Word of advice boards get scratched so get over it. If you care that much don't ride it. Start jibbing rocks with it and that will speed up the process works for me. You are living up to your username with this thread.
no shit they get scratched up. i guess you didnt catch the part that i dont usually ride brand new boards. always take hand me downs on the account of i dont have 600 extra bucks in my pockets. i waited a long ass time for this new board. im over it at this point. i had started this thread shortly after my first day out with it.
as for living up to my name, not sure what you mean by that. you should spend less time making assumptions about things you know so little about. its called working during the week.
Last edited by wkndwarrior; 01-18-2012 at 08:32 AM.
I know how you feel - it sucks to spend a lot of money on something (or to receive a really nice gift) and have it immediately damaged in the slightest, even if it's meant to be used and is expected to get beat up. Especially if it's something you've been coveting! And it's even worse when someone else causes the damage. When I first started working as a photographer, I was at a job and somehow ended up scratching one of my beloved camera bodies that I spent $2500 on. It was just a scratch on the LCD and it didn't affect the performance of the gear and I know it's just a tool (as is a snowboard), but it was still annoying! I was always so careful with my gear, but I had to come to terms with the fact that my camera was likely to get dinged every once in a while and at least that means I'm really USING it! I know you said you're over it, but I just wanted to say I think I understand.
I used to be like that, then I hit rocks and I stopped caring. As long as the structure of the board is not damaged, having a dinged up board just generally means your a good rider and take it on gnarly terrain.