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ashka 21st November 2008 09:21 PM

buying a second hand F158
 
In the process of buying a second hand Starboard F158 Formula board, I wonder if there's any way to sort out if a given F158 comes from a bad (structural weakness in the deck area causing an abnormal failure rate) or a good batch (no deck breackage to fear). Is the serial number of any help?

nonopr 22nd November 2008 04:06 AM

If you get an answer for that let me know. It would be a first. Starboard only sell first quality products.

ashka 2nd December 2008 04:09 PM

I understand that the weak deck does not affect all the F158 that have been built : am I right?

To prevent the problem, is it possible to track back a given F158 using its serial number or is it a gamble?

ashka 18th December 2008 05:35 PM

No answer from Starboard Team? I understand that the 2009 slalom team may be much more of a hot topic, but I have to say that I fell kinda disappointed.

mark h 18th December 2008 09:33 PM

This one is easy to answer, if its had repairs already then yes its one of the bad ones. If its not needed any repairs so far, then its one one of the good ones. If its gone from 2005 to 2008 without the need for repairs, its gotta be a safe bet!!!

ashka 19th December 2008 12:22 AM

yep, but the F158 I'm considering got so few Time On Water that it can be seen as brand new and not having passed the trial of fire, hence my original question about serial number...


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