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Old    James Harold (jdjjamesz)      Join Date: Mar 2008       10-12-2011, 6:20 PM Reply   
Ive broken the bolts on my switchblade 2 times in the last month ,bummed..
Old    James Harold (jdjjamesz)      Join Date: Mar 2008       10-12-2011, 6:22 PM Reply   
worst timing ,trying to finish this photo shoot with a japanesse surf mag...japan is going to go crazy on wakesurfing..
Old    Anthonyv911 (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-13-2011, 10:18 AM Reply   
How does this happen? sorry to hear the bad news
Old     (packrat)      Join Date: Mar 2005       10-13-2011, 12:21 PM Reply   
Are you using the shear bolts that come from Switchblade or are you using aftermarket. I know the brass shear bolts from the factory are set to break at a certain tension assuming those are the bolts you are talking about.
Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       10-14-2011, 1:58 PM Reply   
Do you trailer with the blade on the boat??some pics of what is broken would be nice.Guess I'm one of the lucky ones that has never had a problem with my blade
Old    Joe B (sailing216)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-19-2011, 6:21 AM Reply   
I broke a ram and found the main problem was trailering and it being stressed in the wrong direction. I haven't trailered with it since.

A weekend of riding in chop will bend my shear bolt. I probably replace mine every 2 weeks worth of boating. I have some aftermarket bolts but since they don't bend as easy it makes me believe they are a stronger brass alloy and I'd rather be safe using the expensive ones from SB.

Pics if it's something else.
Old    jack kara (ride2)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-19-2011, 1:03 PM Reply   
I have been thinking of getting a switchblade, but it seems like such a hassle and if they are breaking even worse. I was wondering if you thought it makes that much difference to have one or not to.
Old    Matt (duramat)      Join Date: Feb 2008       10-19-2011, 10:09 PM Reply   
Pics?
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-20-2011, 12:42 AM Reply   
id love to see some pictures. bummer it keeps breaking! would be interested to here more about the japan wake surfing deal too...

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