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mrpez 02-28-2010 10:28 PM

Damanged my board
The board is a GNU park pickle. soft wood, and the nose and tail aren't wrapped in metal.

I have no idea how this happened, I just looked down and saw it during one run. I'm thinking its because some fool hit me from behind, but I didn't notice it then even though I checked. I stopped immediately after I noticed because I didn't want to damage it more or get water inside.

I'm going to Dick's to have them epoxy the part where the topsheet is scuffed. I don't know what to do about the dent on the bottom of the board though. There are a few open spots in the dent, if you understand what I mean. Is there a way to straighten this out or at least seal it up?

The lines you see going away from the damaged part aren't cracked, just scratches. I'm going to have them epoxy those if needed to make them waterproof. Would a nose-cap or whatever its called help for stuff like this? Does it impede riding?


linvillegorge 02-28-2010 10:46 PM

Where do you live? There's gotta be a better place than Dick's around to get work done.

mrpez 02-28-2010 10:54 PM

I live in Orange County CA, near Irvine. I don't know of any places to look except a place like Dicks. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Does that look reparable to you? This is my first board, so I'm completely new at repairs.

Pimpasaurus JR 02-28-2010 11:04 PM

Could you get a warranty return for damage like that?

mrpez 02-28-2010 11:05 PM


Originally Posted by Pimpasaurus JR (Post 266050)
Could you get a warranty return for damage like that?

I'm not sure. I bought it from Sport Chalet and I doubt they have a warranty longer than a couple days. Does Mervin or GNU provide a warranty? If so, I was never informed.

EDIT: I don't think their warranty covers impacts, unless this is also in part due to defects.

linvillegorge 02-28-2010 11:08 PM

Yeah, the manufacturer will provide a warranty. I think Mervin is two years. But, I doubt they'll cover that. Warranties usually only cover manufacturer defects and that's pretty obvious damage that wasn't the result of a defect.

Yeah, it certainly looks repairable.

I have no clue about CA, so that's about all the use I am to you.

mrpez 02-28-2010 11:17 PM

I'm glad to hear its reparable, because I've barely had this board for a month. I called GNU customer service and left a message asking to talk to someone, but I think that's a dead end.

Does anyone know any good snowboard repair shops? For now I guess I'm just going to have to go to Dick's and see what they can do.

EDIT: Apparently Nine Star does repairs, I'm gonna check them out first. Anyone have experience with them?

ETM 02-28-2010 11:49 PM

I would fix that by using 5 minute araldite and a vice. Dig out any loose crap that you can, fill it with araldite, put some soft jaws (wood or alloy) in your vice with plastic over the top so your board dont stick to the vice and crank it up until it cranks no more.

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