I've recently moved to kiteboarding from wakeboarding.
As my first board for kite i purchased a 2nd hand Fone "NEXT" from my local Fone dealer (an official Fone dealer in my country).
When I bought my board it was in "new" condition and came with a roller leash that connects to the heel-side left fin.
After 6 or 7 sessions of NON-INTENSIVE riding, on a beach with no rocks, or any other hazards in the water, I had a regular fall, not from a huge trick or extremely high riding speed.
The leash literally tore off a piece of the board - look at the picture:
my question is: Do I have a claim for manufacturing defect? after 17 years of wakeboarding i know that boards arent supposed to be that fragile and when there are manufacturing glitches you normally get another board.
Please let me know what I can do, it really sucks to have your board broken 2 weeks after purchase.