So i have an Arbor pocket rocket and after riding it since about december, although i will say i got it probably three years ago and it just laid in my closet. Yesterday I got home from school and I notice three big cracks along the top of my board but i don't see it on the bottom. Is this something to worry about?
well it all depends on how deep they are and what kind of longboard you have you know? you can ride on pressure cracks for a while, but im saying if you dont keep an eye out, if you jump on it to start riding, or what ever, you could make it worse or snap...
buy some raisers from your local skateboard shop, make sure they're big enough for your trucks, and that will help with the pressure cracks, they're like 3 bucks. but i don't know if it effects riding or anything, but i wouldnt think so...
remember that your board is probably laminated - it is possible that you have some moisture in-between the laminates where the wood has expanded/contracted, keep checking it - it may only be the top laminate that has cracked, or it maybe more serious......
keep an eye on it fo sho!
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if youre worried about them get a new board but they dont sound like pressure cracks pressure cracks come from the bottom not the top ... dont ride your board in water thats just a bad idea it ruins the deck fast.
It's a great board, It is alot of fun for crusing around NYC it is fast and has good manueverability for the sidewalk, but when my friend and I go skating is the park it can tackle big hills really well but being a small board speed wobbles are easy. And I know that getting it wet isn't good for the board but I get it wet anyway. I guess I am hardcore like that. Also SkeechyD Arbor makes some of the best quality boards I have ever ridden.
It's not really a big deal, yet. It's far better to use a board every day and abuse it than to never use it because you're afraid it will break.
Just keep an eye on the cracks, if they get big enough that you begin to doubt the board's safety then it's time for a replacement. With 3 years of everyday use you shouldn't feel too bad about replacing it.
the best way to test out its durabiity with this issue is to take it for a ride at your ma speed on your usual road and jump up and down as you're riding. if you survive then your board is in good condition
KIDDING DO NOT DO THAT, DROP A CINDERBLOCK ON IT FROM 10+ FEET - LESS RISK
yo, ive been longboarding for a long time this has happend to me too. its only the board delaming slowly from narual elements and also temp change. so if you keep it warm all year then go out in the cold it has a good chance of delaming. also, if it has ever gotten wet, that makes the wood all soft and gay. causing like vertical nose chipping and shit like that. hope this answers your question