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Old 03-18-2014, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

I'm fairly new to boarding but am picking it up super fast because of my years skateboarding and more recently long boarding.

I finally bought my self a Rossignol Templar 158 and in having unwrapped it have found that the transition between one graphics outline and the next on the base are just not smooth !

I then went to my local store to compare the smoothness of the transition between one dye cut sections.
I found that on both the K2 Slayblade and on a Burton Superhero board both also made with the same dye cut sintered base technique where much, much smoother between one pattern section and another intact so much so that 80% of these sections on these competitor boards where completely undetectable by gently sliding my finger nails over them.

Surely when running finger nails over a base with graphics your nail shouldn't catch on all the graphic edges right?

Should I send the board back?

Or can such a base be effectively ground back to one long smooth surface then be waxed?

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That's because it's a die cut base. I have one too. It's the same way.
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That's because it's a die cut base. I have one too. It's the same way.
Hey dude,

So you reckon it's totally fine?
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Yeah, probably. Not a big fan of die cut bases.
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Yeah, probably. Not a big fan of die cut bases.
Yeah I'm getting the same feeling very quickly . . .

Burton & K2's dye cut bases where of a much better quality feel as they where so even between one section and another.

I love the look of everything else of this Rossignol Templar board so I'll probably live with it but I'm finding it difficult to convince my self having seen the quality of K2 and Burton's dye cut bases.

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If you want a sintered base thats not just a single solid color you have to live with a diecut base
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If you want a sintered base thats not just a single solid color you have to live with a diecut base
I don't believe that's entirely true. K2 and Burton managed to make beautifully smooth sintered bases but Rossignol with 2014 Templar haven't.

Overall Ive learned to check a board out before buying it and to preferably avoid dye cut sintered unless it's well done like Ive seen in K2 & Burton.

I'm still in time to return this board . . . I can't make my mind but I leave on the 29th for a weeks boarding . . .
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i have one that's kinda like that. doesn't seem to affect the ride much in my experience. if it's really bad, like defective, take it back. if it's not too bad, ride it and see what you think. maybe after some riding and waxing, it'll even out a bit. or a base grind in the future will settle all that after you ride it hard for a while.
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My Villain is diecut base as well. you can feel the edges but shouldnt be too obvious. at least your scraper shouldnt feel it.

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My Villain is diecut base as well. you can feel the edges but shouldnt be too obvious. at least your scraper shouldnt feel it.
Oh 'a scraper' will DEFINITELY feel virtually every edge of the dye cut edges !

Rossignol replied . . .

"Hi , Dan.

Thanks for your mail.

The Rossignol Technical advisor for the UK has advised that the board should be returned to you retailer of purchase for exchange or refund as he feels that from your description the base of the board has been finished incorrectly at the factory.

Regards
Andrew"

So now I've got the POLLAVA of sending this back, probably having to pay for the P&P then find another board I like by the 29th !!!

I looked at the K2 Slayblade but it's too stiff . . . Arbor make a fairly nice model . . . Nightmare is I'm SO PICKY over the graphics . . . .

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