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Groove Skate foilboard, durability and build quality

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:20 pm
by slowboat
These boards seem very popular (and expensive) right now. Looking for positive or negative comments about durability and build quality. Thanks

Re: Goove Skate foilboard, durability and build quality

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:33 pm
by ap888
You are right they are amazing...no problems here been jumping mine hard and landing hard holding up good can’t find any problems with it the only problem you might encounter is having trouble finding a better board to buy have no idea how they could have made this board better other then make it even lighter ..
The nose rocker separates it from all the rest probably why so popular it’s very hard to dive the nose under even on purpose unless you are going 3 mph

Re: Goove Skate foilboard, durability and build quality

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:48 am
by Breze
A bit of weight variation due to custom work
http://surfforum.oase.com/attachment.ph ... 1539244488

Re: Goove Skate foilboard, durability and build quality

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:47 am
by Foil
I am on my third groove skate, well I will be when my full carbon Black and gold edition arrives.
fantastic board in every detail, more so now they supply it with the front Y strap.
the only negative I have found along with many others is the painted ones scratch up on their edges far to easily, and this shows up, as the base is white, many have resorted to black tape to try a hide, I used a black marker pen and mini stickers to hide the worst.
but no such problem with the Naked carbon boards they now offer.
I have the naked carbon fibreglass version with red stripes as it comes in a little cheaper, but when compared side by side with the full carbon, its the full carbon naked that takes the prize for shear eye appeal, and that's the one I am waiting for.
pics will follow of my skate on holiday last week.
Flag beach last week
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Re: Goove Skate foilboard, durability and build quality

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:05 am
by slowboat
Any others with positive or negative feedback about durability appreciated.

Re: Goove Skate foilboard, durability and build quality

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:48 am
by Peter_Frank
The carbon looks cool :thumb:

But I would not recommend NOT having a color on the edge :o

As I believe most ride strapless, you will not be able to find your board when your head is just above the water surface.

This gets a lot worse if you ride in the dusk around or after sunset :roll:

So eventhough the black carbon looks amazing in itself, I can not recommend it, and would get a color instead, maybe just at the edges so you can still enjoy the carbon look :D

If you never have difficulties spotting your board, it might not apply though :naughty:

8) Peter

Re: Goove Skate foilboard, durability and build quality

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:13 pm
by salvino
I love my grooveskate!

But, I’ve noticed the middle area might be delaminating within. It seems to be able to be compressed about 3mm and returns (rebounds) immediately. Also, I’ve noticed it retains a bit of water after a session. It drains out over short time period.

Now I’m worried it may fail, leading to loss of foil. I’ve never jumped this board and there have not been any impacts/trauma events. I’ve ridden it since May.

Any one else notice anything similar?

Re: Goove Skate foilboard, durability and build quality

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:39 pm
by BWD
If it dents like that and holds water it has crack(s) and major delamination with crushed core. Could be repaired by cutting out delam area, replacing area of crushed core foam, laminating new skin on top. Also need to find any cracks/holes....
Less thorough repairs will be temporary.

Re: Goove Skate foilboard, durability and build quality

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:15 am
by ap888
Could be caused from leaving board out when it’s really hot specially left in the sun... always try keep your board in the shade or ride it was a lot of discussion on a previous thread if someone could link it ...

Re: Goove Skate foilboard, durability and build quality

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:17 am
by slowboat
salvino wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:13 pm
I love my grooveskate!

But, I’ve noticed the middle area might be delaminating within. It seems to be able to be compressed about 3mm and returns (rebounds) immediately. Also, I’ve noticed it retains a bit of water after a session. It drains out over short time period.

Now I’m worried it may fail, leading to loss of foil. I’ve never jumped this board and there have not been any impacts/trauma events. I’ve ridden it since May.

Any one else notice anything similar?
Sorry to hear this.

Wonder if this is a common problem with these boards.