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What does the number mean in the base measurement of snowboards?

I'm planning on buy a snowboard for this upcoming season, and snowboards I've seen have base 1000, base 2000, and base 4000.. I noticed that the more expensive boards have the higher numbers, but what exactly do those numbers mean?

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It is the type of sintered base used on the board - the higher numbers indicate higher density and pressure used to make the base material - the better base will have more "pores" and will hold the wax better resulting in a faster board

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