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Old 02-15-2011, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question So I think my son rode his board over a cheese grater...or in the parkig lot.

ok so I'm looking for some base repair help. My son was out for his SECOND day on his new Capita Stairmaster (extruded base) and he went with a buddy so I didn't see what happened. When he got home I had was putting his board in away when I noticed the base...WTF did he ride over...and over...and over? There are a lot of deep scratches...some not so deep all different angles and directions so it wasn't one incident. I had a chat with him about taking care of your equipment and not riding over rocks on purpose so hopefully this doesn't happen again but I want to fix this or get this fixed.

No core shots so that's good...but lots of fairly deep stuff that needs filled. What is the best way to handle it when it is so much of the board? I have P-texed deep gouges before but not this many at once. Do I just bail and have the local shop fill them and grind the base? Or should I tackle a massive fill project?

Any input would be great...I will post some photos of it later.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Photos will really help.

Also, I understand that gear isn't cheap, but kids will be kids. If I picked up on this sport at a young age, I know for sure I'd be super into jibbing and other park stuff. Hell, I'm trying to get into jibbing now lol.

If he truly enjoys riding over rocks and jibbing trees and stuff, then I say let him. Just tell him to be safe and enjoy

Base damage is just part of the game even if you aren't riding rocks and jibbing. I rode over some big rocks in Tahoe and it was really fun actually

Took my brand new Never Summer Proto into the trees and rode over a lot of branches and fallen trees. That was fun too haha.

One solution could be to pick up a beater board for your son. Like a cheap craigslist one? Let him beat that one up for when he wants to do that type of riding.
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Oh right I understand jibbing but it doesn't look like what happened...yea I will post photos. I am shocked at how much damage he did in 4 hours...he did less in an entire year on his previous board and I saw how he was riding that.

I guess I'm glad I got this Stairmaster for $200 rather than full price.
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Yea, I'd imagine his friends influenced his newfound riding style lol.

Really man, I can't wait until my 6mo son turns 5 so he can damage his boards from shredding awesomeness haha.

I'd seriously buy him a beater Lamar if he decides to ride like your son
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How old is your son?
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Maybe I'll look for another closeout Stairmaster. It can be like the old Jaguar bit...you need two of them, one to ride while the other one is in the shop getting fixed.
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How old is your son?
He is 9.

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Get him a blank to beat up.

Blank Snowboards :: Making snowboarding an affordable pasttime

Theyre actually really goot boards for the price and your only out $180 instead of $300+
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Get him a blank to beat up.

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Theyre actually really goot boards for the price and your only out $180 instead of $300+
Looks kind of cool...but I only paid $200 for this Stairmaster new and it's 144cm and cambered...no similar option from Blank.
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Tell him that this will be the last board that you just hand him. I know he's only nine, but for every new expensive piece of gear you get him, make him do some age appropriate chores for it. When I was about 10, if I wanted a special gift like a nintendo or a bike, I'd have to do chores above and beyond my normal allowance earning chores. If I didn't want to, my options were to wait for my birthday or christmas or pay for it myself. Even if your kid doesn't do the chores, it might make him take better care of his gear to make it last til next season. Just a thought.

Also, good job having a kid that rides that hard
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