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Created by Boothie88 Two weeks ago, 5 Sep 2017
DARTH
WA, 2429 posts
13 Sep 2017 10:26AM
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Nathe said..
It's a bit more than static. You cop them if your standing up in the water and lift the board to jump over the whitewash or when you duck dive and come out the back of the wave with you hands on the nose. The thing I don't like about the rpela is the corrosion you get on the brass connections but I wasn't keen on stickers with salt water and sand. Not sure if I'm going to house them into my two new sticks




its pretty easy to adjust the way you handle your board and avoid zaps by only grabing your board by the rails in the center
also we have a new model with domed electrode in the main unit so its easier to maintain with a quick wipe with a scourer
and for those guys that can feel any weight issue we have a pro model which is lighter for the same price @ www.rpela.com




Is the battery life the same on the pro model?

jbshack
WA, 6514 posts
13 Sep 2017 10:46AM
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DARTH said..

katana said..


Nathe said..
It's a bit more than static. You cop them if your standing up in the water and lift the board to jump over the whitewash or when you duck dive and come out the back of the wave with you hands on the nose. The thing I don't like about the rpela is the corrosion you get on the brass connections but I wasn't keen on stickers with salt water and sand. Not sure if I'm going to house them into my two new sticks





its pretty easy to adjust the way you handle your board and avoid zaps by only grabing your board by the rails in the center
also we have a new model with domed electrode in the main unit so its easier to maintain with a quick wipe with a scourer
and for those guys that can feel any weight issue we have a pro model which is lighter for the same price @ www.rpela.com




Is the battery life the same on the pro model?


The only difference between the pro model and the standard is the battery size, therefor life. I think Dave said around 4 hours on the pro model.

As for the corrosion around the brass terminals, i said i really have only ever used a fin key to chip the green build up, but actually think I've only ever done it a few times in total.

MickPC
5462 posts
13 Sep 2017 12:09PM
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The charge nodes on my soloshot transmitter get rusty, I rub some ranex rustbuster on with a tissue & it sorts it out.

katana
WA, 597 posts
13 Sep 2017 12:28PM
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DARTH said..

katana said..


Nathe said..
It's a bit more than static. You cop them if your standing up in the water and lift the board to jump over the whitewash or when you duck dive and come out the back of the wave with you hands on the nose. The thing I don't like about the rpela is the corrosion you get on the brass connections but I wasn't keen on stickers with salt water and sand. Not sure if I'm going to house them into my two new sticks





its pretty easy to adjust the way you handle your board and avoid zaps by only grabing your board by the rails in the center
also we have a new model with domed electrode in the main unit so its easier to maintain with a quick wipe with a scourer
and for those guys that can feel any weight issue we have a pro model which is lighter for the same price @ www.rpela.com




Is the battery life the same on the pro model?


yep Darth the pro model has 3.5- 4hr run time

katana
WA, 597 posts
13 Sep 2017 12:30PM
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MickPC said..
The charge nodes on my soloshot transmitter get rusty, I rub some ranex rustbuster on with a tissue & it sorts it out.


hi Mick thanks il check it out some crew use tomato sauce also leave overnight then hose off

Nathe
WA, 263 posts
13 Sep 2017 1:16PM
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All in all it's a good product but you still get small boots when you hold the board on the rails and lift it out the water. The new model looks good but I'm not keen on spending another $400 on a unit considering mines only 14 months old

MickPC
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13 Sep 2017 2:52PM
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katana said..

MickPC said..
The charge nodes on my soloshot transmitter get rusty, I rub some ranex rustbuster on with a tissue & it sorts it out.



hi Mick thanks il check it out some crew use tomato sauce also leave overnight then hose off


Gday Dave...give it about 3 mins mate

Greenroom
WA, 7336 posts
13 Sep 2017 3:10PM
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jbshack said..

DARTH said..


katana said..



