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Old 5th April 2010, 03:32 AM   #1
axel.gern
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Default Footstrap screws

This week I received my Quad 71. Yesterday I tried to prepare it for my first ride, but I failed with the footstraps. The screws delivered by starboard are much to thick for the plugs. I am really surprised. What to do now?
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Old 5th April 2010, 11:00 AM   #2
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Hello Axel:
The new 7mm x 32 mm footstrap screws do indeed fit into the inserts in
your new Quad 71.
Starboard R&D came up with this solution (7mm screws in inserts originally
designed for 6mm) to correct the "footstrap screw pullout" issues that have
continually caused problems with Starboard boards.
So, in my opinion, you can safely use the new 7mm x 32 mm screws in your
new Quad.
If, for some reason, there are problems or issues, you should have warranty
coverage for the damage done by these screws.
Hope this helps,
Roger
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Old 5th April 2010, 03:26 PM   #3
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Yeah, I had a hard time with the 7mm screws too at first and thought they were much to thick to fit. But then I just screwed them in anyway and everything went perfect on all four boards I had. So they indeed do fit so just try again with the supplied screwdriver. Or did you damage the screws trying?
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Old 6th April 2010, 02:47 AM   #4
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Dear Roger and Ola,

thank you very much for your quick reply. Hopefully this is the solution to my "footstrap screw pullout" problem I have with my Evo 2008.

Okay, possibly I handled the screws with too much care. As you advised I just screwed. Overall it worked! But three more things:
1. I think I have a fitting screwdriver but I damaged one of the screws. I am trying to get one new from my dealer.
2. Ola: you mentioned a supplied screwdriver. I don't have one, neither from my 2008 Evo nor from my Quad.
3. While screwing I heard something like a crunch. Then I saw that some material went off on the transition between the screw hole and the hole for the antitwist plug. Do you think that I can run into problems with that, e.g. waterproof. Should I fix it with epoxy?

Thanx,
Axel
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Old 6th April 2010, 08:37 PM   #5
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Dear Roger and Ola,

thank you very much for your quick reply. Hopefully this is the solution to my "footstrap screw pullout" problem I have with my Evo 2008.

Okay, possibly I handled the screws with too much care. As you advised I just screwed. Overall it worked! But three more things:
1. I think I have a fitting screwdriver but I damaged one of the screws. I am trying to get one new from my dealer.
2. Ola: you mentioned a supplied screwdriver. I don't have one, neither from my 2008 Evo nor from my Quad.
3. While screwing I heard something like a crunch. Then I saw that some material went off on the transition between the screw hole and the hole for the antitwist plug. Do you think that I can run into problems with that, e.g. waterproof. Should I fix it with epoxy?

Thanx,
Axel
Roger already answered, but like he said, Just use a high quality PH 3 bit that you can feel fit really well in the screws. The plugs contain both the actual screw holes and the hole for the anti twins device, so some chipping in between will not let water inside.
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Old 7th April 2010, 05:12 PM   #6
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Thank you guys!
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Old 8th April 2010, 08:45 PM   #7
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Hi all,
if you use the shorter ones or thinner ones, always recheck your screws how tight they are. I would suggest to do that and you never will hve any troubles with plugs, which are broken out!

Especially when you fix your srews for teh firts time an dyou had the first session, the material around the strap can shrink a bit through the pressure. When the straps are dry again you often will recognise, that you can go for some turns with with your screw driver again.

I saw a lot of freestylers, who never took care of their straps and lost straps...

Out of my view the 6mm x 32 mm also worked fine, but all depends a bit on using the anti twist tools or not and how carefully you make your first turns. Take care that you really screw in the 7 mm straight, when fixing them first on a new board. You also can screw in just the screw before to have a better start when fixing teh star with the scew later. In the end the 7 mm thick screws give more safety!

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Old 5th April 2010, 07:16 PM   #8
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Default Footstrap screws Pure Acid 2006

Hi.
I have the acid 88 year 2002 model And I "love" that board. I have never had problems with the footstrap screws with that board.
But; I have read a lot of the Pure Acid 2006 80 litres so I have bought one and it has never been on the water yet. I shall put on the footstraps now.
Can I expect some problem with the screws in the future with that model or is it only a problem with the newer boards?
Is it safe to use the thicker and longer screws for the acid 2006 or is it not prepaired for that.
I´m looking forward to hearing from you.
John1 (Skåne-Sweden).
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Old 5th April 2010, 08:31 PM   #9
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It has 28*6mm screws and personally I never had a problem with them and I probably had like 20 Starboards with that type of screw through the years. Just take care and really push down (straight) when mounting them the first time so the grip well from the start and you should be good.

And if worse comes to worse, now when the thicker 7mm screw is available it is easier then ever to recover if a plug should get bad some time in the future.
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Old 5th April 2010, 09:15 PM   #10
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Thank you Dr. Ola.
I shall push them straight down when mounting them and after some time screw them down once more and fix them with some sort of locktite.
with regards,
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