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  • Fritzkat
    started a topic Fire Wire Board care and ideas

    Fire Wire Board care and ideas

    Blog to take care of your boards and make them last a long time. Chime in and add it to this list see what ideas come up. will add as time and Ideas go on to the list.

    STORAGE:
    *Dont stack heavy object on your board like stacks of other boards. Make sure yours is on the top of any pile.
    *Do not leave inside a hot car or truck bed, roll windows down a bit. Treat as if it were a living animal, better yet if worried about theft, leave windows down lower with a large frothing wolfish yellow eyed dog.
    *Do not store at the top of your ceiling or attic near the hot roof, consistant hot tempreatures will cause yellowing of any board PU or EPS and premature decay of the composite materials.
    *Dont let non-surfing wife handle board at any time, especially if you forgot to take out the trash.
    *Dont leave at girlfriends house if you plan to break up with her or cheat on her.

    TRANSPORTING:
    *Pack the boards in the car & "close" the boot/hatch lid "yourself". I have a mate who seems to love slamming the focus's hatch lid down on your poor unsuspecting boards tail!
    *Make sure you put your Firewire in a safe place when the local scrub horse comes around looking for food, nipping at your board bag, taking a nice bite out of the tail and dragging it around.

    SURF RACKS
    *Dont be the Board on top where the strap cuts into your board, and the sun heats your board bag, always have a scrapper board, a friends PU board, a soft top board, or extra padding on top. Even take consideration on padding your board on the bottom.
    *Dont forget your board will be subject to 100+ mph winds if driving at 60 mph with a head wind of 40 mph or passing trucks in traffic with it flexing in the winds and bending on the racks/straps that could cause premature decay of the structure of the board, its better to keep inside covered in the bed of your truck or SUV if possible.
    *Dont forget your board will have direct sunlight beaming on it Especially if it is on top, even White or silver boardbags will retain heat possibly reaching over its 150 degree limits in HOT SUN
    *Dont let your mate tie down the boards, they might forget.

    BOARDBAGS
    *Wax will build up and stick to the bottom of the board. Try to keep out of sun and consitantly pack board with same sides of the sock/bag on the wax side.
    -Socks
    *wont save your board from dings, Wax will build up, try wash them once in a while like your mangy shorts and try to keep out of sun.
    -Travel Bags
    *Dont forget your board will have direct sunlight beaming on it Especially if it is on top, even White or silver boardbags will retain heat possibly reaching over its 150 degree limits in HOT SUN sitting on the HOT TARMAC while being loaded onto Airplanes. You may want to keep your board clean and use a sock inside the bag, but adds extra weight.

    CLEANING:
    *Wash down board with fresh water after use, wipe down dry cloth or towel
    *wash out fin boxes.
    *Rubbing alcohol on wiping rag to clean the bottom and rails
    *lightly sand with 300 grit sandpaper
    *NaNotune

    REPAIRS:
    *Stop Running over body boarders, they make fun targets but will ding your board none the less
    *dont let drunk friends molest your board" they love to try and pinch their fingers into the boards flesh to see if the rails are soft while the tails is on the ground grinding in the sand and rocks. Telling you how much they like the board and want you to let them ride it.
    *dont leave your board on the ground, forgetting where you put it, and drive over it with your car.

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    Last edited by Fritzkat; 06-29-2012, 06:15 PM.

  • Chris
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    i would imagine. I am sure, given it has to do with animals, that this is the worst case scenario.

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  • iggy
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    Originally posted by Fritzkat View Post
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    Doesn't that change depending on the colour of the car?. Good reference though.Thanks for posting

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  • Chris
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    that;s a good little sign Fritz...

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  • Fritzkat
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    Forget picking up hitch-hikers to ride in the back with your boards, the Hippie-Wanna-Be TROG's always manage to step or fall on your boards. Especially if they are high on everything but life itself. Remind them to get a JOB.

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  • Fritzkat
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    temp inside car.jpg

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  • Chris
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    Yeah you know what helps too, I drive on highways in trucks a lot, but I take a tension strap tie down and snug three boards together to keep them from moving around or flying out...

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  • Fritzkat
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    Make sure you put your Firewire in a safe place when the local scrub horse comes around looking for food, nipping at your board bag, taking a nice bite out of the tail and dragging it around.

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  • Fritzkat
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    I use both a bag and sock as my quiver is carried around along with my friends quiver in the back of a truck rambling down rocky 4X4 roads alot. Extra protection from the bouncing, banging and insulation against sun heat.

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  • surfgumby
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    I use a sock mainly cause mine go on the roof racks & every time I buy a bag the bloody zipper rusts up or cacks itself after a few months!

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  • Phill
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    If I was somewhere sunny I'd probably use a sock to keep it whiter for longer but it's not so much of an issue here. I usually keep my boards in my travel bag stored away unless the waves are up and then they'll will just be stood up in the corner ready to slip in the car.

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  • hwork50
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    Yeah, it is pretty nice not having to worry about that with these boards.

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  • Phill
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    I don't use either unless I'm getting on a plane or I had to strap onto a car roof. The joys of not having to worry about denting boards just by looking at them anymore!

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  • hwork50
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    Is it better to have your board in a sock? or a bag? Just curious as I wonder if the breath ability of a sock is better. Not sure.

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  • Chris
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    ha that is a fun thing to have happen Fritz!

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