Nathe said..
It's a bit more than static. You cop them if your standing up in the water and lift the board to jump over the whitewash or when you duck dive and come out the back of the wave with you hands on the nose. The thing I don't like about the rpela is the corrosion you get on the brass connections but I wasn't keen on stickers with salt water and sand. Not sure if I'm going to house them into my two new sticks






its pretty easy to adjust the way you handle your board and avoid zaps by only grabing your board by the rails in the center
also we have a new model with domed electrode in the main unit so its easier to maintain with a quick wipe with a scourer
and for those guys that can feel any weight issue we have a pro model which is lighter for the same price @ www.rpela.com





Is the battery life the same on the pro model?



The only difference between the pro model and the standard is the battery size, therefor life. I think Dave said around 4 hours on the pro model.

As for the corrosion around the brass terminals, i said i really have only ever used a fin key to chip the green build up, but actually think I've only ever done it a few times in total.


Dave, you have a little Jack Russell

jbshack
WA, 6514 posts
13 Sep 2017 4:04PM
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Greenroom said..

jbshack said..


DARTH said..



katana said..




Nathe said..
It's a bit more than static. You cop them if your standing up in the water and lift the board to jump over the whitewash or when you duck dive and come out the back of the wave with you hands on the nose. The thing I don't like about the rpela is the corrosion you get on the brass connections but I wasn't keen on stickers with salt water and sand. Not sure if I'm going to house them into my two new sticks







its pretty easy to adjust the way you handle your board and avoid zaps by only grabing your board by the rails in the center
also we have a new model with domed electrode in the main unit so its easier to maintain with a quick wipe with a scourer
and for those guys that can feel any weight issue we have a pro model which is lighter for the same price @ www.rpela.com






Is the battery life the same on the pro model?




The only difference between the pro model and the standard is the battery size, therefor life. I think Dave said around 4 hours on the pro model.

As for the corrosion around the brass terminals, i said i really have only ever used a fin key to chip the green build up, but actually think I've only ever done it a few times in total.



Dave, you have a little Jack Russell


Im not sure what your issue is, but Dave and i get along just fine. Truth is i know he very busy, (Hopefully fixing my board) so why should i not answer if i can.. Im sure if Dave had an issue he would say..

jbshack
WA, 6514 posts
13 Sep 2017 4:11PM
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Nathe said..
All in all it's a good product but you still get small boots when you hold the board on the rails and lift it out the water. The new model looks good but I'm not keen on spending another $400 on a unit considering mines only 14 months old


Remember your not replacing the entire unit, its now just the skeleton that gets fitted to the board, the unit swaps board to board..
So only $60 or around $150.00 installed..(Depending on who does it)..

Out of interest if you have the old style (Surfsafe) permanently fitted than apparently the new units give slightly less shock. But me honestly i didn't really notice the difference. (Yes i had the original and still do, plus the new version)..

Nathe
WA, 263 posts
13 Sep 2017 4:26PM
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I'm talking about switching battery packs to the new style not the housing . If the battery is only $60 I got ripped offand yeah mate I know about the skeleton I've got it in a few boards

mocha1
WA, 701 posts
13 Sep 2017 4:32PM
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I don't mind the shock- at least you know it's on and working

jbshack
WA, 6514 posts
13 Sep 2017 4:37PM
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Nathe said..
I'm talking about switching battery packs to the new style not the housing . If the battery is only $60 I got ripped offand yeah mate I know about the skeleton I've got it in a few boards


Ok sorry i wasn't sure and just wanted to share. The battery is obviously part of the unit. I cant remember how many times Dave said they can be re charged, but my surf safe is coming up to 4 years old..


Greenroom
WA, 7336 posts
13 Sep 2017 6:05PM
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jbshack said..

Greenroom said..


jbshack said..



DARTH said..




katana said..





Nathe said..
It's a bit more than static. You cop them if your standing up in the water and lift the board to jump over the whitewash or when you duck dive and come out the back of the wave with you hands on the nose. The thing I don't like about the rpela is the corrosion you get on the brass connections but I wasn't keen on stickers with salt water and sand. Not sure if I'm going to house them into my two new sticks








its pretty easy to adjust the way you handle your board and avoid zaps by only grabing your board by the rails in the center
also we have a new model with domed electrode in the main unit so its easier to maintain with a quick wipe with a scourer
and for those guys that can feel any weight issue we have a pro model which is lighter for the same price @ www.rpela.com







Is the battery life the same on the pro model?





