Last night at Wilmot, the snow sucked, but I figured I could at least have some fun in the park.
I went to do some rail slides and I got started on a nice easy low slung box. Near the end, something grabbed a hold of my board, but I wasn't sure what. Anyhow, I just went and got back on the lift.
While coming down after getting off the lift, every time I turned on my toeside edge the board got squirrelly and out of control. After falling three times, I unstrapped and took a look at my board.
There was about an 8-inch long gash ripped all the way through the base down to the core. I went and looked at the box and there was a metal spike poking up about 1/8 of an inch through the surface of the slide material and that is what got my board.
So I went and told the liftie about the unsafe feature and walked back to the lodge. When I got to the repair shop there was another kid there who also took a hit from the same feature. His damage wasn't nearly as bad as mine. A little trimming and some p-tex and he will be as good as new. The shop techs weren't sure my board is repairable.
I left it with them, asking them to do their best, and I have started scoping out new rides. Here is a photo of the devastation.