You're gonna get dings and damage to your board from time to time. Here's a bit of advice. First comes before you ever even get a ding. Plan for it, its gonna happen. So take two boards when you go, if you get damage switch boards. Water is death to your board, the foam will break down and it will delaminate. If you're on a trip bring a quick repair kit like Ding All, that quick repair should get you thru the trip. If you're gonna do the repair yourself, take the time to do it right. Don't just throw some Ding All filler in it and call it a day. You need you clean the area, fill it, add new cloth, new resin, and sand it. One thing that drives board repair guys nuts is having to fix a bad half assed repair job, its just more work.