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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Step 2: Construction & Materials
    Posted: Dec/15/2013 at 3:15pm
as a shop guy the whole easier to repair thing is really kind of a joke it's the same exact thing for either a sintered or extruded base, prep the repair you need to do, shoot some ptex in there or so a base weld, and scrape/plane of the excess. No difference in repairing one of the other, and whoever paid 75$ for a ptex job got robbed esp if it came out in a year and they don't fix it for free, if you're in the tahoe area bring it into finish line at sugar bowl and we'll take care of you. 
some videos I did on waxing and base repair for thrive snowboards 

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  Quote aakashsinghal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2013 at 2:25pm
Good to know. I think it would be cool if the forum had training/info sections that talked about board maintenance, recommendations, what is required and not required as well as recommended and also use that to promote its products.

Would tell us what we should know (for those of us who don't) and prob help our in increasing sales.
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  Quote GoldDragon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/30/2012 at 9:49am
Great summerization of the information. It was a lot of help for what to look for when buying my first board. Thanks.
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  Quote skaufman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/11/2011 at 6:16pm
sweet man thanks for the heads up. just got a new board and its supposed to be real high tech or somethin so im gunna look into it more.
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  Quote ma3lstrom13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/22/2010 at 2:33pm
awesome article this helps a lot to know what all those things mean.
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  Quote Downunder Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/22/2010 at 2:28pm
very interesting
got any info about the different types of cores for boards etc
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can anyone tell me what the sidewall construction is, and how the angles of the sidecut are different?
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  Quote Peekaboo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 5:33am
If you look at the product descriptions, it will tell you if the board is sinistered or extruded.

Here is a good article to read. http://www.sierrasnowboard.com/snowboard-ski-articles/Snowboard-Bases-Extruded-Vs-Sintered.asp
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  Quote Daveongo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 5:31am
are the sierra brand boards sintered or extruded?
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/23/2010 at 2:55pm
regarding the base material, where are the information located? If my board doens't say, should l simply assume its an excruded base? what repair method variance would there be in the 2?
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/23/2010 at 2:34pm
Originally posted by shlee94

do you guys have a base repair/ptexing tutorial or guide? That would be really helpful

Good question.  I don't think they do but they should post one because I really want to know more.  I remember people posting some but it's drowned out by a ton of other posts already...
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  Quote zookeyknee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/23/2010 at 12:43pm
great bit of information, bump!!
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  Quote neojester22 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/23/2010 at 12:17pm
Does that make it harder for a user to fix their base with P-Tex? The job my shop did lasted about a year then the Fill started to chip and pop off. $75 bucks down the drain.
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  Quote forethought Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2010 at 1:13am
very helpful
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  Quote jman91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/12/2010 at 7:26pm
ty alot of help
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  Quote shlee94 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/08/2010 at 1:38pm
do you guys have a base repair/ptexing tutorial or guide? That would be really helpful
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  Quote erchopi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/08/2010 at 1:35pm
interesting, thanks!
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/08/2010 at 5:03am
thanks for the info
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2009 at 7:59pm
sounds kinda backwards to me.  they are less durable, so wouldnt you say they dont put up with abuse as much?  theyre just easier to fix.
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  Quote harobikes333 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2009 at 7:50pm
Also keep in mind extruded bases are more "forgiving"  and will put up  to abuse

just like everything...  they have their pros and cons
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  Quote gsrrr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/07/2009 at 7:15pm
thanks for bumping this thread to let us know that you didnt know alot of this
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  Quote dudeguy-man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/07/2009 at 7:12pm
I didn't know a lot of this
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  Quote mgt04 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/25/2009 at 7:13am
good info! I just got my first snowboard and looking on ways to maintain it:)
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  Quote danemeyer20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/09/2009 at 3:54am
appreciate the info
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  Quote poohcrackers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/08/2009 at 5:46pm
the specs section usually tells you what kind of base it is, either sintered or extruded
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  Quote Ty Phi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/06/2009 at 4:47am
Great post, pretty informative.
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  Quote jodds68 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2009 at 3:54pm
why does this matter? not hating, just curious...
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  Quote CHASE G Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/23/2009 at 4:42pm
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  Quote krispysteve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/17/2009 at 11:49pm
Thanks for this.  I've already pointed two non-members to this for help with the construction - now they're two full members.
 
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  Quote volcomsnwbrdr7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/04/2009 at 6:25pm
speaking of board construction.
has anyone tried out the new rides with the pop rods?
 
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good stuff.
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  Quote lursan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/26/2008 at 3:46pm
How do u tell the difference between a "sintered" or "extruded" base, or does it say somewhere on the board when you first buy it?
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  Quote EazyKeel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/06/2008 at 9:59am
what about all the different "core" materials every snowboard maker claims they have the best of.
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  Quote n3demonic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2008 at 5:28am
This is a great help to me. I never did find a site that thoroughly explained each feature of the snowboard and how it's used. Much appreciated.        
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  Quote nefarious Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/07/2006 at 7:12pm

thx for clarifying all this information!  i was getting bits and pieces of this from various sources; it's just nice to have it all summed up right here...

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Before you hit the hill, you must first become acquainted with you primary piece of equipment - the Snowboard. Moreover, you must know what a Snowboard consists of, its different elements, and how it works before you should even try to ride one. In this section, you will learn that Snowboards nowadays are highly technical feats of engineering. If you already have a Snowboard, take time to identify the following elements:

 

 

 

Base

This is the bottom side of the Snowboard, the part that is in contact with the snow. Getting bases that glide faster is the perpetual quest of any serious tuner or racer.

Most Snowboard bases are made from a polyethylene material called P-Tex. These bases are either "sintered" or "extruded" type. Extruded bases are melted and cut to shape. They are long lasting, cheaper to maintain and easy to repair. However, the extruded type of base is the slowest and holds less wax than the other types of bases. Sintered bases, on the other hand, are first grounded into powder, heated, pressed, and then sliced into shape. A sintered base is superior to the extruded base - it's more durable, faster, and holds wax better. Even so, it's more expensive and difficult to repair.

If you're looking for high performance, opt for a Snowboard with a sintered base. Then again, if you're on a tight budget, an extruded model will do.

Other materials can be added to a sintered base to improve performance. High-end performance snowboards can have graphite bases, gallium bases and wax infused bases. These materials work well with sintered bases because they have unique properties which will reduce friction and help the snowboard slide faster on the snow. There are processes companies also use to make their boards slide even faster. Some companies cut dimples into the base or stone grind the base. In addition to using performance materials, stone grinding and dimpling will further break the suction on the snow and help the board slide faster. It is not important for everyone to have the fastest possible base, however expert snowboarders who want to improve their speed any way possible can appreciate the new base technology.

 

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The flex point is located between the two bindings This is the point where the board begins or ends its flex, and allows for sidecut radius contact. "Stiff torsional flex" allows a board to grip hard snow and Ice. On the other hand, "soft torsional flex" makes a board less responsive, but more forgiving to the rider.

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