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keller19xc 01-03-2013 09:02 PM

Gouges in snowboard
 
I've been riding terrain park for a few years and have recently started noticing deep gouges in my snowboard, I never use to get these mainly just scratches. I'm thinking about getting a p tex wax, how well do p tex waxes work? I've never got one before usually just hot waxes.
Thanks

dopamean 01-03-2013 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by keller19xc (Post 560903)
I've been riding terrain park for a few years and have recently started noticing deep gouges in my snowboard, I never use to get these mainly just scratches. I'm thinking about getting a p tex wax, how well do p tex waxes work? I've never got one before usually just hot waxes.
Thanks

they work great, fill all that shit in and even look kinda cool when drizzled. :thumbsup:

poutanen 01-03-2013 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by keller19xc (Post 560903)
I've been riding terrain park for a few years and have recently started noticing deep gouges in my snowboard, I never use to get these mainly just scratches. I'm thinking about getting a p tex wax, how well do p tex waxes work? I've never got one before usually just hot waxes.
Thanks

Unless I'm totally out to lunch there's no such thing as "ptex wax"...

Ptex is base material that you melt into the gouges on your board, let cool, scrape flat, and then hot wax over. Unless the gouges are bad there's really not much of a need to ptex.

You could bring it in for a base grind and repair one day... I've got about 60 days on one of my boards and it's been over enough rocks I think it's ready for a base weld and grind. I attempted ptexing the gouge myself but it's in a heavily used area and about half the repair came out over the next rock.

keller19xc 01-04-2013 07:26 AM

Thanks for the resposes,
What is considered a bad gouge? I just took a look at my board and I have one gouge that is 2 inches long, half inch wide and gradually gets deeper into my base to about 1-2 cm deep. Another gouge is fairly superficial but it literally goes the length of my board

dopamean 01-04-2013 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by keller19xc (Post 561037)
Thanks for the resposes,
What is considered a bad gouge? I just took a look at my board and I have one gouge that is 2 inches long, half inch wide and gradually gets deeper into my base to about 1-2 cm deep. Another gouge is fairly superficial but it literally goes the length of my board

Ride that shit 'til it snaps in half, then go buy a new one.

I'm a skateboarder.

seant46 01-04-2013 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by keller19xc (Post 561037)
Thanks for the resposes,
What is considered a bad gouge? I just took a look at my board and I have one gouge that is 2 inches long, half inch wide and gradually gets deeper into my base to about 1-2 cm deep. Another gouge is fairly superficial but it literally goes the length of my board

Thats definitely worth it to ptex(the cm deep scratch). If you have the option, the black p tex generally seems to look nicer after than the clear IMO, depending on the color of your board too.

poutanen 01-04-2013 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by keller19xc (Post 561037)
Thanks for the resposes,
What is considered a bad gouge? I just took a look at my board and I have one gouge that is 2 inches long, half inch wide and gradually gets deeper into my base to about 1-2 cm deep. Another gouge is fairly superficial but it literally goes the length of my board

You sure on that 1-2 cm depth?!? That's likely thicker than the board itself!

If it's deep enough that it concerns you, ptex it. It costs almost nothing and doesn't take that long. The superficial gouge is nothing to worry about, no matter how long.



Here's some gouges I had earlier this year. The one in the centre is the only one worth filling with ptex. The others are just waxed over...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...00307539_n.jpg



And after ptexing and waxing...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...15732953_n.jpg

keller19xc 01-04-2013 11:06 AM

I'm not exactly sure how deep it was but the first picture looks pretty much like mine, thanks for all your help!


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