Surf Equipment Failure Thread

Duffy LaCoronilla

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I had a custom surfboard (Tri fin) where the fins were, uh, set wrong. Center fin had toe and cant, side fins toe/cant didn’t match. Glass-ons.
 
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ChaseTMP

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Another FCS Freedom Leash vote. First session was a junior rodeo hog tying exercise. I had bought two and luckily they were so in demand some poor slob on CL was able to experience the magic of the double ankle tourniquet when trying to pop up.

They were great for exercising between waves though; the giant stand-off had enough resistance you could get a decent workout swishing your ankle around under your board.
 
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chilly1

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Matunas wax:poop:. When shops were closed mom.com bought a bunch for my son. When my Sex wax ran dry i snagged a bar and that found my front foot sliding to the nose on some prime late season NW swells. Bummer
 

rowjimmytour

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Wax research I never could get the killer bumps like coconut sex wax then they changed to sticky bumps and I got the killer bumps for that ultimate traction:)
 

rts265

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+1 on xcel wetsuits. taped seams unravel after a few months. Zipper broke at the water right before paddling out.

on a mission leashes? Garbage. They break at the stitching on the ankle.
 

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there is no such thing as all season wax.

also happy to chip in and say xcel suits are garbage. leaked badly at the crotch on the second session. To their credit, everything was warm except my nuts.
 

rowjimmytour

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there is no such thing as all season wax.

also happy to chip in and say xcel suits are garbage. leaked badly at the crotch on the second session. To their credit, everything was warm except my nuts.
Only for basecoat tropical works all year long.
 

rgruber

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I'm a big Xcel fan but I bought 2 Xcels last year a 4/3 and 5/4 and they both leaked in crotch from get go.

When I compare with older versions of same suits it looks like the tape around there used to be wider. Thinking they might be stretching and leaking around the tape or something. Reminds me I need to send in while it's warm.
 

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