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Where can I buy ski tip protectors?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Does anyone know where I can buy ski tip protectors for Ninth Ward True Twin, 178cm, please?  Thx, Bob

post #2 of 15
This is to replace something that broke? Have you tried a dealer that carries the skis?

Some suggestions in this old thread: http://www.epicski.com/t/80723/rubber-ski-tip-protector/0_10
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

The skis aren't manufactured with tip protectors, and the tips are delaminating.  Does anyone know of generic tip protectors that I can buy and fit to the skis?

post #4 of 15
Presumably you are doing something that you feel is voiding the warranty or I assume you would have contacted the rep. But that thread had a couple do it yourself tips if you read it.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thx again 4 ur response. I'm not warranty worried; I need to fix the skis ASAP.  Yes, I read the thread; I guess there are no aftermarket protectors?  :(     Might be a good idea for the manufacturers  :)

post #6 of 15

Have you searched delamination repair? It uses epoxy, clamps, rivets or t-nut and bolt, etc.

 

I have seen generic rubber ones on eBay from time-to-time. The question is are they the right shape or have enough flex to match the profile of your skis. Hmmm, I wonder if flexible U channel rubber might work?

 

ebay: U channel rubber

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=u+channel+rubber&_nkwusc=u+channel+rubbuer&_rdc=1


Edited by GorgeSkier - 12/29/13 at 11:00am
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thank you all very much.  All good advice :)   Keep 'em coming.  There must be an aftermarket product out there somewhere.

post #8 of 15

Duct tape.  If it's just the tips delaminating it should work fine.  I prefer the classic silver look, but it comes in many colors these days.

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

 

NINTHWARD SKI TIP (single ski) after less than one season of moderate weekend use.  Please see above pic.  Thanks again for your help & advice.  I think this requires more than duct tape of any color.....lol !

post #10 of 15
Ouch! Are you really going to try repairing that or just going to find a replacement pair of boards?
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 

Both, new boards & repair for experience & backup : )

post #12 of 15
Good plan! smile.gif
post #13 of 15

Ouch.  Ya probably need a little epoxy to go with the duct tape :)   Do the whole delam fix with clamps and epoxy, then when done wrap the tip with duct tape down to where the base flattens out to hold it all together.   You'll never notice the duct tape as long as it's just on the tip, other than the improved looks!   

post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 

Has anyone tried the West 610 epoxy?  Does it have enough flex for use on ski tips?

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by relimbob View Post
 

Has anyone tried the West 610 epoxy?  Does it have enough flex for use on ski tips?

 

 G-flex  your best option from West epoxy. Also another option ski specific epoxy.  Entropy making one which you can buy in small amount. Many ski builders, including myself, using their products

 

very important surface preparation. afterwards glued up area have to be clamped evenly. Here you have to follow epoxy manufacture recommendations

 

good luck

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