Nose damage.

Nose damage.

Post by gazze » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 13:02:11


I've seen a JP *** ride 120 epoxy(2006) for sale cheap, US$400 I
think, but it has a small amount of damage on the very tip of the
nose. How much should this affect the value ?
Will this board work with an 8.5?

cheers

Gareth

 
 
 

Nose damage.

Post by fish » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 13:29:10

Nose damage is generally not a big deal, easy to fix, and a very
common form of board damage.  In my opinion, no matter what you do
with it, the nose will always be vulnerable to the odd whack.  A good
nose job is easy to do.

The question arises about how quickly the owner fixed the damage and
whether or not there was any substantial ingress of water into the
wound.  If they took care, got out of the water quickly and let it dry
out, probably no worries.  But, it could have been one of those small
nagging wounds that just festers and doesn't get proper attention,
allowing water to leak in for weeks, months, years... who knows...
Water in the board is not ideal.

If you know/trust the owner and they give you a convincing run down of
events, then sounds like a decent deal.

FISH

 
 
 

Nose damage.

Post by gazze » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 19:14:42


Quote:
> Nose damage is generally not a big deal, easy to fix, and a very
> common form of board damage.  In my opinion, no matter what you do
> with it, the nose will always be vulnerable to the odd whack.  A good
> nose job is easy to do.

> The question arises about how quickly the owner fixed the damage and
> whether or not there was any substantial ingress of water into the
> wound.  If they took care, got out of the water quickly and let it dry
> out, probably no worries.  But, it could have been one of those small
> nagging wounds that just festers and doesn't get proper attention,
> allowing water to leak in for weeks, months, years... who knows...
> Water in the board is not ideal.

> If you know/trust the owner and they give you a convincing run down of
> events, then sounds like a decent deal.

> FISH

Stupidly I hadn't even really thought about the water ingress.
Cheers

Gareth

 
 
 

Nose damage.

Post by stev » Fri, 06 Apr 2007 06:24:51

If in doubt, ask for an exact weight on the board, subtract a pound or
so for pads and straps, then compare to the specs, usually availble on
manufacturer web site.  That will tell you the story.

It is easy to add not just ounces but numerous pounds,  over a few
months sailing with a minute crack.   It goes like this:1) squeeze
long flexible object under heavy weight, 2) place invisible aperture
under water, 3) remove weight suddenly, 4) repeat until saturated.

steve

 
 
 

Nose damage.

Post by Bria » Fri, 06 Apr 2007 06:29:22

I have a JP 127 liter Freeride.  Paid $700 for it.  My 8.3 sail is a
little big for it, I think, but I am no professional.  I am 6'1" and
about 200lbs.

Water in the board is not necessarily a total calamity.  There are a
few methods of getting the board back into shape.  See if you can
negotiate the $400 down a bit.  You'll be getting a great ride for a
great price even if you have to do some remedial work on it.  This is
a great board.