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Hey slingshot, please put replacement parts on your website

Postby hebrew_hammer » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:35 am

could you put some replacement parts for the rev bar on the site, especially the ball that the center line safetly runs through and the swivel that goes with it.....
thank you.

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Re: Hey slingshot, please put replacement parts on your website

Postby Toby » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:05 pm

In my opinion all companies should have parts on their sites for direct order...we all know how frustrating it is to wait for replacement parts ordered via a shop, distributor etc while the season moves on and you loose quality water time!

Get an online shop system and ship from China! All parts, also from older kites. That would be awesome customer service, and you could even make some bucks to cover costs!

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Re: Hey slingshot, please put replacement parts on your website

Postby shymac » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:44 pm

I'm in the process of getting all our hard good and soft good parts on the webstore. Should be less then a month till it jammed pack with after market goods! It is one of my tasks to make sure we have rider support "Rider Hot Line" and replacements parts very accessible!

Link to the webstore.

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Re: Hey slingshot, please put replacement parts on your website

Postby steve_t » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:54 am

Ok - so does that mean we'll finally be able to get a 17" 2005 bar, or has Ruben hogged them all for himself :lol:

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Re: Hey slingshot, please put replacement parts on your website

Postby Beachbum1236 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:49 am

steve_t wrote:Ok - so does that mean we'll finally be able to get a 17" 2005 bar, or has Ruben hogged them all for himself :lol:
Or maybe a "build your own bar" customizable options. like depower (over) the bar...different chicken loop, chicken loop line lengths, line weight, 500lb...etc, oh shit handles/no oh shit handles, etc etc!

That would be the best thing ever! 8)

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Re: Hey slingshot, please put replacement parts on your website

Postby biggins » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:41 pm

We could call it the PIMP MY BAR section. :lol:

It would be so nice to have a bar customized to the rider...it makes sense, the kite size changes, the board size changes, but the bars, with the exception to bar length, are the same.

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Re: Hey slingshot, please put replacement parts on your website

Postby Bain » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:47 pm

I think Naish is one of the worst at this.
At least with Slingshot, they actually do have packaged spare parts for bars that you can get from shops and what not

Finding out about Naish bar parts is like pulling teeth. They wont even answer emails about them

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Re: Hey slingshot, please put replacement parts on your website

Postby Toby » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:09 pm

shymac: :thumb:

It is important to keep the riders ON the water !!!

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Re: Hey slingshot, please put replacement parts on your website

Postby besttaste » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:14 pm

I completely agree!

I had to find one-pump rubber hoses connecting the LE with struts for a SS Fuel 2004 and it was impossible! Had to search all stores in my city and bought something useful in a specialized shop for water/gas/oil hoses...I only paid 3 Euros for 1m, but it was not the exact material....

The Naish Shift bar spare parts are so damn expensive! I cut 3 lines (1 front line, 1 rear line and 5.th line, after a touch of 2 sek. with a BEST Waroo kite) on my Shift 2007 bar, and when I contacted a dealer, he proposed my to buy a new shift bar cause the costs of getting new lines would almost be the same as buying a new bar, think there was 20 Euro difference... I decided to buy a used 2006 shift bar and use it as spare parts - the rest will be sold as spare part on Ebay.de!

Also, I think it is a big issue that all manufactures only have information on products max. 2 years old - it is a big problem if one wants to buy used gear and there is no manufacturer information. Of course every company wants to sell the newest products, but, I believe, it would benefit the company to provide information about older products as well - they could highlight the development, new inovations, changes in design, material etc.

As an example: Try to find manufacturer information about a Wipika Free Air 16m2 projected from 2002, Takoon Scoop1 11,5 from 2002 or 2003 or Naish Boxer2 9m2 from 2004. I have managed because I flew these kites until early 2006 but it takes many hours on the internet.

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Re: Hey slingshot, please put replacement parts on your website

Postby Darktanyan » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:18 pm

I find lots of slingshot parts on online stores, like Realkiteboarding, etc.


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