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Normal wear n tear, or defect?

post #1 of 11
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Hi everyone,

I bought armada arv's 2010 model a couple months ago, and have used them about 4-5 days so far. They were brand new when I received them and through these days of skiing, I have noticed more and more chips in the top sheet. Now a ton of the top sheet along the edge of the skis is either chipped off completely or scraped.

 

I did not abuse my skis and bang them around, though I did have a nasty fall resulting in a broken hip from a 20+ foot drop. (not into powder, but onto a groomed surface)

 

The question I'm  wondering is if this is a defect, or if its just normal to have it seem this abused this early on, considering my fall.

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 11

I bet they are banging together a lot more than you think they are.

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post

I bet they are banging together a lot more than you think they are.

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Skis don't chip on their own or get lots of chips and scrapes from one fall.  You obviously bang them together a lot when you ski.

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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post

I bet they are banging together a lot more than you think they are.

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Skis don't chip on their own or get lots of chips and scrapes from one fall.  You obviously bang them together a lot when you ski.

Clicking them together to knock the snow off them while riding the lift dings them up like that a lot.
 

post #5 of 11

Kinda OT, but where are you skiing that has 20+  foot drops to groomers?

post #6 of 11

More pizza, less french fries.

post #7 of 11

ARV's tend to chip on the top sheet.  No worry, it doesn't affect the performance.

post #8 of 11

All of the above is true. And likely. None suggests defects. Want bomber topsheets, buy from majors and then keep them in the front room. Wax both sides before visitors show up. 

post #9 of 11

I remember the original AR5 and ARV? from 03/04 topsheets chipped really easily.  This was when they were built by Elan.  Anybody know if these ARV's in question are built by Elan or Atomic?

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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post

I bet they are banging together a lot more than you think they are.


Unprotected banging is a cause #1 of the top sheet chipping. I bet your skis are doing it a lot while you are not watching

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Originally Posted by beyond View Post

All of the above is true. And likely. None suggests defects. Want bomber topsheets, buy from majors and then keep them in the front room. Wax both sides before visitors show up. 


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