Longboard question for a beginner

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Skelleteen117, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Skelleteen117

    Skelleteen117 New Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    Hey everyone! I am new here and realllly need your help. I have a beginners longboard, one made of foam, and it has a slice about 6 inches long on the topside of the board near the left front side, and it also has some other small 1 inch (maybe a bit smaller) gouges around the same area. I have no idea how they got there (they actually almost look like shark teeth holes/slices...) but I am wondering if a beginners longboard is useless when it becomes damaged like this, if it still surf-able even with this damage, or if it MUST be repaired before using. Or maybe it can not be repaired? Anyways, if I have made this unclear let me know. Oh, I can send you pictures if you need them.

    Thank you!
  2. durl

    durl Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    you need to have them professionally fixed to keep water from getting inside the fiberglass to the foam core. smaller dings you could do, but that sounds big for your first time. if your board doesn't have fiberglass over the foam then i don't know, except surf it till it breaks or you get a better board :cool:

  3. Skelleteen117

    Skelleteen117 New Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    Great, thank you. It isn't fiberglass and I tried it out with no patch work. I think as long as I don't use it all the time and dry it out really well when I get back, it should be fine. Im gonna try some good old fashion duct tape and see how that works.
  4. heeney8

    heeney8 New Member

    Aug 8, 2011
    Eventually enough water will get inside so it wont float anymore
  5. electricaljohn

    electricaljohn Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Suncure Epoxy resin is your best bet. It works killer on both polyester and epoxy of course. If you use it don't use it in the shad outside... it will start to cure to quick. do it in the garage. use good old fashion duct tape on something else :-0
  6. rozidesouza

    rozidesouza Member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Thanks for this awesome guide. It's really impressive way to do this work......
  7. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I believe he's talking about a foamie, not a n epoxy / poly board. It's probably more like trying to fix a couch cushin
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012
  8. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    another 2011 post dug up...
  9. dlrouen

    dlrouen Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    If it's foam, I would stick with the duct tape. Using something else may dry out the foam or cause more damage to the board. If you own a television, chances are high that you have seen the "Flex Seal" commercial with the guy in the boat with the screen door. This might be worth looking into. If all else fails, can I use your board to clean my sink?