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  • 9' Broken in half X2

    Hi all,

    I was out this morning in pretty small surf (2'-3') at a local beach break and on the "last wave of the day" I popped off the board at the end of the wave and went to collect it after the wave passed, only to find it split in half, only being held together by the bottom bamboo layer. This is especially heartbreaking for two reasons:

    1) The board has been ridden maybe 15 times. Not a mark on it.

    2) This board was purchased to replace another Flexflight which had snapped in nearly the exact same place in similar conditions!

    I don't surf big waves. Heck, they don't usually get bigger than 4'-6' where I surf here in Los Angeles. I also take really good care of my equipment and it sucks to put a new-looking board that's in two pieces back into a new board bag bought just to protect this board as the last one was getting marked up on the rails from only using a sock.

    I've also never broken a board before these two. The latest victim is a current model, and it's quite thin relative to it's length. Can anyone offer up some evidence that this may be a contributing factor, and/or give me some evidence to support why I should buy another? I liked the way the first board rode; that's why I bought another. It's light, has a good shape, and snaps nicely for a longboard, but I'm not made of money and at over $1600 invested in what is now scrap pains me to no end.

    Thanks for any advice,

    Warren.

  • #2
    I'd shoot Chris an email at chris.cary@firewiresurfboards.com

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    • #3
      Thanks for the advice. I've contacted Chris and he provided me with a quick response.

      Cheers,

      Warren.

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      • #4
        What did he say warren? I'm about to buy a firewire, but nervous because I've heard so many reports of snapping boards

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        • #5
          Originally posted by garek007 View Post
          What did he say warren? I'm about to buy a firewire, but nervous because I've heard so many reports of snapping boards
          ??? so many... no way its a high percentage compared to whats out there..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by garek007 View Post
            What did he say warren? I'm about to buy a firewire, but nervous because I've heard so many reports of snapping boards
            Buy something else if you're worried.
            Have fun on it.

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