Thursday, August 31, 2017

Two Things to do Before Buying a Used Surfboard

When you decide to buy a used surfboard instead of a brand new one, there are a couple of important things to do in order to assure you that you made the right investment. By doing a little research and taking the right steps, you can find a used board that offers lots of value and will last you for many years. Before going shopping for a used board, make sure to do these two things first.
  1. Check The Feel of it: Also known as the under-arm check, holding the used board yourself and seeing how it feels is one of the first things worth doing when shopping around. It isn't advised to buy a board, new or old, without first seeing how it feels to you personally. As a general rule of thumb, if you don't like how it feels under your arm when you are standing, there is a good chance you won't like how it feels when you are riding the waves.

  2. Do a Quick Eye Inspection: Obviously, when you are buying a new board, there will be a bit more wear. How much wear is the important question. If you notice small cracks in the board or it is soft in certain places, don't bother buying it. It has absorbed too much water, rendering the board useless. You also want to look out for buckles (when the board is creased). While some can be repaired, other buckles are too serious a problem. If you don't see these issues, chances are you've found a good, used board. 
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