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Postby arsene2000 » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:45 pm

well. its really a bummer.
i didn t expect to buy a board that had a 1 year lifetime... especially when you re paying the high price after being told that the boards are super strong and resistant

any idea where i can reach the manufacturer ?

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Postby scklandl » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:13 pm

i dont know about "design flaw" or "poor engineering" hein or blowhard, in regards to the transition itself, the transition is not the weak link, its in the lay-up upon the top sheet to edge, where complications are gonna arise. now maybe its lay-up is the design flaw, but more than likely its a construction issue. This guys saying he didnt ride the board hard, I know toby rode his hard... methinks that full saturation of the glass didnt happen.... on the production line its all about speed, and usually its "close enough". this is probably an example of rushed deadlines or an employee who dont give a fark, vs poor design. its between the feet, strongest placee on the board, Ive broken too many boards BUT NEVER between the feet.

so sorry bro, and repair is really outta the question, if you cant feel the crack change as you flex the board keep riding it, if you can keep riding it till it splits in half so you got stories to tell your grandkids

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x-shooter board crack

Postby arsene2000 » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:25 pm

well the crack is not located between the feet (see pict). and it is not (yet) visible on the bottom.
"design flaw", "poor engineering", "construction issue"...
at least i would have accepted if i were into crazy tricks, but having this board crack after 2 years of gentle riding really drives me crazy.
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Postby hein » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:54 pm

Localised fatigue failure due to numerous cycles is
another indication of a stress concentration. The
geometry is the culprit. Production problems introduced
by the complexity of these areas is a definate possibility.

I'm not picking on the manufacturer or the board. Just
wanting to shed some light on the reason it failed. Two
years is a pretty good life span. Get a new board and
the stoke it brings.

-Hein

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Postby ian c » Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:33 pm

What a great way to create the demise of a kiteboard company - just do some serious freefall jumps just before any warranty is up - no more old stock replaced with new board..
Any board can be broken - something to do with the fact that we have the ability to be accelerated into the water from a great height and possibly with no kite uplift.

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x-shooter board failure

Postby arsene2000 » Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:02 pm

Ahhh! that culture of disposable items...

It looks amazing to me to even conceive that boards should last only 2 years...

my wife had a burton snowboard was showed delamination after 3 years. Burton changed the board no question asked. At least, since it was a construction pb, they lived up to their reputation. At the end of the day, the manufacturer doesn't loose, because I will always buy Burton snowboards and recommand it.

Now if you can change your kiteboards every year, lucky you. For my part, i INVESTED 800USD in a board and was expected to use it for longer than that.
And i cannot afford buying a new board every other year.

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Postby uncleneil » Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:12 pm

Good thing you didn't buy a Jimmy Lewis Custom. Cost is the same but NO WARRANTEE!! If you break it the day after you get it then your out $800.00.

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x-shooter board construction issue

Postby arsene2000 » Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:24 pm

yes. that's why i bought a production board MADE IN GERMANY, not a custom board.

"X-Shooter have gotten significant reputation within the kiteboarding community due to their strength, high performance and quality of production. X-Shooters may be one of the most expensive boards in the market but rightfully so. They feature an all-cevlar construction which makes them extremely strong and light. X-Shooter kiteboards are made in Germany."

well i doubt it...

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Postby blowhard » Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:13 am

I,have broken a couple of production boards myself there and one of my own bords in a light weight 2- 8oz. lay-ups
they fold right next to my feet towards the outside

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Postby hein » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:39 am

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