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Cruisinby

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Vent Plug
« on: February 27, 2019, 07:45:12 AM »
I have an older 12' PSH gun with no vent plug.   Board is probably a 2010 in very good shape, very srtong construction with no issues.   It has no vent plug.   I bought it used and have no idea if it ever traveled in high altitude.   I'm wondering if I need to intall one if I travel with it !

Thanks for any input

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Re: Vent Plug
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 08:41:36 AM »
There are a lot of surf / all around boards that don't have vent plugs. My 10' Coreban Icon doesn't have one, and neither did my 11'6 Naish Nalu (but I added one). If they are built well, specially if the blanks are molded with a vacuum bag composite finish, they really don't need one. Race and touring boards have a lot of foam volume in them, with lots of surface area to heat up. The more the foam that gets heated, the more the gas that builds up. That's why most race / touring boards have vent plugs. 

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Re: Vent Plug
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 09:18:20 AM »
If you decided that you wanted a leash plug, they are easy to install.  Greenlight Surf Supply even offers a vented (Goretex) leash plug.

But as TD eluded, if it ain't broke don't fix it...

https://greenlightsurfsupply.com/products/surfboard-vented-leash-plug-v314

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Re: Vent Plug
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 10:02:36 AM »
I second BEAN

How High are you taking it?

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Re: Vent Plug
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 01:39:43 PM »
Its always in a van, never in direct sunlight.   Elevations 2 to 3000 ft over some passes in cool to warm weather

Just wondering traveling to some low mountain lakes.

thanks for the info !


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Re: Vent Plug
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 03:34:34 PM »
Its always in a van, never in direct sunlight.   Elevations 2 to 3000 ft over some passes in cool to warm weather

Just wondering traveling to some low mountain lakes.

thanks for the info !
Every year I take my boards from SoCal to Lake Tahoe over the Kingsbury grade (pass into Tahoe basin). From sea level to 7,300 ft. Hundreds of miles through 110 deg dessert to 40 deg mountains. Never had a problem with my un-vented boards. They are in board bags when I travel long distances.

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Re: Vent Plug
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 05:42:06 PM »
Thats good enough for me, I won't be going that high.   I think I go ventless on the old board no sense in fixing whats not broke.   Thanks for all the input everyone.

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Re: Vent Plug
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 05:49:32 PM »
Thats good enough for me, I won't be going that high.   I think I go ventless on the old board no sense in fixing whats not broke.   Thanks for all the input everyone.