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Safety issue? Warranty?

post #1 of 7
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Hi all
Was working on the edges of my blizzard mag 7.6s

I saw a little split in the sidewall And the base edge is uneven at that spot - as in my fingernail catches going tip to tail and "drops" going tail to tip

Any thoughts? One pic is "as is" and the other with me pressing down on the toe piece

Ski em? Trash em? Dealer return em?

Thanks
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post #2 of 7
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post #3 of 7

Did you drop on a rock? The metal edge looks like it has a ding in it just in front of the split.

post #4 of 7
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I don't recall anything dramatic - but my brother also skied these a fair bit and weighs in around three bills. Of course it may have even this way for months

The edge is uneven but I can't say for sure if it us split through or just dinged a bit


I can't really imagine the underfoot part of the ski coming apart - but I'd rather not find out the hard way either


Another Q: should I post in a different forum?(which?)

Thanks
post #5 of 7

The ski doesn't look to me like it landed on anything like a rock. Landing on a rock would dimple/collapse the edge towards the topsheet. This looks like the ski was over flexed or de-cambered such as bridging a couple moguls. A picture of the base edge might help to determine if there was an impact from the bottom. Warranty coverage will depend a lot on how the rest of the ski looks (beat up or in good shape), age of the skis and the mood of the warranty department.

 

Safety wise, it would seem quite likely that with the full break of the edge and the angle of the break (from back top to forward base) that it could catch on something and yank the ski. It would probably pull the edge out of the ski as well.

post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post
 

This looks like the ski was over flexed or de-cambered such as bridging a couple moguls.

Seems more likely after finding out the brother who was skiing it weighs close to 300 lbs.


Edited by GorgeSkier - 1/19/14 at 1:11pm
post #7 of 7
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seems quite plausible.  i hit the moguls pretty hard with that ski myself.  Hadn't thought of the stress induced by bridging but that certainly did happen many times, especially on the lower face of Exhbition at Abasin, the last steep part above the catwalk.

 

 

hmmm, now wonder if the binding can be used on a non-blizz IQ ski?

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