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06-01-2014 04:15 PM
jtg Just so you know, it's completely ridiculous to be worried about grinding or returning a board over this. Don't be that new guy all obsessed about pristine gear. This is an outdoor sport that takes place on a mountain. Nature has so many variables that it's just insane to obsess over the seamlessness of your die cuts. Look at your base after 1 season and the gouges will have you laughing at the fact that you actually cared about this.
05-28-2014 02:02 PM
PowderManDan You guys are probably more than right and it really is nothing to worry about.

It's interesting though how Burton and K2 seem to have their die cut edges join seamlessly.

Why they bother I question because as you say these die cut edges we can feel under our finger tips more than likely make no difference at all on the slope.

Maybe they just like the challenge of getting the board smooth to the touch.

It's definitely a psychological thing.
05-27-2014 07:36 PM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
You obviously have not looked at many boards. Just about every die cut base has a seam on it you can feel. WAH it's not seamless it will effect the .00000001 seconds of speed I need. You people worry too much about the littlest shit.
??????

Maybe I need to get to where I'm riding 100+ days so I can discern the difference when my boards base is slowing me down that .00000.....1 whatever second.

When I was brand NooB, I worried that any scratch on the base was going to become a speed/performance issue,... Now? Fuck it! If it didn't penetrate the core,.. I'm not sweating it. With a number of accumulated scratches to date, I honestly couldn't tell you if it's any slower.

Unless there was a ridge, more than say a 1/16" at the seams of any of the die cuts? Something upwards of 1/8" or more, something big enough, intrusive enough to actually grab and scrape snow? Then I might consider that defective.

Otherwise, I just don't see the problem!
05-27-2014 10:35 AM
BurtonAvenger
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Originally Posted by PowderManDan View Post
Hi Mika,


Hopefully Rossiglnol have learned from this and will die cut future designers with more even finish. The Burton boards and K2 boards I looked at for instance had their die cuts seamless underneath so I'm sure Rossignol could pull their socks up and deliver the same !
You obviously have not looked at many boards. Just about every die cut base has a seam on it you can feel. WAH it's not seamless it will effect the .00000001 seconds of speed I need. You people worry too much about the littlest shit.
05-27-2014 09:26 AM
Mika I definitely plan on riding it! I love the board, it was just starting to feel a little slow toward the end of last season and I put it down to the uneven base, so was hoping a base grind would fix that.
05-27-2014 07:33 AM
davidj
Much ado over...

...or just wax it and ride the thing "as is". Ride a board long enough and it will develop irregularities.

My Nitro has a die cut base. Brand new, i could feel the irregularities easily with my fingertips. No issue riding though... done 5-7 full days on it.

After 3 seasons my Arbor Westmark has a few base irregularities (under the bindings, along the edges) where the wax collects. I just leave it that way. Evens out the base. Irregularities and all, the board rides better now than when the base was perfect cuz it's nicely broken in.
05-27-2014 07:32 AM
PowderManDan
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Originally Posted by Mika View Post
How did you go with the getting the board back? Did they replace or grind it?

I've got the same issue with a 2011 Rossi One magtek. When I wax scrape, I end up with pockets of wax in the edges of the lettering on the base. Took it to get a base grind at a reputable shop and they wouldn't do it as they think a base grind will make it the same or worse as they believe the lettered material is softer than the rest of the base
Hi Mika,

In the end Summits on Line where great and simply gave me a refund. They too weren't confident in grinding the base back.

Hopefully Rossiglnol have learned from this and will die cut future designers with more even finish. The Burton boards and K2 boards I looked at for instance had their die cuts seamless underneath so I'm sure Rossignol could pull their socks up and deliver the same !

Not much else can be done dude. Just enjoy the board as many others seem to report the same and that it doesn't actually bother them.
05-27-2014 12:34 AM
BurtonAvenger Your shop is just being lazy. Get it stone ground if you're really worried about it or sharpen your scraper.
05-26-2014 08:34 PM
Mika How did you go with the getting the board back? Did they replace or grind it?

I've got the same issue with a 2011 Rossi One magtek. When I wax scrape, I end up with pockets of wax in the edges of the lettering on the base. Took it to get a base grind at a reputable shop and they wouldn't do it as they think a base grind will make it the same or worse as they believe the lettered material is softer than the rest of the base
03-21-2014 10:33 AM
PowderManDan
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Originally Posted by twowheeled View Post
interesting, cause the die cut on both my rossi boards have been fantastic. I was pretty impressed by the finish actually for what I paid and the graphics look great. Although the first rossi board I bought had a big burr on the base, it looked like some machine with a wheel caught it and rubbed a big 3-4mm divot. Not sure if that was shipping or the factory. I brought it back and got an exchange.

But yea, the sintered bases on my krypto and my jibsaw have been really tough, they shrug off rocks and roots. I think you just got a bad draw. A base grind would also level it out if you chose to go that route.
I just wish I'd have gone out to compare a few underside dye cut finishes before hand.

Rossignol produce amazing graphics. That Krypto looks amazing.

I can't wait to hear what they say when they see the board but they might come back to me and say theres nothing wrong with it and they'll just send it back to me !! ha ha !!

Ultimately I'd love to have it ground back a little by them professionally and re-waxed before sending it back.

We'll see . . .
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