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Edge and Base Damage at Tip

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

No idea how or when this happened skiing today, noticed when loading in the car.  Damage is at the tip, dented in and base pushed out. Damage is on inside edge on Blizzard Bonafide's. Is this something that can be repaired easily by a good shop?

 

Thanks

 

post #2 of 19

That kind of damage usually happens under the boot where it requires the damage to be cut out and a new section of edge to be laminated in place and base repairs..  In this case it can probably just be sealed with epoxy and it will be a functional repair to prevent delamination.  That looks like a hard impact to the side of the tip and would be expensive to make cosmetically nice with repair to the edge, top and side.

post #3 of 19

If it were me, I'd squirt some epoxy in there and then use a screw clamp to try to force the layers back together, making sure not to epoxy the clamp to the skis permanently.  Then, I'd go at the base and side with some files until it's relatively smooth.  Luckily it's at the tip and doesn't really matter much.  Good luck.

post #4 of 19

I repair these on average once a week.  The edge needs to be straightened as much as possible, and only then will the base be able to flatten out.  Hope you have a good shop nearby, that's a tough repair to do perfectly.  You could also cut out the base along the bend, leave the bend in the edge, and epoxy.

post #5 of 19

Chenzo, what is the shop cost for a repair like that? Just curious what is customary in your area.

post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
 

Chenzo, what is the shop cost for a repair like that? Just curious what is customary in your area.

I charge $20, sometimes $10 if you also get a shop tune.  Straightening of the edge is rather archaic, you prolly wouldn't want to watch if you value your skis highly.  Kinda like knee surgery.

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Chenzo View Post
 

I charge $20, sometimes $10 if you also get a shop tune.  Straightening of the edge is rather archaic, you prolly wouldn't want to watch if you value your skis highly.  Kinda like knee surgery.

I assume by archaic you mean a hammer and chisel to push edge out.  I am not concerned at all from a cosmetic standpoint, I want the ski to be functional.  The good news is that the damage cannot be seen from the top sheet, this is why I did not notice until after skiing. 

 

I appreciate all the responses, glad to know it can be repaired.  I have lined up someone to take a look this week, he is has decades of repair and tuning experience and stated he has repaired much worse damage. 

post #8 of 19
Yea. that's not on the ski to snow contact area so like said above, flatten it and seal it. you'll be fine.
post #9 of 19

The base is bubbled, so either you straighten the edge, or you cut out base material.  You can't flatten it as is.

post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Chenzo View Post

The base is bubbled, so either you straighten the edge, or you cut out base material.  You can't flatten it as is.


 



That spot is up on the tip of the ski, its not in contact with the snow, it's basically a cosmetic repair.
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Chenzo View Post
 

The base is bubbled, so either you straighten the edge, or you cut out base material.  You can't flatten it as is.

 



That spot is up on the tip of the ski, its not in contact with the snow, it's basically a cosmetic repair.


I think he means that the cosmetics of the repair are not important.  The important part is to preserve the skis integrity.  It doesn't need to look pretty!  It does need to be sealed off well as not to let water into the skis interior. 

BTW, good choice of ski.  Blizzard makes very good stuff! ;) 

post #12 of 19

It's totally unskiable and can't be fixed.  Send them to me for proper disposal:newkeyboard: 

 

Like they said, just squirt some epoxy in there and clamp it flat.  Use a stone or light file to smooth it out.

post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

It's totally unskiable and can't be fixed.  Send them to me for proper disposal:newkeyboard: 

 

Like they said, just squirt some epoxy in there and clamp it flat.  Use a stone or light file to smooth it out.


Oh you funny!  Nice try though for some sweet sticks.

post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 

Follow-up wanted to show the repair, I am very happy how these turned out. Pictures make it look a bit bumpy still, not the case at all. Thanks to everyone that posted.

 

post #15 of 19
Looking good!
post #16 of 19

Now you feel all better!  That's good.

post #17 of 19

Looks like they did a decent repair.  Now go out and enjoy.

post #18 of 19

That's a great job.  You'd have to be happy with that.

post #19 of 19
That's some fine work there, son.
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