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    Had a cracking day on the slalom kit on Saturday. Wind picked up enough to get out on Mistral AB 110SL with a Deb SL1 40 under it. Fin felt good and was giving a really nice foiling feel but creaking quite heavily. Then this happened...

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    Two thirds of the fin vanished with a bang leaving a slightly limp layer of carbon with orange on one side. Never seen one go quite like this, anyone experienced similar?

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    Wow complete delam, I've seen some good banana split impressions and full on snap off at the base of the head but thats a first, good work.

    If you bought it new I would suspect that its a manufacturing defect first of all as impact would have sheared the other side as well, was it your first use?
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    Never seen one go like that, as JK says, banana split at the end I have seen but to rip half off must be a manufacturing fault.
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    Thanks chaps! Not first use and bought second hand unfortunately for me. I've only used it around 4 times though.

    To be fair I bought it from Dan Ellis so it has probably had a bit of a hard life! I still wouldn't expect it to fail in such a dramatic fashion though.

    Maybe g10 would be better for a replacement!!

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    A 41cm S12 available here, its a good fin. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Select-Eli...#ht_748wt_1255
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