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Foil Strap Inserts stripped

Postby darippah » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:28 am

I stripped some of my strap inserts on my Slingshot Hypermiller from installing/ removing straps very often

I mostly boost while foiling so inserts need to be strong. Also need it to withstand installing/ removing straps often since I use the same board for prone foil surfing.

I tried repairing with fiberglass resin but it doesn't hold for more than a short time.

I'm looking for suggestions on what to fill the holes with that will hold better. I'm not looking to replace the insert system and need to use the holes that are stripped (need the frontmost inserts)

My next shot would be JB weld

Any suggestions ? I'm considering using bigger screws but what I'm using currently is a bit big already

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Re: Foil Strap Inserts stripped

Postby Breze » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:57 am

Try this https://www.bigsurfshop.com/product/footstrap-screw/

Here another thread about the pita SS plastic inserts
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2406081&hilit=screws

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Re: Foil Strap Inserts stripped

Postby grigorib » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:01 am

A longer #12 screw might help, or #14 instead

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Re: Foil Strap Inserts stripped

Postby purdyd » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:00 pm

I’ve used jb weld but I think metal inserts if you are removing all the time are the way to go.

I think slingshot needs to up their insert game.

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Re: Foil Strap Inserts stripped

Postby darippah » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:59 pm

purdyd wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:00 pm
I’ve used jb weld but I think metal inserts if you are removing all the time are the way to go.

I think slingshot needs to up their insert game.
How would I install metal inserts? Helicoil right into the plastic?

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Re: Foil Strap Inserts stripped

Postby purdyd » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:02 pm

darippah wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:59 pm
purdyd wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:00 pm
I’ve used jb weld but I think metal inserts if you are removing all the time are the way to go.

I think slingshot needs to up their insert game.
How would I install metal inserts? Helicoil right into the plastic?
I haven’t done it. I was concerned with the diameter of the helicoil.

But foot hooks, and jumping with straps and foils I think puts a lot stress on inserts.

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Re: Foil Strap Inserts stripped

Postby darippah » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:22 pm

purdyd wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:02 pm
darippah wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:59 pm
purdyd wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:00 pm
I’ve used jb weld but I think metal inserts if you are removing all the time are the way to go.

I think slingshot needs to up their insert game.
How would I install metal inserts? Helicoil right into the plastic?
I haven’t done it. I was concerned with the diameter of the helicoil.

But foot hooks, and jumping with straps and foils I think puts a lot stress on inserts.
Gonna go with #14 screws. If that doesn’t work I’ll try helicoil

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Re: Foil Strap Inserts stripped

Postby Foil » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:21 pm

one of my foiling buddies recently used helicoils to secure his straps, he rides hard and fast and boosts big as well, so tests to the limit. jb will not work, resin injection is not great, wooden matchsticks work, but not for long term use.
helicoils work, but you need to get the right tools and bits, go online to watch the you tube videos on how to do helicoil inserts.
they work well.

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Re: Foil Strap Inserts stripped

Postby darippah » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:38 pm

Foil wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:21 pm
one of my foiling buddies recently used helicoils to secure his straps, he rides hard and fast and boosts big as well, so tests to the limit. jb will not work, resin injection is not great, wooden matchsticks work, but not for long term use.
helicoils work, but you need to get the right tools and bits, go online to watch the you tube videos on how to do helicoil inserts.
they work well.
Good to know ! I’ve never done a helicoil before. Does this kit have everything I need?

CO-Z 131 pc Stripped Thread Rethread Recoil Repair Kit Metric M5 M6 M8 M10 M12

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Re: Foil Strap Inserts stripped

Postby davesails7 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:55 am

You're talking about the type where you screw right into a plastic block right?

Going up one diameter size worked for me in the past as well.

Also, I used longer screws and cut off the pointed part. You don't need the pointed part of the screw for this application, and it gives you more threads to engage.


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