Surfriding Krashing into a 50 Cal... Stage 2!

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Are you still loving the 50Cal?
The hull yes.. everything else no lol

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Care to elaborate?
Deeeep breath... I've had several problems with the pump. Stripped threads, broken vanes, turn nozzle bolts pulled out, and the stock prop it comes with is pretty trash. I also have a few issues with the handlepole, first it's heavy AF, it chewed through pole bushings within 5 months, the spring cant keep it up. The design of how the spring mounts causes it to dig into and chew out the pole bracket/pole. The pole makes a constant squeek every time it moves, the grips that come with the handlebars might as well be taped on. Everything is so sharp by the turnplate that the cables and wires will instantly get torn up, unless you cover the sharp edges in tape or wrap your wires. And the clearcoat is garbage.

Other than that.. the hull rides amazing. It's super flickable in the surf. It can carve hard when you want it and it's an all around blast. Not sure if I had an early "prototype" version or not. But it's still a solid hull...

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All the billet and cast aluminum are total crap (its like they didn't want to make the last few passes on the mill to finish the parts well) All the hull inserts were aluminum, so also total crap. The pump is cast alum, and has super thick powdercoat on it so its also crap. The breather tubes get cut by the sharp billet parts, and will cause leaking into the hull. And the Anodizing also sucks.

This is all experience from Cams build lol


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khaos

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I cannot see any tool marks from machining on my on my billet pieces. But then I only picked mine up in January if it matters. I pulled the body apart I did not remove the engine. I'll try to remember to take some macro shots and post some pics when I get home.

I know that several people have had issues with the pump. I haven't yet. I did talk to Brian @ torrentz this weekend to establish a solid backup plan. @chixwithtrix led the way on that front so when the time comes I'm not breaking any new ground there just following her lead ...