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Why is this happening to my board and how to fix it

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:32 pm

Was taking my board apart and noticed this on both sides. What could be causing this to happen? It's mostly my travel board so it really isn't used much. Anyway to fix it or keep the cracks from getting worse? Thanks
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Re: Why is this happening to my board and how to fix it

Postby FLandOBX » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:39 pm

I assume you remove your fins when you travel? It almost looks like the fins are somehow getting torqued from side to side since the cracks appear to follow the fin lines.

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Re: Why is this happening to my board and how to fix it

Postby tautologies » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:23 pm

yup. looks like fin torque.
It could be fin on the ground and something heavy right on top of it that torque it?

Just water pressure should not do this.

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Re: Why is this happening to my board and how to fix it

Postby Hpr » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:25 pm

Could be from riding off the beach when entering the water.

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Re: Why is this happening to my board and how to fix it

Postby Adventure Logs » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:46 pm

Yea not sure, I always travel with the board broke down, and can't recall putting any weight on it or even standing on it on the beach. Any way to fix this or keep it from getting worse?

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Re: Why is this happening to my board and how to fix it

Postby airsurfer » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:25 pm

Interesting I have the same board riding it pretty hard (kiteloops and sometimes on and off the sand) as my every day TT for past 2 years without issues. Is it on the toeside edge? I know one side of the board is made lighter with carbon vs. wood. Are you using stock fins? Either way contact Flysurfer they replaced my Flysplit L under warranty (different issue) new Flysplit L very solid since replacement. I hope you get it resolved soon.
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Re: Why is this happening to my board and how to fix it

Postby rynhardt » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:47 pm

I'm guessing your boards are a few years old and it looks like the top coat is cracking, because some of the plasticizer has evaporated. The glass underneath is probably fine.
Take a small piece of 200 or 400 grit sandpaper, fold in half and with the edge lightly sand along the crack. Try not to sand into the glass fibres.
Fill the (tiny) crack with epoxy and sqeegee flat. Even superglue should work.

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Re: Why is this happening to my board and how to fix it

Postby sijandy » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:54 pm

rynhardt wrote:I'm guessing your boards are a few years old and it looks like the top coat is cracking, because some of the plasticizer has evaporated. The glass underneath is probably fine.
Take a small piece of 200 or 400 grit sandpaper, fold in half and with the edge lightly sand along the crack. Try not to sand into the glass fibres.
Fill the (tiny) crack with epoxy and sqeegee flat. Even superglue should work.
What he ^^^ said!

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Re: Why is this happening to my board and how to fix it

Postby zob » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:30 am

I doubt this is just a cosmetic crack. If the core was OK, this would not happen. Landing jumps in shallows?


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