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    Default Does this look right for a carbon board

    When my carbon board fiinnally arrived i unboxed it to see this on the rails, is it normal for them to look like this?


    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/1031012146.jpg/


    heres another pic

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/lanez.jpg/
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    oohh snap not at alll, theres defff some damage to your rails

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    no it doesn't look right.

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    id email the company and see if they will help

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    is it like a gap or just carbon showing through?

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    It should look more like this
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    If you have those huge cracks in the rails there going to be a ton of water getting in the inside of your board, and also who is the board made by?

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    its an exile, i contacted them As soon as the board arrived and was assured it was normal, that they all looked like that.
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    Can you take some more pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiceMAN1215 View Post
    Can you take some more pics?
    with better quality?

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    why would this thread get locked? im asking a legit question..im concerned about what i payed for ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by morg811 View Post
    is it like a gap or just carbon showing through?
    Its a gap large enough for my fingernail to fit into
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUM View Post
    with better quality?
    i can try, keep in mind i am using my cell phone camera
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiceMAN1215 View Post
    Can you take some more pics?

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/lanez.jpg/
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    doesnt look right.
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    dude that looks bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatmeal View Post
    dude that looks bad
    i know. the problem is i was assured by exile that it was common and wouldnt affect my board at all, however when my brother orderd his board it came out looking nothing like mine, and his was carbon as well. Which is why 3 months later im posting about it agian
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    so i take it you have ridden it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatmeal View Post
    so i take it you have ridden it?
    yah ive ridden it like 5 times, it rode just fine.. but im still concerned about the rails
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    Bad news.......you waited 3 months to show us! I think your warranty is up by now. Check with them anyway though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Gordon View Post
    Bad news.......you waited 3 months to show us! I think your warranty is up by now. Check with them anyway though.
    i waited 3 months because i was assured that it was normal for every carbon board... which apparently it isnt
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    That looks horrible, especially if they sent it to you like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBABY View Post
    That looks horrible, especially if they sent it to you like that.
    i know that now.. i even sent them pictures of the board the day i recieved it, to be fully honest i had no clue what a carbon board typically looked like.. i contacted exile sent them pictures etc. they told me it was typical for all carbon boards, so i left it at that until my younger brother orderd his board which came out looking great, with none of the problems im having with mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJSkimr View Post
    i know that now.. i even sent them pictures of the board the day i recieved it, to be fully honest i had no clue what a carbon board typically looked like.. i contacted exile sent them pictures etc. they told me it was typical for all carbon boards, so i left it at that until my younger brother orderd his board which came out looking great, with none of the problems im having with mine
    Yeah, if it's a carbon board you should only be able to see little speckles of carbon through the resin pigment throughout the rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBABY View Post
    Yeah, if it's a carbon board you should only be able to see little speckles of carbon through the resin pigment throughout the rails.

    yah thats how my brothers is, you can see the black coming through on the edges but their is absolutely no indent in his... i mean on mine the top layer doesnt even wrap around the rails to meet the bottom layer of the board
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    I dont know if it would help at all but i do have the emails from exile stating that it was typical and nothing to worry about, i mean im not trying to put exile down at all they make the best boards in my opinion i just feel like something went wrong with mine when they made it
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    Something definitely went wrong in the process of making your board, or something. Did you tell Exile that there was an indent in the rails?

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    If your warranty is up......PM me and I'll show you how to fix it. It's a lot easier than you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBABY View Post
    Something definitely went wrong in the process of making your board, or something. Did you tell Exile that there was an indent in the rails?
    yah i did, and i received a message which i still have on my received messages from Aaron stating that it shouldn't affect the performance or maintenance of my board at all
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    Well, I have never seen an Exile come out like that. If they're telling you that that's normal then there board quality must be going down or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBABY View Post
    Well, I have never seen an Exile come out like that. If they're telling you that that's normal then there board quality must be going down or something.
    sadly its looking that way, atleast for me lol
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    that is definitely seperated, might be heat related? over expanded foam, I would even venture to guess it may have been over exposed to heat during the shipping process. But, that is speculation of course
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    No need to post your emails. Just call up someone at the shop tomorrow and talk to them.

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    It looks like when I made foam skims, we would sometime get a air bubble on the edge of the board, which will wear the off fast and leave a cavity. It's just something that happens every now and then......you need to just refill the cavity. Like your tooth, if not fixed, it will cause major damage.
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    doesnt look right to me at all. My carbon has nothing but wavy black lines down the rail, which is where the carbon is showing through some of the paint...which is perfectly normal and fine.

    Your board looks odd...all porous looking...like the rails werent formed correctly...the bottom appears separate from the rails and top of the board.
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