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Water ramping off season

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I know this is an obscure question, but has anyone out there done water ramping? Just wondering if low levels of chlorine in a pool will damage a ski binding. My 7 year old has outgrown the skis he ramped with over the summer, but I was hoping to pull the bindings and use them one more season. He was just a part timer, had a hour of pool training twice a week. Thanks!
post #2 of 8

Go to a ski shop and have them release checked.  At least you'll know if the DIN is in spec, and that is cheap insurance.

post #3 of 8

It should not damage them at all. I used skis I ramped with for years without any problems.

I am planning to ski on the the equipment I ramped with two weeks ago. I will have the binding reset an checked as we crank up the din and move the bindings forward for the pool.

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the responses and reminding me that his DIN setting had been cranked pretty high as well for the splash landings.  Definitely heading to a local shop with these. I am still getting used to having a seven year old training on a Freestyle team.  I guess this is what happens when you put your kid on skis in the driveway before he was walking. The boots made such good leg braces! biggrin.gif

post #5 of 8

I don't think the water would damage them but I do think the grease would need replacing.  What didn't get washed away probably doesn't like chlorine much.  Since you're going to a shop, make sure they know that they grease needs to be replaced.  Probably wouldn't hurt to have the old stuff washed out and not just add to it.  Not sure that is required though.

 

I don't think "not doing" anything is bad (outside of resetting the torque), but I do think going through a preventive maintenance check/re-grease is better.

 

Keep in mind with a 7 y/o, or any other age growing child, you should check the torque setting every year even if on the same gear as they are growing and ability is improving.

post #6 of 8

I wish I still had the gear from the early 80s I trained on at freestyle camp one summer.... just for nostalgia though.  I'd ski it for retro day.    It was freshwater, but I don't think that chlorine would do any more harm.  The bindings should be fine.  Skis would be OK assuming the bindings don't have extra holes under them that aren't plugged.  Skis get really wet skiing in slush every spring and somewhat wet every trip as they thaw out in the box on the way home and when you bring them in to put them up. 

post #7 of 8
My thinking on this wasn't so much from them getting wet but the washing action that would happen when you land in the water. It would be like spraying them with a high pressure garden hose. They put the grease in there for a reason.
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

My thinking on this wasn't so much from them getting wet but the washing action that would happen when you land in the water. It would be like spraying them with a high pressure garden hose. They put the grease in there for a reason.


Not really that different from hitting the slush puddles at the bottom of the hill at 15 mph on a warm spring day.  Folks ski slush bumps and hit jumps in the mountain and land in slush all the time.

 

Just had a flashback to the old days.  What may have been the worst thing when hitting the water ramp jumps was skiing on the hard plastic bristles.  We sprayed the bases with WD40 before every runroflmao.gif


Edited by crgildart - 9/30/12 at 11:57am
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