The only difference between the pro model and the standard is the battery size, therefor life. I think Dave said around 4 hours on the pro model.

As for the corrosion around the brass terminals, i said i really have only ever used a fin key to chip the green build up, but actually think I've only ever done it a few times in total.




Dave, you have a little Jack Russell



Im not sure what your issue is, but Dave and i get along just fine. Truth is i know he very busy, (Hopefully fixing my board) so why should i not answer if i can.. Im sure if Dave had an issue he would say..


No issues, just replying honestly as I saw it. Pretty funny
If Dave is too busy then pimp away
I'm off to kill some sharks

oz surf
WA, 297 posts
13 Sep 2017 8:29PM
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Get some for me Greeny.
Sure could do with getting rid of culling some round here too.

katana
WA, 597 posts
14 Sep 2017 10:48AM
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Nathe said..
All in all it's a good product but you still get small boots when you hold the board on the rails and lift it out the water. The new model looks good but I'm not keen on spending another $400 on a unit considering mines only 14 months old


hi Nathe
we can upgrade your unit next month for only $50 including postage

katana
WA, 597 posts
14 Sep 2017 11:29AM
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jbshack said..



Nathe said..
All in all it's a good product but you still get small boots when you hold the board on the rails and lift it out the water. The new model looks good but I'm not keen on spending another $400 on a unit considering mines only 14 months old





Remember your not replacing the entire unit, its now just the skeleton that gets fitted to the board, the unit swaps board to board..
So only $60 or around $150.00 installed..(Depending on who does it)..

Out of interest if you have the old style (Surfsafe) permanently fitted than apparently the new units give slightly less shock. But me honestly i didn't really notice the difference. (Yes i had the original and still do, plus the new version)..





just to clear any confusion the rpela nonactive system installed is around $160-$150 for retro fits per board
for nonactive system installed DHD and most board makers charge around $100 to custom board order
the RPELA device is online $300us plus $25us shipping to Australia
if you need it urgent we also have stock in perth

Souwester
WA, 783 posts
14 Sep 2017 4:37PM
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katana said..

jbshack said..




Nathe said..
All in all it's a good product but you still get small boots when you hold the board on the rails and lift it out the water. The new model looks good but I'm not keen on spending another $400 on a unit considering mines only 14 months old






Remember your not replacing the entire unit, its now just the skeleton that gets fitted to the board, the unit swaps board to board..
So only $60 or around $150.00 installed..(Depending on who does it)..

Out of interest if you have the old style (Surfsafe) permanently fitted than apparently the new units give slightly less shock. But me honestly i didn't really notice the difference. (Yes i had the original and still do, plus the new version)..






just to clear any confusion the rpela nonactive system installed is around $160-$150 for retro fits per board
for nonactive system installed DHD and most board makers charge around $100 to custom board order
the RPELA device is online $300us plus $25us shipping to Australia
if you need it urgent we also have stock in perth


Just in regards to the corrosion, have had mine for about a year now - no corrosion on the main connection, I always rinse it off.

What I cant seem to get rid of is the corrosion on the teminal on the top and a bit on the holes that charge the unit.

The unit still seems to work fine atm, is this something I should get onto, will this affect the performance down the track.

FYI I have every deterrent known to man on my boards ha ha, if it helps divert or put one off in the slightest then winner winner

jbshack
WA, 6514 posts
Friday , 15 Sep 2017 7:57PM
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Sorry for the poor footage, its just I phone from TV..

&t=7s

Great looking waves

IFocus
WA, 233 posts
Friday , 15 Sep 2017 8:32PM
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Three of us out about 4-5 weeks ago a white surfaced to the side but behind my mate within a metre had a look and for whatever reason decided not to take him.

He turned a asked me what did I recon............I said fu(ken big dolphin

We kept surfing as you do I felt comfortable as I use a Repla, mates were OK as they are fu(ken nut cases .

As for the odd shock from the Repla at my age any any reboot /heart starter is always welcome



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