Thread: Snowboard woes :(
February 8th, 2005, 09:49 PM #1
Snowboard woes :(
Help! I think my snowboard is delaminating! It is normally blue on the bottom, but after riding, on each side along the sidecut it is very white!
It slighty goes away after waxing, if I wax a few times I can get it to be all blue, but after snowboarding just one day it goes back to really white on the sides.
Here is what someone else told me:
yeh your board is delaminating... when you hot wax it, the heat makes the p-tex stick to the core, but it eventually comes off again, when you push on the white spots, they become blue till you let your finger off. If you dont do something about it, the white spots will get bigger, and when they get like that on the edges (where it usually starts) it will bubble up, so your base wont be even and your edge there wont be catching snow half the time.
February 9th, 2005, 12:10 AM #2
Well first off, the symtom you describe doesnt sound like a delamination to me. When you get a new board or wax your board the bottom will be all one color, but when you ride it, your main contact areas will start to turn white. When you wax the board they will go back to the base color again. This happens to every snowboard.
<See Below> THATS a delamination, and you'll know when it happens. Thats a pretty intense delam tho, usually they just break open on the ends if you're a park rider and you flex your board alot.
If you're just a begginer tho, and it happens that the board IS delaminating, you may be able to get some sort of help. I know that when my boards delaminate, I get them repaired at the local repair shop. I couldn't tell you how much it costs, because I work there and I get it done for free. You might also be able to go to the store where you bought it, usually places that sell the Catalyst are somewhat big-box stores, so you've certainly got a chance at a replacement or something.
From the sounds of it tho, your board isn't delaminating, you're just not waxing often enough. If you're a begginer, unless you got a really crappy instance of a board, your board DEFINATLY shouldn't delam over half a season, I barely go through one board every half season. But if you want to be sure, just take a pic of the areas and post it here, ill take a look for you.
February 9th, 2005, 12:44 AM #3
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February 9th, 2005, 08:50 AM #4
I will take some pics after I head out this weekend. I will be VERY happy if it isn't delaminating.
I wax it every two times I ride a the MOST. I ride saturday and sunday of ever week, wax it during the week. If I don't ride saturday or sunday, (one of them) I still wax it during the week. When I go, I head out from 8:30 till 4:30 (open to close). Should I be waxing it more than I am?
I do ride park, but my board doesn't have that much flex so who knows. Once it happens again this weekend I will take some pictures and take it down to the place I bought it at to see what they think.
Thanks for the help,
February 9th, 2005, 11:51 AM #5Originally Posted by jkrohn
February 9th, 2005, 05:56 PM #6
No once every two times is enough wax for pretty much anyone save a professional racer.
I don't think you have to worry about damage from the park, if you break your board in the park it will be a major sidewall delamination from overflexing in the pipe or from 5-0ing a rail, or snapping your board in half when you boardslide (yes that CAN happen). You really cant do anything to the bottom of your board to make it delaminate, the only things that will do that to a board are time, poor construction, a REALLY REALLY bad gash (and i do mean bad, like right to the core, and even then it may not), or if you used improper screws to mount your bindings. As long as you used the screws that came with the bindings or board you don't have to worry about that last one.
February 10th, 2005, 12:39 AM #7
I went to the snowboard shop today and talked to the guy there, nice fella. According to him that is just the PTex, and it is suppossed to do that. Since it is a new board, it takes awhile for the wax to really get into the PTex and stay there.
/me shrugs. I waxed it again tonight (he reccomended I mix a few waxes together since I go all day) and will take it in to see what he says about it after I head out this weekend.
FWIW snowboarding kicks ass. I landed my first frontside and backside 180s last weekend. Was huge. Thanks for all the help hungry.
February 10th, 2005, 09:20 PM #8
No problem and nice job man. Backside 180's are a tough trick to learn when you're starting out, after you take one fall on the back of your head you just kinda don't wanna try it again. I haven't been able to learn hardly any new tricks at all this year because our weather has been so horrible. Oh well, I'll be living right at the resort next year, that'll be the year to nail the big stuff.
February 11th, 2005, 02:05 AM #9Originally Posted by jkrohn
Wish I could help. But I'm going snowboarding in 2 weeks!!!
February 11th, 2005, 11:16 AM #10after you take one fall on the back of your head you just kinda don't wanna try it again.
February 12th, 2005, 12:26 AM #11
Haha you must be smarter than me. I took a bad fall onto my face trying to boardslide a kink rail, smashed my face up, got a concussion. Im back at it 3 days later, no helmet for me still. I dunno, I might wear one for doing rails, but I probably still won't wear it for riding or for pipe.
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