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Fixing damaged ski from tree impact

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A friend's family came skiing with us and the son hit a tree due to icy surface and cracked the tip of a new pair of Dynastar (on seasonal rental). He came away shocked but not physically harmed. Poor kid has been snow ploughing for two days on green runs and I hope this hasn't discouraged the family.

 

About the skis, I am not sure what advice to them. Surely it has to go back to the shop. In the event that they have to pay for the damaged skis, and I believe the manufacture's warranty doesn't cover impact related damage, can I somehow clamp/epoxy the tip and use it for the rest of the season or it would be too dangerous to ski on? There is a visible crack, probably 50% damage (topsheet okay, base damaged) about 3 inches from the tip of ski, where the metal edge rails end.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 8

Eek. I don't think I would ski on that ski. Based on the placement, it may not interfere with his skiing TOO much (although I can't be sure - someone else will surely know more), but that's not a risk you want to take. Especially with a young skier who is already intimidated because of a frightening experience. This might be one of those times that it's best to suck it up, take the ski to the shop, pay the loss/damage waiver, and get a clean pair of skis for the season. Those seasonal rentals tend not to be too expensive. There was a thread on Epic earlier this season (http://www.epicski.com/t/109772/advancing-little-girl-skis-ill-try-to-be-specific-may-need-soon#post_1428031) that involved lost seasonal rentals, and, if I remember correctly, the replacement cost was something around $175 (but look at the thread to double check). I know spending the money isn't that appealing, but it might be better than having him ski on an unsafe ski and then pissing off the shop on top of it all.

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Thanks, I will pass the advice on and let the parents decide. We are unfortunately seeing the end of the season here (Montreal, Quebec) due to the lack of snow. The damaged skis were brand new Dynastar Contact. 

 

I feel really BAD as the last time we planned a family badminton match, someone broke into the gym lockers and took all our wallets and phones...


Edited by Skid - 2/8/12 at 9:57am
post #4 of 8

Ohh . . . that's not good. Not a good track record. Sounds like you are vacationing with the Griswolds!

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Thanks, I will pass the advice on. Will the parents decide. We are unfortunately seeing the end of the season here (Montreal, Quebec) due to the lack of snow.


Not yet, might still get a month out of it, but a bit icy instead of perfect compacted snow (don't think I've ever seen that this year).
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Not yet, might still get a month out of it, but a bit icy instead of perfect compacted snow (don't think I've ever seen that this year).


Judging by how crowded Bromont was yesterday - not a particularly great day. I get the feeling that most people have given up waiting for the GOOD snow. We are definitely in the "ski while you can" mode.

 


 

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Ohh . . . that's not good. Not a good track record. Sounds like you are vacationing with the Griswolds!


In this case, I feel like we are the Griswolds! We invited them on both occassions :)

 

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Judging by how crowded Bromont was yesterday - not a particularly great day. I get the feeling that most people have given up waiting for the GOOD snow. We are definitely in the "ski while you can" mode.


Yeah I don't bother driving to the hills an hour or more away any more, the snow isn't worth it. Now I just go to St. Bruno when there's no people, get a few hours of exercise and go home, at least it's only 20 minutes away.
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Good news: The rental people are quite good about it. The skis were replaced, no damage waiver.

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