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post #1 of 10
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OK...so I've been ripping it up as usual but this week I wiped bad (two cracked ribs and a mild concussion) and bent my Dobermann SLRs.  The tail of one ski is bent up about a quarter to a half inch and acting really funky.  Any advice on straightening it out?  On a related subject, looking for a new pair of 165 Volkl Racetigers last years, or another pair of dobie's or a pair of FireArrow 80s in a 172.  I want new boards not used.

post #2 of 10

Ooooo......crap!

 

I hope you aren't hurt too bad.

 

How are the boots working out?

 

Anyway, I usually don't go to that extreme when I want a new pair of skis.  eek.gif

post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by hexagenia View Post

OK...so I've been ripping it up as usual but this week I wiped bad (two cracked ribs and a mild concussion) and bent my Dobermann SLRs.  The tail of one ski is bent up about a quarter to a half inch and acting really funky.  Any advice on straightening it out?  On a related subject, looking for a new pair of 165 Volkl Racetigers last years, or another pair of dobie's or a pair of FireArrow 80s in a 172.  I want new boards not used.

I hate it when that happens.

 

Welcome to the club.  Don't let it get you down. 

 

How about a post-crash deconstruction/analysis.  What went wrong?  Boot out?  Ski hit a bump and cross over to the wrong side?  What?
 

post #4 of 10

worthless.gif

 

 

... except as a "heal-fast-ya-klutz"-type  sympathy thread.

post #5 of 10

This happened to my friend's Fischer RC4s last year, about 3 inches behind the tip.  No idea how this happened, but he had leased them and just returned them to the shop I guess.  The only other time I've seen anything like that is when a kid jammed his ski into a box on the terrain park, really hard.  

 

You might be able to warranty them?

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

They are five years old.  I stuck them in a vice last night to try to fix 'em but that was after a couple of micro brews and the results weren't so good...but I'll be wearing them for race league and we'll see if they keep me where I should be.

 

The crash was the result of racing a SL ski on a GS course.  I raced a local NASTAR, where most guys ski GS boards and wear suits...  Near the bottom they couldn't handle the speed and started getting weird.  Switched weight to both skis equally but too late....airborne...flying backwards...ski heels stuck in snow and my girth bent them.  My other league is a shorter, but more technical course that actually requires one to turn and ski a good line.  I'll know better next time.

 

Too bad...good skis with lots of wax invested...many many hot box cycles.

 

Fun to tell the boys about though.

post #7 of 10

I cried when I did that to my Racetigers. No chance of a warranty and no single 180s left anywhere at Volkl for replacement. We got it straightened out, but it still creaked when I test skied them, so I never trusted it to hold and ended up retiring that pair. Good luck with your repair!

 

Bent ski.jpg

 

BentSki2.jpg

post #8 of 10

Tip rocker??

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Did Crystal eat that one two?

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Did Crystal eat that one two?


Yup.....giant snowgun whale on Doe/Lower Gorge in the dark on the first night of leagues. Blah!

 



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Tip rocker??


Way before it was fashionable. Not exactly the best trait for a racestock ski frown.gif

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