Chris and all,
I have a 5'6" Rapid Fire SP that I've been stoked on for over the last 6 months. I absolutely love the board, but I'm a bit surprised to see the nose cracking apart. I have always put the SP in a airline weight destination surf bag and travel the 5 miles to the beach and back with the board in the back of my truck. I take care not to hit any bumps along the way, but I have these stress cracks that are at the nose of the board, about 2 inches from the point running along the rail of the board.
These cracks have grown over the last few weeks to point that the board is taking in water. Due to how careful I've been with the board an the location of them, I don't think theres anyway they could of been caused by the travel in the truck.
Chris, have you seen anything like this? I'm starting to regret not buying the FST model as I'm doing ding repair on a board that's never been dinged.
Here's a pic... it's hard to catch the cracks, but they run right along the rail and are like little spider cracks.