Some noobs seem to be very concerned if the board doesn't look like on the first day.
Tried to collect some issues, that really aren't issues
, and posting them will only yield in sarcastic mocking answers (which is actually funny, so I'm not sure if I really want you to not post them
). Might help to get an idea on what is
a problem and what isn't worth noting
: If you don't store your board in a dry place, the edges might get superficial rust. This won't hurt your board. Edges won't be damaged. The rust will disappear after the first run. See for more info: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...d-board-2.html
Scratches in the base:
This is a superficial minor scratch. Don't worry, won't hurt the board, won't change it's ride quality.
Start a thread to ask what to do, if scratches blow the edge or base looks like this:
Fixing example: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...y-fixable.html
Don't worry, if you see blueprints of the inserts on your base. Nothing will happen. It's fine.
"Drying" of base: Wax or don't wax for summer storage, it'll make no difference. If not waxed, the base might look "dry" i.e. whitish like on the pic above. No prob: wax it, ride it, all is fine. Side note: some wax on the edges will prevent rust if stored in a humid place. More info/discussion on storing: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...ff-season.html
. Also read the maintenance and waxing sticky.
Scratch/ding/chip on topsheet
: Ignore it if it's superficial (i.e.not going to the core). Start a thread with a pic to ask what to do if your chip looks like that one over here: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...ped-board.html
If you move your bindings, it might be, that you see imprints on the topsheet. Again, this won't do any harm to your board.
In general: Don't be overly worried. It's an object of utility and will show wear and tear. Your board is built to endure quite a lot. It's not a delicate hi-tech rocket. Basically, they're a piece of wood, encased by plastic n iron i.e. rather durable.