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Old    petergunz            07-02-2003, 11:31 AM Reply   
I am gonna get a new board & bindings and there is a chance I will ride half the year in the salt water. I already heard to stay away from the Byerly BOA's because the metal cinch will corode, but what about my board. Should I stay away from certain types of board construction, or should I have one fr fresh water and a cheaper one for salt. I know this question about the board sounds stupid but I want to make absolutely sure I don't do anythihg to ruin my board or bindings especially if I get a DNA.
Old    Jagermaster (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       07-02-2003, 12:04 PM Reply   
I have ridden in salt water and the only problem I had was with the inserts on my Byerly. They showed a little rust, but a shot of WD-40 before you hit the water should protect them for the day. Just make sure you rinse your gear well with fresh water after riding.

Hope this helps.
Old    petergunz            07-02-2003, 12:14 PM Reply   
yes it does. thanks dude
Old    Alex Kinon (nj_alex)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-02-2003, 9:38 PM Reply   
I ride in salt water every weekend. In addition to the entire boat, I hose off my Belmont board and Belmont bindings every time I return, and I always remove the bindings from the board. After two seasons everything seems to be holding-up just fine. Yes, the threaded inserts in the board are a little rusty, but it's minimal, and I think the newer Hyperlite boards are now coming with stainless steel inserts.
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       07-02-2003, 9:45 PM Reply   
Just hose off the Board and bindings (as Alex said) and take the bindings off. But every two-three weeks, soak your bindings in fresh water for a few hours, then empty the tub/bucket and refill with fresh water and leave your bindings in over night. that should make them last.
Old    Bob (bob)      Join Date: Feb 2001       07-03-2003, 1:21 AM Reply   
ive got a premeir with belmonts that is about 2 years old, no soaking in water, no removing bindings except maybe once or twice to move them around a little, no wd-40, and they are fine except for very minor rust-barely noticeable but i do always rinse boat, gear, everything with fresh water
Old    Jessica (jess)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-03-2003, 7:02 AM Reply   
I ride in salt water. All my gear is fine, and I never rinse. The boat get flushed, washed, and wiped down inside and out, but I don't bother with the board and bindings. My board is 3 years old and my bindings 2 and I have no problems.

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