This thread makes me nervous. I've just started hitting jumps and other features in the park and boxes are probably my favorite. After doing boxes for a day on Saturday I got home and noticed some new gouges down my base. Shit! I recently P-texed a crap load of other gouges from all the ice at Winter Park last Spring.
Now I'm worried about this happening to my board. From now on, on my first lap, I'm just going to ride by any boxes I like the look of before hitting them the next lap, just to give them a quick check for loose nails or anything else sticking out. Last season I actually saw a loose nail sticking out of the top of a box, told the people working there about it, and stayed well away from it. They later came out and put up a post to block it.