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foot hook warrenty

Postby neilhapgood » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:11 pm

Hi all,

I just snapped a sling shot foot hook, any idea if they cover them under warranty?

thanks

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Re: foot hook warrenty

Postby pikovsg » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:28 pm

yep. 100%

went through a bunch already

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Re: foot hook warrenty

Postby Bletti » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:59 pm

pikovsg wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:28 pm
yep. 100%

went through a bunch already
Is there a limit to the number of times they'll replace them? Is it a one year warranty?

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Re: foot hook warrenty

Postby Eltreato » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:02 pm

Oh no I just bought a set this past summer and still haven't used them yet, and they cost a fortune. I am not thrilled to know they are POSes. If I wanted something that was overpriced that I'd keep having to warranty I'd have bought myself a WOO.

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Re: foot hook warrenty

Postby TomW » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:47 pm

I've been using mine since April (5c air and water) all season. Now I it's 15c air and water.
About 30 sessions. No problems what so ever. I think they are too big ( distance from board surface to underside of hook.)

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Re: foot hook warrenty

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Re: foot hook warrenty

Postby foam-n-fibre » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:41 pm

Hey I made PVC foot hooks too. Did I post about them before or did someone else come up with the same idea? I put epoxy inside the bent part once it was shaped, to add some strength, glued on a bit of foam and wrapped with a windsurfer footstrap cover to make it comfy.

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Re: foot hook warrenty

Postby NYKiter » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:37 pm

I dont know a rider who hasnt broken these things...

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Re: foot hook warrenty

Postby neilhapgood » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:53 pm

So slingshot have refunded the broken foot hook which is great, however the UK distributor are no longer bringing them in due to such a high warrenty rate.

I am therefore keen to make some myself, I really like the look of the examples above however if I wanted to make some similar to the slingshot ones, and then use the original slingshot neoprene sleeve over the top, is it simply a case of getting some 6mm perspex or acrylic, heating with a heat gun and bending accordingly?

Sorry I know this site is for kiteboarding and not materials engineering but thought I would ask on the of chance anyone can help!

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Re: foot hook warrenty

Postby jeromeL » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:56 pm

Better the hook breaks than your foot though ;)

It's breaking from riding or jumping, people seems to break them jumping with them.


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