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How big of a problem is this? (Cut in plastic cover of flag line, Core)

Postby BernieTomic1 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:57 pm

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Discovered this after my session in Cape Town yesterday.
It is a cut of about 25 mm.
Obviously sand will get into that and could cut against the line.
What would you do?
I dont have technical knowledge when it comes to bars.

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Re: How big of a problem is this? (Cut in plastic cover of flag line, Core)

Postby Toby » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:07 pm

Just tape it?

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Re: How big of a problem is this? (Cut in plastic cover of flag line, Core)

Postby nothing2seehere » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:11 pm

Difficult to say from that photo. But the questions I would be asking myself are:

1. Can I see any evidence of damage to the rope inside. Or more importantly - Can I see that there is NO damage to the internal rope (ie the rope is definitely undamaged)
2. Is there ANY danger of the bar sticking when I try and push the bar out to depower.

Better to replace parts early than take a risk. Lines on your bar are consumable items and should be replaced over time anyway.

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Re: How big of a problem is this? (Cut in plastic cover of flag line, Core)

Postby BernieTomic1 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:08 pm

Any tips on who could fix this in Blouberg?
Will try to get duct tape asap, Toby, did not bring that.
And thanks for the tips, Nothing2seehere.

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Re: How big of a problem is this? (Cut in plastic cover of flag line, Core)

Postby iriejohn » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:47 pm

Definitely check all the rope inside. If the plastic is not removable then cut the plastic off so that you can see if there is any damage.

I came back from Barbados last week and over weeks the sand destroyed my trim lines so I spliced some new ones today. My trim lines are not plastic covered so that I can see when they're damaged.

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Re: How big of a problem is this? (Cut in plastic cover of flag line, Core)

Postby iriejohn » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:48 pm

Toby wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Just tape it?
Might stop more sand getting in, but how much is already inside?

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Re: How big of a problem is this? (Cut in plastic cover of flag line, Core)

Postby Toby » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:15 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Toby wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Just tape it?
Might stop more sand getting in, but how much is already inside?
Try to rinse it if you can, afterward tape it.

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Re: How big of a problem is this? (Cut in plastic cover of flag line, Core)

Postby deniska » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:55 pm

you will have to replace the plastic PU line asap.
I had it snapped even w/o any visual warnings... once the sand is in you can start countdown counter.

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Re: How big of a problem is this? (Cut in plastic cover of flag line, Core)

Postby Faxie » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:31 pm

Might tape that superior premium German quality bargrip too while you're at it.
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Re: How big of a problem is this? (Cut in plastic cover of flag line, Core)

Postby PullStrings » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:07 am

deniska wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:55 pm
you will have to replace the plastic PU line asap.
You must be happy to see a Core thread pop up the day your's got locked

Bernie......He is making sense

Find a dealer where you are or order the part because it is not safe
There is a saying...if you think it is time to replace a part...it's because it is !!!..... and that goes for any brand out there

Which one is it ?
#6

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Or #6a

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