HOW CAN I BUY AN EXILE SKIMBOARD?
WHAT SKIMBOARD SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Here at Exile Skimboards, we firmly believe that choosing the proper skimboard is paramount in your enjoyment while riding. By far the most common question we receive here at the factory is, "What skimboard should I get and what do XY&Z options do". We know there's a lot of options, and the "best" skimboard for any particular rider is very subjective, and greatly depends on a number of factors.
There's a lot of thought that should go into picking the "best" skimboard to suit your needs. We've created a bunch of News articles to hopefully help point you in the right direction. We recommend you read up, prior to giving us a call or shooting us an email, as the answer probably lies somewhere in one, or a combination, of these articles. If you still have questions, obviously feel free to give us a shout (1-949-492-0284).
DOES EXILE SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
Exile regularly ships to destinations around the world. Shipping prices can be surprisingly economical depending on the destination and local post package size regulations. Customs can be a bit more tricky, but we have experience shipping to many countries. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to get an up to date shipping quote.
Additionally, we have distributors in many countries which import boards and sell them directly to the public. Please see our international page for a list of international distributors which may be able to help you get a brand new exile skimboard at the best possible price.
HOW DO I GET MY SKIMBOARD REPAIRED?
Skimboards get put through the ringer. While we make every effort to balance performance and durability; dings, scratches and other damage are bound to occur.
In general we only recommend board repair when:
If you have any questions about whether or not your board needs repair, we are available to answer your questions.
If your board does need repair we recommend hiring a professional for all but the most minor jobs. All structural repairs need to utilize both fiberglass and epoxy (at minimum). Exception: Polyester resin and fiberglass should be used for EX2 boards. Repair services are available at Exile in San Clemente, CA for a nominal fee. Additionally, local surf shops often offer repair services. Make sure and confirm that they are familiar with epoxy board repair, as using a polyester or vinylester resin will only compound your problems (except with EX2 boards, where polyester resin is appropriate).
HOW CAN I GET SPONSORED BY EXILE?
Exile is always looking for new riders who complement and add to our extensive team. In addition to exceptional skimboarding abilities and accomplishments, personality is an important consideration. At Exile we pride ourselves on not only having the best team in the world, but also the best group of people in skimboarding representing our product.
In general, we are pretty on top of who the top up and coming skimboarders are. Riders typically pop onto our radar through excellent contest results as well as personal referrals. However, if you feel that perhaps you have slipped through the cracks for whatever reason, feel free to send us a resume and any relevant materials. While it is very rare, we have on occasion sponsored riders through such methods.
HOW HARD IS IT TO GET SPONSORED BY EXILE?
…presuming you are one of the best skimboarders in the world with a professional attitude and get along well with existing team riders.
HOW DO I GET TRACTION PADS TO STICK TO THE TEXTURED FINISH?
Getting traction pads to stick to our textured finish is a synch with a little preparation. The textured deck makes the boards turn out a little lighter and a little stronger than our glossy finish, and is preferred by all of our team riders.
Here are a few steps that should be taken to prepare your textured finished board for pads:
This process is not necessary for NT™ Finish or Gloss Finish boards, but it never hurts!