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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:21 am

bragnouff wrote:
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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You should have let me ride it before the warrant was out. According to J and A, I have something of a reputation :D

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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby Onda » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:35 am

Firewire Helium construction is not just super light, but super strong as well.
I ride my Vader 5.1 (2.7 kg incl pads, w/o fins) for 3 years now, constant jumping (this board seduces you to jump all the time!), no demages at all, still like new.

I am honestly shocked by the pictures of the snapped ProWam earlier in this thread.
I have that board as well (love it in bigger surf!) and it seems very robust to me. But this makes me think :o

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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby LeoLeal » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:43 am

Onda wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:35 am
Firewire Helium construction is not just super light, but super strong as well.
I ride my Vader 5.1 (2.7 kg incl pads, w/o fins) for 3 years now, constant jumping (this board seduces you to jump all the time!), no demages at all, still like new.

I am honestly shocked by the pictures of the snapped ProWam earlier in this thread.
I have that board as well (love it in bigger surf!) and it seems very robust to me. But this makes me think :o
That surfboard is a pro Voke made for jumps and etc.

There is a guy here that can fix my board but I really don't know if it will reduce the durability , time will tell.

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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby TheRussian » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:47 am

Onda wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:35 am

I am honestly shocked by the pictures of the snapped ProWam earlier in this thread.
Not me... I looked at getting a pro session, but although lovely & a great shape, the board feels fragile and I know I would have to be ultra careful with it.

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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby LeoLeal » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:24 pm

Board fixed. Let's put on test.
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Re: How Strong are Kite-Wave-Boards?

Postby mede » Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:11 am

Onda wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:35 am
Firewire Helium construction is not just super light, but super strong as well.
I ride my Vader 5.1 (2.7 kg incl pads, w/o fins) for 3 years now, constant jumping (this board seduces you to jump all the time!), no demages at all, still like new.
I second that. Am on the same board, jumping it, and riding it on a spot with heavy shorebreak swell that will catch the board and trash it into the (thankfully sandy) underground when you wash out etc.

Not a dent in 2 years.


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