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    Posted: Jul/20/2013 at 7:38pm
Was just wondering... is it normal for you to be able to feel one of the holes(dimples?) (where the binding screws get in) i can't seem to feel the other ones but one of them i actually can. (not exactly hollow but when you run your finger through the base u can tell where the hole is if you know what i mean) the board is a libtech; is this something I should be worried about?
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  Quote Witty1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/20/2013 at 7:53pm
So what you have done is left the binding screws on tight when you stored the board for the summer. 
Eventually the pressure from the screw pulls and compresses the wood core. 
You can go to a shop and have them filled in with ptex. 
As for damage... Yes you did damage your board & no it will not affect anything. 
As i said earlier, you can have a shop fill in the dimples and you won't even notice them...
For future reference.... loosen the binding screws when you store the board. 
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/20/2013 at 8:37pm
don't have the dimples filled, ptex is slower then base material so doing that will make your board slower now faster, you won't notice any difference in your ride anyways, just a pain to wax.
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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/20/2013 at 9:23pm
The embossments that you found in your base are superficial.
Originally posted by Witty1

So what you have done is left the binding screws on tight when you stored the board for the summer. 
This explanation has never made sense to me. The cause of the embossments from the binding inserts is due to riding. The stress that your body mass exerts onto the snowboard while riding far, far exceeds any amount of energy that leaving bindings fastened onto your board in an indefinite static position could ever muster. My brand new Rome Artifact got those grooves in about a month of ownership from the stress I put it through when buttering. I removed the bindings after every day for waxing and reinstalled only on the morning of riding. In other words, the bindings were attached for as short of a duration as was necessary and/or possible.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/21/2013 at 10:17am
I haven't seen dimples but I've seen pimples from screwing the screws too tight.  LOL
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  Quote nifeblade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/21/2013 at 10:21am
So.... it's not worth fixing/worrying about right? Thanks guys for your input! i was getting a little worried there
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  Quote Spenser W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/21/2013 at 12:41pm
Originally posted by Lux

The embossments that you found in your base are superficial.
Originally posted by Witty1

So what you have done is left the binding screws on tight when you stored the board for the summer. 
This explanation has never made sense to me. The cause of the embossments from the binding inserts is due to riding. The stress that your body mass exerts onto the snowboard while riding far, far exceeds any amount of energy that leaving bindings fastened onto your board in an indefinite static position could ever muster. My brand new Rome Artifact got those grooves in about a month of ownership from the stress I put it through when buttering. I removed the bindings after every day for waxing and reinstalled only on the morning of riding. In other words, the bindings were attached for as short of a duration as was necessary and/or possible.


I always thought that dimples occurred not necessarily from leaving the bindings screwed in tightly over the summer but from leaving them screwed in while waxing.  Something about the heat of the wax iron softening the base material/core and allowing the tight screw to pull the base of the board upwards towards the topsheet, causing dimples.  But the point made ^^ about the body mass pressure from actually riding being much greater than the screws just being screwed in makes a lot of sense. 
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  Quote sideways99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/21/2013 at 1:52pm
If you paid just $70 for this 2012 KibTech TRS and the only thing wrong with it is a small dimple in the base... I wouldn't worry about it.  Wax it, ride it and enjoy it.
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  Quote coolz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/21/2013 at 1:58pm
its a board, just ride it, you wont die. You wont have warannty on it anyway
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/21/2013 at 4:46pm
irons don't heat base material enough to "soften" it to create the dimples.  it's from the screws pulling on the inserts and it eventually makes a little dimple.  on the flipside, sometimes bolts are too long and create the exact inverse; a slight bump.

neither are anything to worry about.  your board is totally fine.  carry on!
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  Quote nifeblade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/21/2013 at 10:20pm
Thanks everyone! can't wait till winter already...
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  Quote letourneau41 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/22/2013 at 7:38am
I've had this happen to a board and I loosened my screws and it returned to it's normal form in about a month. 
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