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When you wake up at 3am to the sound of pouring rain and realize you had left your board gloves and helmet in the bed of your pickup truck.
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@RichardSchafer If it was already cracked and separating the water's just going to make all that a little shittier, the board will dry out and be rideable, but flex could be affected, etc. It's like you can soak paper and dry it and its still paper, but its just not the same. Paper's made from wood so you're deck will be like it got wet and dried out. Anyway the deck will be noticeabley different but rideable and overall fine, you should completely dissassemble the trucks & bearings though, dry them, and treat your bearings with your preferred method( people don't like getting told what to do to their bearings lol follow your heart)
@ThtYoungElwoodJ the helmet and gloves are soaked. Should I put them in the dryer or blow dry them. Air dry them or what?
Stuff the gloves with newspaper to help them dry, blow drying could possibley shrink them, just wait it out. If your helmet smells funny then make like a tea-bag by folding up a handful of charcoal bricks in newspaper and sitting that dry charcoal-bag in your helmet whenever you don't use it. It will absord the mildewy smell over time @RichardSchafer
The gloves shrinking wouldn't be that big of a deal since their a little big anyways. So don't try to blow dry the helmet? @ThtYoungElwoodJ
The thing with helmets is their plastic, you probably could blow dry it if you're careful not to melt any part of it. But there are adhesives and whatnot holding the various layers of shell, foam, and whatever else good stuff your brain bucket's comprised of. Heat from a hair dryer has potential to fuck all that up, but it can probably be done right if you really want to. I'd just let it hair dry, no biggie. Another thing besides just shrinking is the dryer could melt your gloves, so throw them in without the pucks and put a few towels in with it, just for protection