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Naish mana damage.

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Created by Dicko54 Two weeks ago, 21 Mar 2020
Dicko54
1 posts
21 Mar 2020 11:37AM
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My mate purchased a brand new 10' Naish Mana. He rode it twice in flat water to get the feel then twice in small surf. We were out in 1-1.5 m (3-4 ft). Just after high tide so no sand banks and relatively soft waves. We are in our mid 60's so not radical surfers. His board cracked across the bottom, up the rails and possibly across the top (under the grip so hard to tell). There is no impact damage to the front or back of the board or on the rails. It has cracked right thru the bottom deck and rails. The distributor has just said bad luck. Anyone heard of similar incidents. Tks Richard.

DaveSandan
VIC, 909 posts
21 Mar 2020 4:01PM
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I've had one for 4 years and only one paint chip because my wife hit a pier, they are great boards so you should have no issue with warranty if it's new unless there is something they know that we don't???? Highly unusual!

Tardy
3378 posts
21 Mar 2020 3:33PM
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yes...my mate cracked his in similar size ,,in half ..we fixed it ...was it a GS .Like his ?

the GT like Dave's is a lot stronger with the carbon in it ..

a wave broke on his ...it is a lot of area to have that weight of water on it ..

DavidJohn
VIC, 16218 posts
21 Mar 2020 6:58PM
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What a bummer... and yes a 1-1 1/2m wave will do it if you're unlucky.. Even 1-1 1/2 foot wave will do it but you would have to be extremely unlucky.. It's not a brand thing and I'm sure most if not all other brands would say it was bad luck.. In my opinion Naish are one of the better brands out there when it comes to warranties.

Floter
VIC, 110 posts
22 Mar 2020 10:45AM
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They should replace it,sounds like a faulty board if its brand new and not abused.
Go to consumer affairs.

DaveSandan
VIC, 909 posts
22 Mar 2020 1:50PM
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Which country are you in? The guys in Oz are very reasonable.

MLB007
38 posts
22 Mar 2020 11:36AM
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I'm seeing more and more reports of easily damaged boards.
Seems like all the new construction techniques are going to have to weed a few bad seeds out.

windsurftom
NSW, 265 posts
22 Mar 2020 11:05PM
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MLB007 said..
I'm seeing more and more reports of easily damaged boards.
Seems like all the new construction techniques are going to have to weed a few bad seeds out.


Jimmy Lewis construction is an exception

DaveSandan
VIC, 909 posts
23 Mar 2020 1:11PM
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windsurftom said..

MLB007 said..
I'm seeing more and more reports of easily damaged boards.
Seems like all the new construction techniques are going to have to weed a few bad seeds out.



Jimmy Lewis construction is an exception


Yep I have one of those too.

benjl
338 posts
23 Mar 2020 1:49PM
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Yeah jimmy lewis Carbon is awesome!

justaddwater
NSW, 156 posts
23 Mar 2020 6:25PM
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benjl said..
Yeah jimmy lewis Carbon is awesome!


The main reason I went back to Jimmy Lewis,was build quality,after 3 yellow board failures, fact!

mpg56
NSW, 11 posts
23 Mar 2020 9:28PM
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Yes i had a yellow board failure exactly as described above. It was 2 years old and was been surfed in decent head high waves. But not sucky waves but rolling reef ones. Not repairable and 12 months later not replaced because how easily it collapse and the cost. Will look at other brands.

justaddwater
NSW, 156 posts
24 Mar 2020 1:47PM
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mpg56 said..
Yes i had a yellow board failure exactly as described above. It was 2 years old and was been surfed in decent head high waves. But not sucky waves but rolling reef ones. Not repairable and 12 months later not replaced because how easily it collapse and the cost. Will look at other brands.


The 10.6 Nalu is up there with the original lairds ...IMO MR Iggy got this board right!i I .would have another ASAPif it was made at kinetic with similar construction to the Jimmys,just saying !



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