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Bad snowboard bases

My snowboard has letters on the base that say "Burton". When I am scraping the wax off the base, I can feel the letters. It's like my scraper gets caught on the edges of the letter. It's almost like Burton took some wooden letters and pressed it into the base, it's not actually like a graphic on the base, it's like actual letters. And every time I am scraping through the letters my scraper always catches on the edges and it scratches or takes out part of the base. Does this happen to anyone else or is it just me? Not just Burton specific, but any base with "letters" on it. Or is my board defective?
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Wow that is exactly the same problem I am having. A couple people in that thread had the same problem. Maybe it's normal?
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It's not defective, it's a die-cut base. They lay layers of P-tex on top of each other, and that creates the "bump" that you feel on the letters. IE; They lay a main base, then the lettering, then another layer over the lettering. It's a common way to manufacture snowboards.

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It's not defective, it's a die-cut base. They lay layers of P-tex on top of each other, and that creates the "bump" that you feel on the letters. IE; They lay a main base, then the lettering, then another layer over the lettering. It's a common way to manufacture snowboards.
Why would any company make a die-cut base? It seems like it would be easy for cracks to develop between the letters and reveal gaps.
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Do you know any companies that don't do this?
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I noticed the same problem last year with the base of my Arbor Cadence last season. I had contacted Arbor and emailed them a photo of the base, and they weren't able to give me a clear answer. It's a mystery to me why they couldn't explain why that was happening, when a simple answer was posted here earlier on the forum.
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I noticed the same problem last year with the base of my Arbor Cadence last season. I had contacted Arbor and emailed them a photo of the base, and they weren't able to give me a clear answer. It's a mystery to me why they couldn't explain why that was happening, when a simple answer was posted here earlier on the forum.
Looks to me like there's a lot of companies that do die-cut bases. So far from this thread I've seen Lib tech, Burton, Arbor, and Capita
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There are lots of co that do die cut bases, usually not a problem. Occasionally one will start to lift/peal then just warranty it, or perhaps there's a diy fix...like epoxy, heat and clamp.


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