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Old 07-27-2011, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is my board serviceable?

So I haven't been on a board in about 10 years.

Picked up this old (late 90s I believe) Burton Air 160 for $25 at a garage sale.

It has some old Burton bindings which I'll change out. I'm not very experienced, would this still be an okay board to get back on the mountain with?

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Old 07-27-2011, 12:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It will be fine as long as the base gets waxed. It might not be super fast, but you'll be able to use it. As long as it's not delaminating, there is no reason why you can't ride a snowboard. It might not have the same life as brand new, but that's another story.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's hard to tell from the pic, but the base actually looks to be in pretty damn good shape. I'd even go so far as to say shockingly good shape seeing as how cosmetically rough the board is. Throw some wax on it and let 'er rip!
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The only thing I'd suggest is to do a couple of test flexes of the board BEFORE you go to the mountain. If there's core-rot and it snaps, you don't want it to ruin your day.

I know that's unlikely, but the great thing about being paranoid is you're only pleasantly surprised by life.
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The only thing I'd suggest is to do a couple of test flexes of the board BEFORE you go to the mountain. If there's core-rot and it snaps, you don't want it to ruin your day.

I know that's unlikely, but the great thing about being paranoid is you're only pleasantly surprised by life.
This! Strap it on and flex it on the nose and tail in the livingroom a few times. If all goes well throw some wax on it.
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