So I puchased a pair of Fischer CR classic skis for my girlfriend online and brought them into REI to mount the bindings. They unfortunately came back to me slightly crooked and off center. Now I should preface the fact that I live in an area where we do not have a local ski shop that typically deals with cross country ski gear and REI does not stock either the bindings or the skis that I purchased (it is not listed on their website either). One ski's binding is straight but a couple millimeters off center, and the other binding is a few millimeters crooked.
Now I would be ok with REI attempting to plug the holes and straighten the binding if the ski's core wasn't mostly air. My question to the community is: What do you think REI should do to correct this mistake?
We're aiming for my girlfriend's first Birkie this upcoming February and I'd like her to have a decent set of skis. I've read a previous post about REI mounting bindings on what I assume was a pair of telemark skis, but in this case we're talking about a lower end but still pretty nice pair of racing classic skis. I'm in no rush at the moment as we don't have snow just yet and I am taking the skis back to REI tomorrow, any input and opinions are welcome.