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Q: Skis scatching each other's back

post #1 of 10
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I haven't found out how this is happening. But it seems that my skis are scratching each other just behind the bindings. I'm guessing divergence. But I can't imagine it happening during anything I do (mostly just carving). Unless it's happening while I'm "skating" the flats. Any ideas?

post #2 of 10
Sure sounds like a diverge situation. Lots of "carvers" only carve on one ski at a time. Ask someone to ski behind you and tell you whether you're developing a diverge during the turn.
post #3 of 10

I feel like if it's just behind your bindings, it would have to be a pretty significant divergence, either that or your tip lead is far too exaggerated. Do you feel it when you are skiing? If you don't, and your only evidence is scratching on the skis, consider other possibilities... could it be happening on the lift? Or do you store your skis in a floor rack, where you slide the tails into a slot? My carvers were kept in such a rack at one point, and they had some nicks behind the bindings. How about a roof rack on your car? Just exploring all possibilities here.

post #4 of 10

Hoping you don't do the dreaded stomp on you heel binding with the opposite ski to take your skis off.  That could cause it too.

post #5 of 10

That's how all the cool kids do it!
 

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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

Hoping you don't do the dreaded stomp on you heel binding with the opposite ski to take your skis off.  That could cause it too.



 

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

Hoping you don't do the dreaded stomp on you heel binding with the opposite ski to take your skis off.  That could cause it too.



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Dreaded? What's so dreadful about it? I'd rather do that than chew up the plastic of my heel piece with the steel tip of my pole. Not to mention when I'm teaching and I'm not carrying poles. I've been 'stomping' out of my bindings for years, and have never noticed a mark on either ski or binding.

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by freeski919 View Post

Dreaded? What's so dreadful about it? I'd rather do that than chew up the plastic of my heel piece with the steel tip of my pole. 


I guess it depends on whether protecting your tune and bases are more important than protecting the plastic divot on your binding! eek.gif

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I guess it depends on whether protecting your tune and bases are more important than protecting the plastic divot on your binding! eek.gif


LOL smile.gif

post #9 of 10

scratcher.jpg

 

Now that is a backscratcher.

post #10 of 10


Nice rear entries!!!

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Now that is a backscratcher.



 

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