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Old 10-19-2014, 11:31 PM
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straps for surf racks

One of my brand new Ronix surfboards blew right out of the rack on my brand new X55 (ZFT4 tower) on Saturday. Not even used the board yet and it's lost somewhere in the South China Sea. The clamps seem to work well on the wakeboards but not on the surfboards. The surface area of the boards is so big that when they catch a bit of wind they are too much for the clamps. MC should be providing straps with these racks. That all said, can any kind of straps that would integrate nicely with these racks? Thanks...
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:38 PM
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That Sucks A$$!
Do you have the Wake/Surf Combo racks?
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:43 AM
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I had thought most new ones were coming with surf ready racks? 2014? I know my 06 and 08 the thickness of the surf board is usually causes the clamp to not be as good on a surf board.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:15 AM
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The boat is a 2014. Checking my build sheet- lists "tower racks wake/surf" and if I remember from the option choices it was wake/wake or wake/surf, something like that. The surf rack looks exactly like the wake rack except it is wider, where the wake rack is clamping inside the boots on the wakeboard. Actually thinking about it, they're almost just like my "ski" racks on my CSX, ie wider clamps to accommodate the center boot/s.

So irritating, had to order a new board from the US and shipping it over to HK is half the price of the board again.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:14 AM
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Did it blow out while you were on the water? You weren't able to turn around and pick it up?
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:21 AM
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Of course I turned around. Couldn't find it. Combination of factors - light was low at dusk, decent sized swells and wind was blowing. Tried to retrace my tracks but it could have been anywhere by the time I realised it was gone.
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:00 PM
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sorry about the board
does your 2014 X55 have the surf sleeve option for the bimini?
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:02 PM
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Surf sleeve I've never heard of... please tell me about it.

I'm also look for a mounting option (maybe above the bimini top) for this: http://zup.com/product/2263/
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:18 PM
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Here's a thread about the surf sleeve.
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:22 PM
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That looks fantastic, thanks for pointing out. I just emailed my dealer about it.
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