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Old 04-07-2011, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I read this thread and was curious about something I haven't seen discussed much. I just took my bindings off and am storing my board in a plastic reusable sleeve for summer (it's gonna be in florida humidity and temps, im afraid). Still gotta put some storage wax on it, but once its all waxed and ready to be stored, what location and position is best for storage? I've had it on it's nose or tail for the month or so since i rode it, just sitting in my bedroom, do i have to worry about the edges or base flexing or anything for the longer term til next season? also, would my closet help at all against the humidity?

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make sure it's dry, put it in the sleeve but leave the zipper open, store it in a dry area
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I don't think the closet would affect humidity rates much, however you could get a few packs of silica gel and throw those in the sleeve with it if you're really worried.
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How does humidity affect a snowboard ?
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How does humidity affect a snowboard ?
It can cause cracks in the wood core or in basically any part of the board when you take it back to the snow. Think of it like a musical instrument... you wouldn't want a violin to be exposed to humidity and heat, and then a week later be in the driest, coldest place possible. it will most likely crack because of expanding and/or contracting the wood.
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It can cause cracks in the wood core or in basically any part of the board when you take it back to the snow. Think of it like a musical instrument... you wouldn't want a violin to be exposed to humidity and heat, and then a week later be in the driest, coldest place possible. it will most likely crack because of expanding and/or contracting the wood.
I see... I guess I'm in trouble since I live in sub-tropics. thanks for the explanation.
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The most noticeable thing will be edge rust and they can get quite nasty and pitted in the summer humidity.

Rub the edges all over with wax to seal them up. A candle, chap stick or tuning wax works fine, just keep the air away from the metal. Comes off on the first run next season.

Just curious why someone recommended leaving the plastic storage bag open? Wouldn't that let excessive humidity in?
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The most noticeable thing will be edge rust and they can get quite nasty and pitted in the summer humidity.

Rub the edges all over with wax to seal them up. A candle, chap stick or tuning wax works fine, just keep the air away from the metal. Comes off on the first run next season.

Just curious why someone recommended leaving the plastic storage bag open? Wouldn't that let excessive humidity in?
It will let it breathe so the moisture trapped inside doesn't condense and turn to standing water.
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mine sits in the basement on a shelf and the boys are hung on their walls in their bedrooms.
Fresh wax and wax rubbed onto the edges.

Stored....
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Awesome, thanks for the help!!

Just to clarify, is it going to mess up my camber or edges or anything if i leave it standing vertically on it's tail?
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