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Old 11-07-2008, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, new board member. Glad to be here.

So, over the Spring/Summer I stored my Burton T6 in an outdoor shed, standing it upright. I live in southern California so it does get over 100 degrees in the daytime, and im not sure how hot it gets in the shed.

I pulled my board out today and easily noticed some wavy vertical scratches on the top side of the board about 2-3 inches long on the front tip and around where the borad bends upward. There are about 10 scratches and some of them look like they branch off others.

My questions is, did something happen while it was in storage? Perhaps it got too hot in the shed and those are stress cracks? odd that they are not around the edges though.

I am hoping that those scratches were there from last season and i just dont remember them... usually i would expect scrathes to go horizonally across my board as people might accidently run over it in the lift line...

anyone have any ideas? Im concerned whether it is a safety issue or maybe nothing at all?
what do stress cracks look like? Where do they typically happen? and how should i be storing my board?

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Old 11-07-2008, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have to show a picture to understand what you're talking about.
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They just look like scratches to me. Are you sure someone didn't damage the board when they got the lawn mower out of the shed or something?
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You should scratch some smiley faces into it.
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i feel bad for your board being stored in a shed... i keep my boards in my room and check the bases a few times throughout the off season and leave a nice layer of wax on before the summer/ spring start and re-wax as needed to keep from drying out, then when winter comes scrape it off and wax them up nice for riding.

as for your board... looks like straight up scratches from being in a shed... maybe it fell over or something was leaned up against it.


edot:also, if you store where the sun hits the board the adhesive on your stomp pad will loosen and stomp will slide down the board... friend of mine had his slide about 5cm down his board leaving a nasty trail of goo.

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friend of mine had his slide about 5cm down his board leaving a nasty trail of goo.
Are you sure it was the stomp pad?
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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those are stress cracks from heat. remember the basic properties of physics that when things get hot they expand?? those scratch patterns dont look like you dropped your board, unless it floated back and forth over whatever scratched it.

shouldnt affect performance but you may want to buffer it with a wet seal just in case
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Looks like you got a cougar infestation in your shed. My advice to you is get a 21 year old and they'll maul him instead of your board.
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those are stress cracks from heat. remember the basic properties of physics that when things get hot they expand?? those scratch patterns dont look like you dropped your board, unless it floated back and forth over whatever scratched it.

shouldnt affect performance but you may want to buffer it with a wet seal just in case
shoot, ya some of them are scratces, but the one in the middle is suspicious, becuase it looks like the top layer is cracked & it branched out a little bit... is it dangerous for me to ride it this way?
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