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Bottom snowboard edge missing a piece/chipped?

I was looking at my snowboard today and looked at the bottom edge of the board. I noticed that the metal edge looked to be missing a piece? Or looks chipped? It's almost as if though the metal edge is not completely around the board and as if though there is a gap in the metal edge.

The thing is that I haven't even opened the shrink-wrap from this board yet. Only the bottom and the top of the board has the shrink-wrap exposed (I guess the store where I bought it from has the top and bottom exposed for some reason?). Bought it a month ago and haven't had a chance to ride it (broken hand )

Is this normal or a defect??

Sorry for the blurry pics. I only have a camera phone and it's the clearest I can get it.





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perfectly normal. thats where the 2 ends of the medal edge meet. They meet at the nose or tail because those 2 areas dont come in direct contact with the snow. Usually they fill the gap with ptex or epoxy. If its not filled with anything then i would fill it if i were you.
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This is normal. It's where the two ends of the metal edge meet
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perfectly normal. thats where the 2 ends of the medal edge meet. They meet at the nose or tail because those 2 areas dont come in direct contact with the snow. Usually they fill the gap with ptex or epoxy. If its not filled with anything then i would fill it if i were you.
Is there an issue if I don't fill it with anything and just ride it?

Jeez, I feel stupid now. As you can probably tell, I'm still a newb with snowboarding.
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nope there wont be any issues. the only thing i could imagine happening is snagging your glove on it or something. All my boards came with that gap filled smooth with epoxy, and i just assume they did it for a reason
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nope there wont be any issues. the only thing i could imagine happening is snagging your glove on it or something. All my boards came with that gap filled smooth with epoxy, and i just assume they did it for a reason
Thx for the reply.

Just wondering, do some boards come with it filled and others don't? Depends on the company?
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Thx for the reply.

Just wondering, do some boards come with it filled and others don't? Depends on the company?
depends on how lazy the person doing the layup is

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You couldn't find a matching pair of socks?

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looks like it's at the nose...you'll be fine


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You couldn't find a matching pair of socks?
Same exact socks. Just the shadow making one of the socks appear gray.
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