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Small bumps on base under bindings by edges and turning white

post #1 of 7
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Help! I've noticed on my skis small bumps that look almost like the base burned. The thing is I don't think it was from tuning. Can this be base burn from skiing on hard snow that is basically ice? I train on my skis 6 days a week 4 hours a day give or take an hour.

So basically my question is:
aro small bubbles along my base by the edges a sign of improper waxing or base burn from skiing on abrasive snow?

Also I am borrowing a pair of dh skis that are not mine and I am afraid of burning them while I wax. Tips?
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Originally Posted by Lowlikearacecar View Post

Help! I've noticed on my skis small bumps that look almost like the base burned. The thing is I don't think it was from tuning. Can this be base burn from skiing on hard snow that is basically ice? I train on my skis 6 days a week 4 hours a day give or take an hour.

So basically my question is:
aro small bubbles along my base by the edges a sign of improper waxing or base burn from skiing on abrasive snow?
 

 

bumps on base under binding

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Also I am borrowing a pair of dh skis that are not mine and I am afraid of burning them while I wax. Tips?

 

use a ski wax iron set properly for the type of wax.  If it is smoking it is too hot,wink.gif

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
That's what I have been doing on my skis but somehow I have either managed to burn them or burn them while skiing on them.
Can my skis develop small bubble like bumps from only skiing on them?
Sorry I am being so naive and confusing I am just in a big rush right now!
post #4 of 7

I don't believe bubbles can result from skiing (base burn).  At least I've never seen it or heard of it.  Have to suspect iron either too hot, or too long in one spot (even if not too hot).

 

post #5 of 7

...unless water is getting in somehow?

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...unless water is getting in somehow?


Ok, that too, I guess, but there would have to be a breach in the material (base, sidewall, top) which one should be able to detect?

 

Also could be manufacturing defect, now that I think about it.

 


 

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
I want to thank you guys for all your thought into this but after taking them into the shop I was told I am doing a fine job waxing and it is only from skiing on firm Midwestern snow (ice) weird huh?
Who knew snow could be so abrasive it can cause a base to bubble? I guess this makes sense because it is mainly on my outside edges and since I train on the same edges every night and only switch to race


Thanks again!
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