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Snowboards consist of wood, fiberglass, polyurethane sidewalls, hard plastic and metal that is fused together. Find out how to grind the base of a snowboard with help from the manager of a snowboard store in this free video on snowboarding gear and equipment.

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And in this clip, we're going to go over how a board is made. First off, they cut down a tree. They find out which tree is the best for their supply, mill it thin, cut it into strips, glue them together. Then they find out which base they're going to use... whether it's an extrude base, or a centered base, maybe even a die cut. They'll put a base together like a puzzle, fuse it together with a laser, then you've got your base. The base is underneath the wood. The next thing on top... they're going to lay the glass. Laying the glass on top, whether it needs to be put in at a 45, maybe there's a Kevlar stringer going tip to tail making it a stiffer or a softer board... whether it's a polyurethane sidewall, or a hard plastic sidewall. What kind of edge they're going to use... they slide the edge in, whether it's stainless steel, metal, or brass. Whether it's the pinpoint is deep inside the board, whether it's a shallow edge or a deep edge. Put all the pieces together, fuse it together in a press, do a light grind on the base. Wax it, make sure there's no blemishes in the graphics or the top sheets. Then you're ready to rock and roll.

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