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09/01/2020 6:26 am  

OK this has the potential to be one of these cooky threads but I'm not asking Burton for warranty 🙂 

I can swear this base damage was not there when I put the board in my board bag on the way back from Europe. I looked at my boards when I was packing in the morning, there is no way I could have missed this. I even put a fleece top and a pair of jeans between my 2 boards. This one was on top over another board which had the bindings off, and then I tightened the straps over them so that they don't move. Moreover, it does look so weird, I don't think I can get this pattern riding even on purpose.

Airlines were Wizz Air, Aer Lingus + Delta and I had a note inside my bag that TSA inspected it. (Route was Sofia, Bulgaria - Frankfurt, Germany - Dublin - Chicago - Seattle (with stopovers, I'm not that crazy). Maybe I'm too suspicious, but it looks to me someone did this on purpose or something.

What are your thoughts??

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09/01/2020 7:25 am  

If there were any zippers or jean rivets  in the cloths you put between the damage makes sense. Something metalic was rubbing on that base.

Ptex it, wax it and it should be as good as new. Also you need edgework done on it.

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09/01/2020 7:32 am  

I've had similar marks on a board that was in my Thule roof box and it' was from something small and metal that was touching the board as I drove and it jostled and moved around. A several hours of abrasion. was there anything in the pockets of the things you put in there by the boards or like a pokey part of the zipper or a rogue something in the whole bag that might have gotten lodged in there for a while, somehow?  Perhaps it was something that was like that from your rooftop box from your last trip?

Idk how a person could make that in a short time frame without considerable effort, which... seems unlikely imo. Just for that I don't think they'd get away with it even if they wanted to.  

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09/01/2020 7:44 am  

Just check if you jeans' rivets have some ptex/wax on.


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09/01/2020 7:55 am  

Thanks all!

Yes, makes sense for a zipper or rivet - I thought tightening the straps in the bag prevented movement but maybe it didn't. Will check rivets, zippers & pockets when I get home. 

Board was basically new at trip start, with only 1 day in pow - agree needs some loving already 🙂


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09/01/2020 8:53 am  

Tightening the straps stops some movement but not all, and it seems in this instance compressed whatever created the issue into the base. 

I'd try to shave off some of the ptex fuzz that's there so that it's sorta recessed from the base before I filled it in. In my experience theres a bit of a  composition difference between the og bass material (more elastic) and the ptex fill (harder) and when you go to scrape the excess from filling it, the harder ptex fill scrapes away and the more elastic doesn't, leaving what amounts to a texture in the repair. If you shave down a bit of that (just a bit) before you fill it in, then you might be able to avoid that issue. my $.02

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09/01/2020 9:25 am  

I've had similar things happen as well. In my case I think it was a loose binding screw that made its way between boards.

I don't put anything between boards anymore, and I try not to over-tighten the straps or overpack the bag. No issues yet. 

If you want to be extra cautious you can obviously throw it in a sleeve. 

TSA also checks my bag 100% of the time.


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09/01/2020 9:36 am  

Yup, I make sure to never put anything apart from a sleeve (have a few from mervin boards) between boards. Never had any issues, but always thought pants would be a bad idea due to reasons clear in your pics. But as was said, just ptex that shit with a bit of shiv action. 

Damn, I wouldn't trust those edges.

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09/01/2020 9:51 am  

Yes, thanks and agree with all of you, guys. Needs to be shaved first, and I may even take to evo for overall grind & tune. A sleeve makes sense, and I have a couple.

I've travelled like this before - flights to AK, Denver for Breck / Vail, not to mention rooftop boxes to Whistler, Big White, Sun Peaks, and that's the first time this happened. Guess it was dumb luck before 🙂


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09/01/2020 9:55 am  

I don't think it looks on purpose but it also doesn't look like something that would happen while riding. It looks like the board was sitting on something hard and sharp enough (something metal) to scratch the base and then it bounced around on that for a while. A while as in the length of a flight from Europe. 

Was the top of the other board damaged? Like maybe a small pebble got in there? Also it's right about where the inserts would be on the other board so maybe that's a clue. 


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09/01/2020 10:58 am  

@ivo-zlatinovgmail-com I would take it to Tyler at C3 rather than to evo. You'll get a shorter turn around time and probably end up with a better tune. It will likely save you a few $$$ as well.

Also, I agree with the others on here that something in your board bag did that during transit. It has happened to me before, too.


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09/01/2020 11:41 am  
Posted by: @matty

@ivo-zlatinovgmail-com I would take it to Tyler at C3 rather than to evo. You'll get a shorter turn around time and probably end up with a better tune. It will likely save you a few $$$ as well.

Also, I agree with the others on here that something in your board bag did that during transit. It has happened to me before, too.

Thanks for the tip, @matty! - will take to Tyler then 🙂


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10/01/2020 8:46 am  

Aer Lingus. Awesome.


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12/01/2020 6:31 pm  

Checked and it was a loose binding screw ☹Board is getting fixed at C3


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12/01/2020 6:33 pm  

Checked and it was a loose binding screw ☹Board is getting fixed at C3

Thanks all! and apologies to the TSA and airlines


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