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 Post subject: Flysurfer Split board issue
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:38 pm 
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I recently bought a split-board. I love the concept but am having a issue getting the pins all the way in and so the board is slowly coming apart when I ride.

Is there a secret to getting the board to fit (assemble) together correctly so the pins fit in all the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Split board issue
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:53 pm 
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I also have the split board M and L sizes and ride the M hard as a eveyday board with no issues. As a habit before a session I make sure pins are all the way in usually by pushing them against a tree or sign post pretty much anything hard that wont damage the rail its very hard to do otherwise just by hand but once they're in they require some effort to take out definitely not coming out while riding. I hope that helps great boards


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Split board issue
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:01 pm 
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Same problem, need a tree or rock to get in, not very convenient. Either of you having top coat issues? Mines rubbed off pretty significantly on the black portions and I can't get flysurfer to do anything about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Split board issue
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:57 am 
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I have onlu used the board a few times, so no top coat issues yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Split board issue
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:49 am 
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Tree or post does the job. But, if you dip the pin in some silicone lube once every 5 sessions or so, you might not need to force it. Have both M and L and used them about a dozen times. So far no issues.


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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Split board issue
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:07 pm 
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Finally got some pictures of what's happening to my Flysplit. Still getting the run around from Flysurfer about it which is unusual since they have always been great with warranty work. Opinions,tips on something I can do now to fix this myself/prevent it from getting worse?
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 Post subject: Re: Flysurfer Split board issue
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:00 pm 
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It is probably strictly cosmetic, but for such a fancy board, it should look better.
Looks like a sprayed top coat of polyurethane or polyester not sticking to the layer beneath it.
For whatever reason, it seems companies are not usually eager to address this issue when it comes up. Which it does, now and then.
It may be a quality control issue from the top coat coming out more brittle than the resin underneath it, or from contamination during the build. Like if they wiped the board down with the wrong solvent before topcoating...
Another likely cause I can think of for this kind of appearance is someone using a chemical or solvent on the board that is too harsh for the finish.
Or flexing it way too much, like driving over it or something.
I have seen similar appearance on cars with a polyurethane clearcoat when they received overzealous attention from detailers.
Have you figured it out yet?


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