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DaKine Core Contour can be broken

I'm have been sailing something like 15 years with DaKine Core Contour footstraps. Personally, I find these the best footbands out there. Okay, adjustment is trickier, but I'm willing to except that for the comfort of these straps.
Last week I used my JP Single Thruster 99 Pro for the first time. I had recently put a set of used (black) DaKine Core Contours on it.

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While sailing, the footstrap felt too large, foot was not secured. Checked the strap on the beach, the footstrap was broken. The footstrap was elastic.
There is a plastic/rubber strip running through the footstrap. The screws are also going through that strip. That strip was ripped.
The plastic was even broken on both sides.

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No idea if that has happened during surfing or that it was already when I screwed it on.
The other two footstraps are oke, not even a crack in the plastic.
Also checked some of my other Core Contours, this is really the only one, the others dont even have a tiny crack in it.
One set, is the first set I bought 15 years ago.
I don't know what the previous owner has done with this one. But they don't break easily.

Are you surfing Core Contours, check them, but I don't think you will find any cracks