Once the warm weather hits, it makes very little sense to keep your snowboard within easy reach. However, keeping a snowboard in your home can take up some much needed storage or closet space, which can be a hassle if you have multiple boards and a lot of accessories as well. In this case, it may make more sense for you to rent a storage locker to keep your excess winter belongings, including your snowboard, until the snowy weather returns. However, before you do put your things into a storage unit, you should make an effort to properly prepare your snowboard to make sure that it does not become damaged and unusable after the off-season is over.
The first thing that you should do before you even consider renting a storage unit is to clean off your board entirely. You'll want to scrub it down to remove dirt, mud, salt, or any other potential caked-on substances that can cause the surface of your board to degrade over time. You'll also want to apply a coat of wax—this will protect against minor scratches that dust and other airborne particles can cause as well as protect the metal components of your board from rust and corrosion.
Mind the Edges
Next, you should have your board's edges professionally sharpened and repair any potential damage that may exist. This will ensure that your board is ready to hit the slopes as soon as you take it out of storage in the winter months – and you won't have to deal with the long lineups at most ski shops.
Remove the Bindings
Finally, the last thing that you should do to prepare your snowboard for storage is to remove the bindings from the actual board. This reduces the amount of tension that the board is under, making cracking and other similar stress-related forms of physical damage less likely to occur.
Proper Storage Techniques
Once your board is ready to be put into storage, you'll want to make sure that it is stored properly so that it does not become damaged. Make sure that the board is sitting stably on top of something; avoid leaving it on the ground, which can cause scratching and other damage. Further, make sure that your board is not underneath anything heavy, which could deform its shape. You can store your board either vertically or horizontally without worrying about damage, but if you're leaning it against something make sure that it is properly secured and not at risk of falling.
Contact a company like Gorst Self Storage for more information.