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TurcoLoco
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Board Bag Zipper

Postby TurcoLoco » Tue May 14, 2013 10:17 pm

OK, everybody knows it is best to wash and dry your board before putting it in a bag.
Sometimes though it is late sunday, you are tiered, and have to chose between the bag and your expensive leather seats on your Porsche or Ferrari :) .
After your long drive sunday night, even more tiered, you forget to wash...
Do you always have to lose the damn zipper to salt or rust even if it is a new boardbag?
I just lost a MANERA brand new board bag after forgetting once...
The Zipper just rusted away...
I am considering Velcro or any other falsafe system for the lazy...
Any experiences to share?

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Re: Board Bag Zipper

Postby dyyylan » Wed May 15, 2013 12:08 am

you have expensive leather seats in a porsche or a ferrari, and you are worried about a zipper corroding on a board bag

ur doin it wrong

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Re: Board Bag Zipper

Postby tr3v » Wed May 15, 2013 1:50 am

TurcoLoco wrote:Sometimes though it is late sunday, you are tiered, and have to chose between the bag and your expensive leather seats on your Porsche or Ferrari :)

I don't seem to have that problem in my 1994 Toyota Previa.

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Re: Board Bag Zipper

Postby TurcoLoco » Wed May 15, 2013 3:09 am

Come on guys...
Seriously speaking, who hasent lost a perfectly nice boardbag because of a salt stuck or corroded zipper?
Why are most made of metal anyways, there must be alternatives...

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Re: Board Bag Zipper

Postby GregK » Wed May 15, 2013 5:50 am

Buyer beware - avoid the problem by not buying board-bags with metal zipper sliders or teeth.

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Re: Board Bag Zipper

Postby letsgoflyakite » Thu May 16, 2013 9:55 pm

Ripped a zip trying to get my board out on the beach last week. Here's some tips I was given......Vinegar can dissolve some of the corrosion, so try this before pulling corroded zip and breaking it. If slider is disintergrated, (normally the teeth are plastic and ok) you can buy a replacement slider, or take one off a same size zip, like an old suitacase. As a preventitive, I have now sprayed all my kitebag zips with silicon lube, which doesn't harm the plastic bit of zip so I'm told. If storing for a while, put a dab of vaseline on slider. Brands who use metal zips.....WTF are you thinking, do you not actually kitesurf?
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Re: Board Bag Zipper

Postby letsgoflyakite » Thu May 16, 2013 10:00 pm

GregK wrote:Buyer beware - avoid the problem by not buying board-bags with metal zipper sliders or teeth.


So you would buy a ? kite because the bag had a plastic zipper? :naughty:

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Re: Board Bag Zipper

Postby letsgoflyakite » Thu May 16, 2013 10:10 pm

tr3v wrote:
TurcoLoco wrote:Sometimes though it is late sunday, you are tiered, and have to chose between the bag and your expensive leather seats on your Porsche or Ferrari :)

I don't seem to have that problem in my 1994 Toyota Previa.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

You need a bag to protect your board from your car :wink:

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Re: Board Bag Zipper

Postby tr3v » Thu May 16, 2013 10:13 pm

Haha - there is some truth in that. The kite gear is worth way more!


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