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Scratches and kiteboards...

Postby Fer1000er » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:38 pm

Every time I'm having a new board I'm thinking, this time I will take care of it .....but every time after several sessions my new board is showing some scratches in the bottom....of course this is not affecting the perfomance of the board...but my question is: IS THIS HAPPENING TO EVERYBODY ? or is just me that always arrive near to shore and had bad luck with rocks around??....

there is any kiteboard around that has some specific feature that will protect the bottom from scratches without compromising perfomance???,

Cheers everybody !!

Fernando

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Postby Gibby » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:26 am

Dude, when you're riding hard, that's just what's going to happen! Skis, surfboards, skateboards, whatever.

I think with some boards you can try to buff out minor scratches.

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Postby klimber » Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:16 am

It just shows you have more time riding than sitting around polishing your board,

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Postby scklandl » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:05 am

get a board with a PBT topsheet and a durasurf bottom. Basically they are clear/ tough plastic sheets that cover the graphics. its the best you can do. (and does pretty good too)

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Postby RayU » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:23 am

Scratchy water!!! :wink:

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Postby 72kiteboarder » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:43 am

It gives the board character.

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Postby surfingwithkites » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:41 am

for each hour of kiting you should spend at least two or three polishing your board. It's like a Harley. Get with the program

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Postby Northern Monkey » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:16 am

We too have scratchy water!! I find riding up the beach on the rail also helps with scratch reduction by talking the top coat off and polishing the glass and resin to create a nice used look. Battered and bruised always looks cool!!

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