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Top Sheet Chip

post #1 of 9
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So my old skis, I've had for 9 years, and besides for surface scratches, I had zero issues with the top sheet.

Bought some Movement Couloir this year, and found this after 6 days.

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The basics of the question is what now?  Do I need to repair it, or can I just leave it and chalk it up to normal wear and tear?  Any danger of that flap/chip ripping off?

post #2 of 9

Your links are hosed up.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Am I blind or can you not edit?

 

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post #4 of 9

IMHO ...... I'd contact the maker, show them your photos and ask them for their suggestions.

post #5 of 9

Hard to tell, but it looks like there was an impact/cut that initiated the delam. If so, no maker would replace. More generally, indie skis tend to chip/delam more than majors in my experience. Just comes with the territory. So could be a combination of your bad luck and skis that aren't as bomber as some. 

 

Incidentally, not helpful for a newbie to rant at a respected member of the community about whether or not they can deal with your links. I had trouble with them too. And I don't like downloading stuff from someone I'ver never heard of anyway. Maybe, like the topsheet, it was (gasp) your doing, not someone else's. wink.gif

post #6 of 9
Ditto on what beyond said. A little concerned on the placement of the chip/delam so close to the binding. But if maker won't replace then a shop should be able to seal it.

As to the OP's second post - I don't think he was venting on mtcyclist, rather expressing frustration at not being able to edit his original post. Ya, I originally went the WTF route too until I realized that was what he was trying to say. Correct me if I am wrong OP.
post #7 of 9
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Totally not a rant at mtcyclist. 
Most forums I've used have a pretty clear post edit button so I could fix up my first post, but couldn't find it.  Should have worded it differently.

As for my skis, I didn't think it was a manufacturing issue.  I did email the shop from where I ordered it for advice, but I shoot an email to the manufacturer as well.
Looks like I'll probably end up taking it in to a local shop for the fix though.

Does it look more like a chip, or a complete delam?

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Originally Posted by Chingyul View Post

Totally not a rant at mtcyclist. 
Most forums I've used have a pretty clear post edit button so I could fix up my first post, but couldn't find it.  Should have worded it differently.

As for my skis, I didn't think it was a manufacturing issue.  I did email the shop from where I ordered it for advice, but I shoot an email to the manufacturer as well.
Looks like I'll probably end up taking it in to a local shop for the fix though.

Does it look more like a chip, or a complete delam?



 Hard to say without seeing it in person. It really doesn't look all that bad. I've seen and fixed worse. It matters how you go about repairing it. Make sure it is completely dry and getting it sealed off is really important.

 

The reason why I suggested contacting the maker is you never know. Some people take pride in their work and products and others.......Not so much. To say they will not cover anything without checking first is amazingly short sighted. You don't know till you try. I know If I made them you would get a new pair. One bad word goes ten times as far as a good one in this world. With a small ski company your reputation is critical to your future.

 

 I know for me it would be a long road back to confidence on those skis now. If you are an aggressive skier and or frequent rough terrains, I think it would be best to stick with the major name brands.  

 

post #9 of 9

put a bright light on the ski and try a more descriptive angle. when the sidewall is black, it's not visible. the edges look mank. how did you do that much damage in 6 days? looks like you destroyed (caused a lot of damage, hit a lot of stuff) the skis already, try to ski on the white stuff.

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