Originally Posted by raytseng
This is like car forums, where new first time car owners freak out on their first ding. My advice is dont worry about it, wait until you accumulate a bunch as well as some edge damage, then just take it in for a tune, a tune isn't thaaat expensive (once you factor it over all your dings).
A good tune shop "should" be able to use better ptex tools available and better skills then either your or my noobness have access to.
Just like touchup paint for a car, this is bit of an art form, have the pros do it and you can avoid making things worse if you mess it up.
Indeed I'm sure it sounds that way. I have never owned skis but skied off and on many times growing up, depending on where we lived. I would put myself at a level 6.5/9.
I realize they're made to be used and will get gouges... The main reason I'm asking is I ended up buying my Head Titans a little short (163), and was hoping maybe I could resell them and buy the right length next season. I'm guessing gouges aren't great for resell value, that's all.
Thanks for the tips! I'll have it professionally done eventually... not going to be attempting it myself. Definitely a bummer to have it happen on the first use of a 1000 dollar ski though. Oh well.