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Foot straps screws popping out

Postby Petro9 » Thu Mar 27, 2003 8:46 am

:?: 3rd time this happens to me on my Jarvis Slingshot, the screw holding the foot straps pops out. I have to ride back, WakeSkate style! :( I do not want to over torque the set up, any advice on making this better. I was told that Loctite may do the trick.



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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 27, 2003 9:35 am

hey it happened to me a few times'what ive done now is use bigger screws
and some wood glue and it did the job.
do not use locktite/cause u may rip the whole board'better astrap off than ripped board!

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Postby Rhode Island kite freak » Thu Mar 27, 2003 11:21 pm

It'll break your leg before you rip the board apart, trust me!

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Postby Jersey Joe » Fri Mar 28, 2003 4:53 am

Lock tight..everytime..use it...I worries!

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Postby auskiteus » Sat Mar 29, 2003 5:43 am

Yea it's frustrating, I had this problem with my old drake.

Go to a marine store and buy marine grade (i.e. any) two part epoxy and a syringe (they all have them). Mix the epoxy and inject it into the screw hole. When it dries re-drill the hole the same diameter as the original hole. Be very careful not to drill too deep. When you put you're footstraps back on loosen them off a bit.

As much as I love Slingshot boards (just bought a new SX136) I wish they'd put inserts in them. I'm keeping my old Kite Animal 150 because it has inserts, it's bullet proof and when the footstrap pulls out of my Sling I know I can grab it the kite animal and will never have a problem with it.

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Postby SouthBasin » Sat Mar 29, 2003 5:01 pm

Just use locktite - I use on all my kiteboards (& sailboards, snowboards, mountainboards, etc.) - There are two grades of locktite - one is meant to be semi-permanent (blue) the other is designed to be removed (red). Use the red - it works great - DON'T use epoxy - you may want to remove the strap at some point.


PS; do you find that board a little slow with the big kite sizes (15m2 and up)?


Postby Guest » Sun Mar 30, 2003 7:30 am

Loctite is definitely good for preventing the screws from loosening off which is one of the things that causes them to pull out. I was explaining a repair for after they'd pulled out.

In answer to your question the kite animal is a slow board but it works great for holding down a LOT of kite. I've only used the SX136 a couple of times and it's quicker than the kite animal.


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Postby sq225917 » Sun Mar 30, 2003 12:24 pm

ahah, the old slingshots dont pull straps out thread rears its head.

from having and repairing one myself.
they do have inserts..... little grey glass loaded nylon ones.

but the problem is with the screws not the inserts.
quite simply you are meant to use high tpi machine screws for composite plastics and not low tpi wide thread self tappers.

thats all it is guys wrong kind of screw.
i drilled and taped mine out, put a helicoil in it.

great boards otherwise.

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Postby Kitedemon » Sun Mar 30, 2003 3:57 pm

Happened me Before.. Screws Popped out.. Think it Saved My Ankle tho' I'd prefer the Strap to go before my ankle does

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Postby qtybry » Sun Mar 30, 2003 7:14 pm

get a loctite blue or green!! dont get the red one its permanent!!

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