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Old 10-17-2011, 08:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1st board - 1st crack! =(

Hi everyone,

Bought my first snowboard on Saturday at my local snow dome and loved every minute of it! So went back on Sunday for another shred on it. While in the queue for the lift some stupid skiier hit the tail of my new board and caused a crack/chip in it!
A lot of you will probably say "ahh don't worry about it" or "it's just a tool for a job, stop worrying" but I just wanted to check it was nothing serious! Looks like the top layer is coming away from the middle layer!

Is it anything to worry about?
Can it be repaired?

here's some pics of the damage:

I've bought some Araldite Precision and a clamp to try hold it back together. Will this do the job? Is there a better way to repair it?

Just so gutted that it's been damaged on only it's 2nd outing!

Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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that is really nothing to worry about and easy to fix.

i would get whatever one of those epoxy's thats the most cold resistant, mis it up and get it all under the top sheet that lifted up. then just get something like a thing piece of metal, wood, or even cardboard if theres nothing else and put it on your top sheet so that when you clamp it down the pressure is distributed more evenly and protects your tops sheet. you will want to wipe away any excess coming out at this point since it will be harder to deal with later. leave it to sure for 24 hours or how ever long it says on the packaging then take off he clamp. now all you need to do it take a razor blade to it and clean up any remaining excess.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Those photos are pretty blurry. If what you say about the top layer coming away is true then one method for repair is to use a 2-part epoxy.

Epoxy the two pieces together
Use a clamp (I like C-clamps) to hold the board together while the epoxy sets (should take a few days)
After the epoxy has set, sand down any rough areas.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Apologies for the picture quality! Thanks for the tips though! Thought it might be along those lines of repair! I'll give it a go tonight and see how i get on! I'll post up results in a few days!

Thanks again guys!
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And if you are in a hurry, super glue (cyanoacrylate) of good quality will also do the job. That's how we fix some high-end composite model airplanes nowadays, a lot faster and more convenient than messing with epoxy .
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