as long as you have a good boardshop in the area, you shouldn't be screwed at all. Obviously, your board can't be more than a year old if its an 03. Therefore the warranty should be fine. I've had a few boards warrantied by hyperlite and never needed the receipt.
nope, no sliders, just standard riding... does it have to be the board shop where it was bought? i got the board as a present, so i'm not sure where it was bought, and i'm quite certain it will be far away Thanks for the info though!
usually chain stores are a little more picky about warranting items without a receipt. You can try it though. If there's a local hyperlite store around you though its usually a little easier to get done. Otherwise just call the factory direct.