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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby vela99 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:06 pm

Hi,

I just wanted to follow up on my post earlier in this thread.

I have now used the Gong for 10 sessions, no jumping, and have already a 4 to 5mm depression near the front strap where I place the heel.

Gong says it is within the norm and that I should not worry, some depression is normal and the board well build. Needless to say that I am not convinced as it took many many more sessions before a heel depression developed on my Celeritas from 2017. I give Gong the benefit of the doubt but will talk to them again if the dent goes deeper or the laminate softens.

It is difficult to judge how much of a dent from heels is acceptable but for sure softening or delamination is nok.

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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby vela99 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:12 pm

Last week a friend, he maybe weights 70kg, cracked a Mitu in a 2m jump. For me an absolute nogo for a dedicated freestyle board and an expensive one too.

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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby LeoLeal » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:50 pm

Is there any surfboard with a lifetime guarantee for breakage?

I searched a mutant strapless board with a core wood that has this guarantee, it's a MUTANT SPLIT 138.

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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby bragnouff » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:58 am

LeoLeal wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:50 pm
Is there any surfboard with a lifetime guarantee for breakage?

I searched a mutant strapless board with a core wood that has this guarantee, it's a MUTANT SPLIT 138.
Check Franz Olry's Alkita.fr
When I got mine, he was doing a 5 yrs warranty. I've had that board for almost 8 yrs, abused it left and right, and apart form cosmetic scratches and a fin repair, it doesn't have any dent, and it still gives me lots of joy.
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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby TheRussian » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:46 pm

Any SB will get heal dents, cracks & ultimately will snap. Pass me any SB & I can guarantee I can snap it in a day. I have a quiver of directionals, ranging from go to jumping mutants, that are double layer construction and near enough bomb proof (but still have some unusual dents!?), to SB's that are jumped regularly (with lots of glass & carbon stringers), older SB's jumped very occasionally/carefully to SBs that are lighter/newer that are never jumped.

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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby Surfkiternew » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:04 pm

If u want a hi performance strapless superlight board...crack and dent its normal...

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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby bragnouff » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:00 pm

TheRussian wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Pass me any SB & I can guarantee I can snap it in a day.
I've destroyed my fair share of surfboards, but I feel like that one above will destroy my legs before I crack it. HD PVC foam core is hard to dent. But yeah, arguably it's not a "proper" surfboard as it doesn't have enough volume to be paddled by an adult, otherwise as a kitesurf board, it fits the bill. Low volume is the reason why it can be made of HD foam and still remain light and nimble. And being closed cell foam means it will remain light throughout it's life even if a creak appears in the laminate somehow.
There's some value in good gear that lasts for more than a season.

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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby mikelet » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:22 pm

Get a JIMMY LEWIS , only maker in the industry making real PVC sándwiched kitesurfboards....
Glass layers over glass layers with carbón stripes are not proper sándwich construction , not even wood or bamboo veneers inside layers are proper sándwich construction ....there are reducing costs formulas...

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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby elmarco » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:28 am

Check out the airush carbon Innegra boards.
They’re not only bomb proof, but super light.
No heel dents on mine.
They’re not cheap, but, you’ll get yourself a board that will last a LONG time.
I ride the Amp 5’4 carbon Innegra and LOVE it!
Check out HISS, Hatteras island surf and sail. I think they’ve got them In stock. Pretty sure they have more than what’s listed online, just call them a super friendly!
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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby Trent hink » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:19 am

I like strapless. If you are the manufacturer, the ideal strength is just long enough for my check to clear! :lol:


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