Buying a board can be expensive. If it does not get the appropriate care, it may be money thrown away. Below, we will provide you with useful information so that your board lasts longer.
Surf boards are fragile. They can be scratched, damaged by the sun, broken, smashed on the cover, and the keels may break. Since the board is generally moved in poor conditions, our first recommendation is that you get a good cover, not only lined with expanded polyethylene but also thermal and having hooks for different means of transport.
Surf board is usually sensitive tos un and heat. Most materials composing this board may lose resistance, may bleach or, even, melt. Do not leave it inside your car if it is very hot and try to cover it with a towel or parasol, or leave it under a leafy tree.
If you are going to save your board for a couple of months, do it in a cool place, where there is no sunlight.
Cracks, small as the may be, can have a strong impact on the board and a small crack can rot the material on the inside. Thus, if there is any damage, have it repaired by a specialist and do not invent emergency repairs. Strange as it may seem, inner board materials are not waterproof. Besides inner foam rotting, water accumulation makes the board heavy and it loses floating ability; this can be very dangerous in the middle of the sea. Therefore, before repairing it, it is very important that you make sure to drain all the water that came in. The materials used are resin and not patches.
At the beach, the people coming and going are not usually careful. There are also unexpected blizzards, as well as sudden rising tide waves. That is why we recommend that you pay attention to where you place the board: at parking lots, on the sand, near the sea are usually bad places to leave the board. Let alone chances of thefts.
Boards usually have a very poor balance, mostly when they are vertically placed. On holidays, try to leave it horizontally resting and, if possible, buy special supports or put it under your bed. Do not place it against trees or walls, since if it falls, the consequences may be irreversible. Even more, if it falls on somebody’s head.
If the board is not frequently cleaned, paraffin can become dark and dirt may stick to it as days go by. At the end of each season, you can apply a special brush and then a damp cloth with an appropriate strong solvent.
For new boards, waiting 2 weeks after it is made is recommended for the lining material to dry and heal properly. If you want to use it right away, there are special chemical compounds, such as accelerators and sun healers.
Having a board is a very important choice. Taking care of the aspects mentioned is important and in this way, you will be able to make your board a lasting object and your sport practice an unforgettable time.
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