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Ive got a legit topsheet crack. Repairable?

Picked up a custom x that has some damage to the topsheet and edge. I know the edge can be fixed, but level with me and let me know how bad you think the crack is, and if its repairable? Anyone have a crack like mine and get it repaired? Howd the finished product come out?

The crack looks bad, and sounds bad when you flex the board, but looking at it from the edge, it seems as if its just the topsheet thats damaged.

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Sorry to bring the bad news but that board is done.

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have you ever wanted a retro style one ended board?

the core is cracked, not repairable

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hope that was free
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i was under the impression that the core was the yellow material in the middle? Guess not huh? So not even an epoxy job would fix? I got it close to free yes
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have you ever wanted a retro style one ended board?

the core is cracked, not repairable
What do you look for to make the judgement that the core is cracked and not repairable? Just trying to get a clear idea of whats going on here
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Where that crack is and the physics involved in creating it, the inner core has to be damaged. It is unavoidable.

The board had to be felxed severely to crack the top sheet like that.
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I'd bring it to the shop and they'll epoxy and press it for a small fee.

The only problems you'll have with it is the boards effective edge won't be as aggressive because it's flex has been compromised.

But unless you're sending it 50mph+ You shouldn't have a problem cruising on it.

Get your money's worth out of it and look for a new one.
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What do you look for to make the judgement that the core is cracked and not repairable? Just trying to get a clear idea of whats going on here
There isn't that much core out at the tip maybe 1/8th inch. The way the crack goes all the way across. More important than the core being cracked is that the top sheet of fiberglass is cracked. Putting epoxy in there want do much, it would be like cutting a 2x4 in half then glueing it back together.

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There isn't that much core out at the tip maybe 1/8th inch. The way the crack goes all the way across. More important than the core being cracked is that the top sheet of fiberglass is cracked. Putting epoxy in there want do much, it would be like cutting a 2x4 in half then glueing it back together.
This is true. The fiberglass topsheet is what adds strength to the tips, not so much the core. But the board is still ridable when it gets re-epoxied. You just can't expect it to act like it did before it snapped.
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