I have also problems with 2 of mine North Vegas 08. I have been kiteing with North Vegas since 2004. The old one had verry good quality, but the new one have started to open up in the struts and this after a 1/2 year of use. My local shop have sent this complain to North 3 months ago, but have not get any response yet
They have not reinforce this in the 2009 model.