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Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-25-2008, 6:02 PM Reply   
doing air tricks at the cable. I heard it crack a little on the launch and didn't really think anything of it. after I exited I looked at the bottom and i had a crack square in the middle....sweet.
Old    Jerm I. Side (jermiside)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-25-2008, 6:59 PM Reply   
no way that is totally impossible...flexboards are indistructable!!!
they will probably take care of you. Bummer, but not a big deal.
good luck
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-25-2008, 7:10 PM Reply   
luckily i already have a warranty board on the way cause the mounting holes were starting to pull up.
Old    Jerm I. Side (jermiside)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-25-2008, 9:31 PM Reply   
interesting, you had insert problems first...then your board broke. where is the quality control? hope your back on the water soon.

you might consider a LF Ennen or Bonifay flexboard. much better imo.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-25-2008, 9:36 PM Reply   
a busted slingshot? lies! ALL LIES!!!
Old    Sean (slax303)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-25-2008, 11:29 PM Reply   
That sucks. I work at a proshop in Portland and we sell 4 different brands. Slingshot is the only brand that I haven't gotten a board back with a warranty issue yet. Granted they're still very new and Im sure I will, as all boards do break, Ive just been very impressed with the overall quality of the boards. I have had some issues with their D2 boots though.
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-26-2008, 5:45 AM Reply   
I thought about getting the LF press, but I can't say I liked it all that much. I really like the slingshot, I just hope it doesn't break on me again....They had a very fast turn around time though and their customer service has been great so far! I'm seriously considering the o'brien local cause they're a bit cheaper. I've got my boat board still (08 legend) so it looks like I'll just be riding boat in the meantime :-)

(Message edited by jealous_soul on June 26, 2008)

(Message edited by jealous_soul on June 26, 2008)
Old    Jonny (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-26-2008, 12:15 PM Reply   
Just curious but are you or are you not hitting the board on sliders and kickers/obstacles on the cable? If so, I guess I didnt know that Slingshots warranty was different then anyone elses out there?
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-26-2008, 12:21 PM Reply   
JD, I agree that the customer service at SLINGSHOT is GREAT! i did the exact same thing as you to my 07 Recoil (wake riding only...no rails or kickers), and they were super super quick to help me out...only took about 15 minutes before a replacement was on it's way!
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-26-2008, 12:25 PM Reply   
Jonny, slingshot does not warranty boards used on sliders.

jay, most def. they were very helpful.
Old    Jeigh Krupp (balr54)      Join Date: May 2004       06-26-2008, 12:31 PM Reply   
Since were on this issue with sling shot, has anybody had their bindings break loose when they were locked in. (The quick adjustment was locked in but on landed the binding broke loose and turned, messed up his ankle pretty good and out for 6 weeks.)
Old    Jonny (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-26-2008, 12:40 PM Reply   
So you are only using the board on the cable for air tricks and never hit a slider?
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-26-2008, 12:44 PM Reply   
...probably.
Old    Kenneth (longhornfan)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-26-2008, 2:25 PM Reply   
He said he was already getting it on warranty for mounting inserts I think.
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-26-2008, 3:17 PM Reply   
that is correct.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-26-2008, 8:52 PM Reply   
Just curious... are you using slingshot boots on the deck or some other brand of boots?

ok... so maybe i might be investigating a possible idea that a non-four hole boot could be causing some problems, BUT if you are rocking the SS boots, then i guess i'll have to suck on this twist of words like a sour lemon eh?



(Message edited by wakerider111 on June 26, 2008)
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-26-2008, 9:07 PM Reply   
i'm using LF closed toe shanes.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-26-2008, 10:45 PM Reply   
now the question is whether the inserts would be in less worse shape if they were 4-hole mounted. Im willing to bet that it would be better with the 4 hole mounting.

*RANT*"All Hail 4 hole mounting, the future of mounting!!"*RANT OVER*

maybe it is extreme to say that the wider plate played into the break as well, but it will be interesting to see what the statistics are as time goes by
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-27-2008, 7:54 AM Reply   
it would be interesting to see what happens. i'm hoping that i just ended up with a lemon or something....
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-27-2008, 8:09 AM Reply   
i was using the the D2's when my board broke.

JD...how did you get your Shanes on the Response? I have a pair of '08 Watson CT's and the inserts on the response are too wide. maybe i have an odd base plate with the boots, or an odd width of inserts on the board?

(Message edited by ironj32 on June 27, 2008)
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-27-2008, 8:15 AM Reply   
we modded the baseplate.
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-27-2008, 8:17 AM Reply   
so your's was like an 1/8 inch too narrow? did you just kinda drill out the hole on the plate a little bit...make the circular one a little more oval shaped?
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-27-2008, 8:19 AM Reply   
yeah, it was a few MM too short, so i made the mounting holes on the baseplate more oval shaped.

(Message edited by jealous_soul on June 27, 2008)
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-27-2008, 8:26 AM Reply   
right on. i'm thinking about doing that too. i wonder if it would be better to leave the circular hole alone, and just modify the one that's already an oval. other wise you could have too much play on a board with a skinnier setup. if a guy leaves the circular one alone it would keep the boot from potentially shifting i would think.

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