as long as the balsa rail integrity was not compromised it's a no problem job. Strength is in the rail with those parabolics. However, crease looks quite deep...may have to cut some of that out and drop some foam in there...Bummer that it is so close to your front foot. Hopefully you won't have too many problems in the future. You do it while air dropping or on a floater?
In regards to shops, Heritage should be able to handle it as well as any other qualified shop...Using your pics, I'd contact someone on Satanv links above and ask their perspective on how to fix it (givne their in CA), post on Swaylocks.com as well...maybe even the firewire forum. Basically, I'd float it around to get an idea of how others (pros or bros) would fix it. This would allow you to get a little insight as well as be able to competantly talk with Jamie (or anyone else) about your options. Not all ding repair is quality ding repair...and being able to talk about it properly will only benefit you (for instance, understanding whether or not a vacuum pump would be necessary...does the foam need to be cut out or could it just be filled with q-cell...etc.). Realize you may get no response or even flamed a bit, but I think it would be worth it to know what you may be getting into with that type ding in that type of technology. My $.02...
Also, love that stealth outline...always wanted to try that particular firewire...you enjoying it?
I actually bought it buckled so I haven't had a chance to try it yet. I decided to take a gamble and got it for $50. I figured if i could get it fixed for $100 - $150 then it would be worth it since the board is pretty much flawless other than the buckle. I did a lot of research on it and looked around on the Firewire forums the past couple days so I have a pretty good idea of what needs to be done, and found a lot of people who had similar buckles repaired and the board came back feeling brand new.
I talked to Jamie today, he seems like a good guy and really knows his stuff. He told me it would probably be around $125 - $150. I'm sure he could do a fine repair on it, but for that price I could send it back to the factory and have them do it there which is probably a better deal for the price. Having it repaired by the people who built it just seems to make the most sense to me since there is no price difference between the two.
Thanks everyone for all the help!
i talked to jamie about it and he gave me aprice of around $125 to $150