I just bought a used board with a gash that kind of worries me that it'll further damage it riding this weekend. Here's a picture:$_57.JPG

I'm not too familiar with snowboard maintenance so i'm not too sure how bad it is..should i get it repaired?

Thank you!(:

ridinbend 03-06-2014 11:48 PM

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That is pretty small in relation to how big gashes can be. If you want to fix it yourself, its really easy. Buy a ptex stick/candle from a shop or online, light it up and drip it in. Cut it flush with a blade and wax over it. There are many different videos on youtube that will show you the process of fixing a ding with ptex. Save your money, do it yourself and use it to get some wax and wax it yourself.

freshy 03-06-2014 11:56 PM

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It doesn't look that bad at all.

Hard to tell if it's down to the core in that pic, but if it is you can can that filled with p-tex and it will be as good as new, well good enough to not get water into the core anyway.
It's pretty simple to fix yourself, just google how to p-tex a board. I have done similar repairs on the cheap using a six pack ring as p-tex.
Or if your not too sure about the DIY approach it will probably be like $25 give or take for a shop to do it.

If you need to ride it before you can fix it, or it's not to the core just fill it with wax.

freshy 03-07-2014 12:01 AM

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Just for future referance if you put [img]with you link here[/img] it will embed the image so we don't have to copy and paste.$_57.JPG

cfli 03-07-2014 12:04 AM

Thanks so much you guys! I'm going to ptex it as soon as i receive the board(:

behi 03-07-2014 04:10 AM

I wouldn't worry about it. Repairing it will be somewhat pointless. As soon as you hit some agressive/icy snow, the repair will soon be gone that close to the edge.

If you bother with a repair, use metal grip / co-polymer. P-tex doesn't bond to the edge at all.

slyder 03-07-2014 06:19 AM

strap in and ride that bad boy.

Personally I wouldn't do a thing to it other then a fresh coat of wax.

speedjason 03-07-2014 09:44 AM

if its to the core, seal it up. if its not, just wax and ride.

Dago91 03-07-2014 01:08 PM

what Jason said.. spot on!

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