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Old     (aghoris)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-26-2010, 10:42 AM Reply   
I'm new to wakeboarding, and my mom bought me a CWB Realm wakeboard as an early birthday present. It sat dry for over a month because the only weekend I was able to take it out the river flooded and I couldn't ride. I finally got to take it out this weekend and on the last trip out got up and got a good ride in after a lot of failed attempts and 'learning experiences'. We pack up to head home and being that the car was full we had to strap the board on the roof rack. We tied it up just like we had on the trip to the lake (where everything went fine), but on the return trip one of the bungee cords broke and the board went flying off the roof on the freeway where it was promptly ran over. We went back around and were able to pick up the board. It's pretty trashed. I had the binding screws in it (bindings off) and they are trying to punch out the bottom. One side edge is cracked along the length of the board about an inch in from the side, and there are a few other cracks along the bottom and one coming in from the side. This is in addition to the bottom fins being broken off and some of the molded fins getting ground pretty hard. Does anyone out there think the board might be repairable? I'm in college and have a wife and child so I can't afford to replace it. I've only been out one time but I'm hooked and don't want to have to wait until next season to save up enough for a replacement. Any advice would be appreciated. Should I contact CWB and see if they can help me even though this isn't exactly a warranty issue? Anyone have advice for repairing it? I'm pretty handy and have done some fiberglass work on cars before. I just don't want my repair to splinter mid ride and hurt someone.

Thanks in advance for any help getting me back on the water! I caught the bug and the only cure for it is more wakeboard!
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-26-2010, 10:44 AM Reply   

As good as CWB's warranty program is hailed to be, that will fall under the category of PHYSICAL ABUSE/NEGLECT and neither CWB nor any other company will cover it. Your best bet is to either repair it yourself if you can to a degree of satisfaction, or pick up a new one.

Sorry to hear about it.

Old     (hyperlite)      Join Date: May 2009       07-26-2010, 11:08 AM Reply   
Old     (aghoris)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-26-2010, 11:35 AM Reply   
Thanks Ben,

I know it's abuse. I guess I was just hoping they'd think good PR would be worth helping a guy out. I'm taking it down to the local board shop in a few to get an estimate. Depending on what it is I may let them or try it myself. I kind of hope it's repairable and that I can take the opportunity to put some custom paint on it. Lemonade out of lemons and all. We'll see how it goes and no matter what I will ride again one day! :-)
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-26-2010, 12:24 PM Reply   

Or clean it up and make a rad bench out of it.
Old     (hyperlite)      Join Date: May 2009       07-26-2010, 1:02 PM Reply   
Good pr? Hows thats good pr......
Old     (aghoris)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-26-2010, 2:53 PM Reply   
The board is totaled. Shop said it was not repairable.

As far as good PR. If they helped me out (which, again, I was not expecting) I tell people and hopefully those people would go buy boards. It's just wishful thinking from a really bummed dude.

As it is, I'm off the water until next season at least. It sucks but it's life.
Old     (aghoris)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-26-2010, 2:54 PM Reply   
Oh and Lee,

Bench it is! There's always a silver lining.
Old     (hyperlite)      Join Date: May 2009       07-27-2010, 5:01 AM Reply   
wasnt being disrespectful what-so-ever. was just asking. But i see your point. From a business POV I just couldnt see it. Sorry. BTW are you still looking for a new board?
Old     (aghoris)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-27-2010, 5:18 AM Reply   
Ya, Im looking but lack of money means it wont be until next season. I did call CWB and they made a very nice offer to send be a new board for $100 (that's awesome customer service as far as I'm concerned), but even that is out of my reach for at least a couple of months.
Old     (hyperlite)      Join Date: May 2009       07-28-2010, 3:53 AM Reply   
Old     (kellen)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-28-2010, 12:56 PM Reply   
Where are u located?
Old     (spridle)      Join Date: Sep 2009       08-01-2010, 8:43 AM Reply   
I looked at his profile, he's in Houston.


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