Every season I’ll run into someone who is really worried about minor damage to their snowboard.
They’ll worry about things like the topsheet of their snowboard getting scratched when people run over it in the lift line or getting scratches on their snowboard’s base.
The fact is, unless you’re being absurdly rough with your snowboard by riding it on bare pavement while being towed by a car or something equally ridiculous, you should not be worrying about minor damage to your snowboard.
Don’t baby your snowboard gear.
You can spend every snowboard trip worrying about pointless things like small scratches on the base or small dents and burrs on your edges, or you can go out and actually ride your snowboard how it was meant to be ridden.
Your snowboard will get scratched. It’s meant to get beaten up. It’s meant to get some scratches on the base. This is normal.
Why do you think pros go through so many snowboards? They’re doing epic stuff. Cliffs drops, jumps, rails, gnarly chutes, tree runs. Use your snowboard for what it was designed to do!
It’s not meant to last forever. Think of those scratches as battle wounds. The fact is, your snowboard will probably break or crack long before things like scratches or dents actually impact your riding.
Just enjoy your snowboard. Use it for epic riding and when it eventually breaks you’ll know that it’s done it’s job.