Thread: Bolt failure causes pain!
05-02-2009, 02:53 PM #1
Bolt failure causes pain!
Well testing today was NOT as much fun. I run the SS grate this year, Always ran a 800 grate. Had one crack and sent it back. They sent me a new one. Never broke a bolt.
Today I was testing my jetting and I was telling my Partner that "the ski is pulling a little to the right, Must be something out of alinement."
DAMN was that a Understatement!
If you ever think something is not right, CHECK IT OUT! I should have.
I made a adjustment to the low speed jet and did a few hole shots.
I felt something weird on the second to last one, but could not put my finger on it, Like a SHUTTER. So I turned around and tried it again.
at about 60-65MPH The ski took a VIOLANT HARD RIGHT! ( I was standing up because the seat was off) It ripped me off and a bout 50ft later I landed and started bouncing.. This is michigan, the water is about 45* right now. The 2nd thought I had was I better get to that ski or I am going to freeze to death. I swam Like the Bionic Man! It was 200 ft from me. I got on the ski to find the tether was gone. Must have ripped off at impact. So I held the button and took it in.
After loading I found My NEW SS GRATE was GONE! back bolts broke one front broke. Damn that is 300.00 I thought.
I am sore as hell but will live to ride another day. MAYBE, Maybe I am going to sell both my skis. I feel to old to do this stuff right now. we will see what tomarrow brings.
05-02-2009, 02:56 PM #2
Damn bro. Glad you got home okay. That is the important thing.
05-02-2009, 02:57 PM #3
Wo! Good thing you didn't get thrown further!
Were you using stock bolts, or bigger upgraded stainless?
05-02-2009, 03:03 PM #4
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05-02-2009, 03:44 PM #8
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05-02-2009, 03:57 PM #9
05-02-2009, 04:23 PM #10
Man ! sorry to hear and Glad you are ok.
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