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Rivets in the base of a ski????

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

These 'rockered' skis actually have rivets sticking out of the base, near the tips

 

is this normal? or a defect? 

post #2 of 8

If they are K2's and the rivets are at the tip and tail then Yes they are meant to be there. If not, Pics are needed to make that call.  

post #3 of 8
Sounds like places for skins to be attached?

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post #4 of 8

Not unusual for skis to have rivets on the tips--even non-rockered skis. The skin holes on K2 backside series are different. (Haven't seen many of those where the plastic screws that fill the holes are all still there.)

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

I can't imagine how I'm going to do my aggressive short radius turns without these f*ing rivets catching on the snow, or ice.

Who the f* puts rivets in the bottom of a ski, sticking out through the base, which comes in contact with the snow and ice, at speed????

 

The skis are Salomons; NOT back country or AT skis; I'm sending them back.

 

After having my van, skis and other gear stolen, I don't need this shit on top of it. If I have to ski on my 12 year old K2 escapes next season, I'll do it.

post #6 of 8
Assuming these are new, I can't imagine any ski coming with something that is not smooth. You have yet to give us a model or a picture. Any metal I've ever seen on a ski is flat and smooth and could be some kind of tip reinforcement. If they are used, then it also could be someone who lost the metal tab and filled the hole with something he found in a drawer.
post #7 of 8
Originally Posted by Phlogiston View Post
 

I can't imagine how I'm going to do my aggressive short radius turns without these f*ing rivets catching on the snow, or ice.

Who the f* puts rivets in the bottom of a ski, sticking out through the base, which comes in contact with the snow and ice, at speed????

 

The skis are Salomons; NOT back country or AT skis; I'm sending them back.

 

After having my van, skis and other gear stolen, I don't need this shit on top of it. If I have to ski on my 12 year old K2 escapes next season, I'll do it.

You must be joking right? I smell a troll. There are reasons for rivets to be in skis. But all you are doing is bitching. Give us the info we need to answer your question. What ski is it? KO a Salomon, but what ski. I can list 15 skis that have some sort of rivet in them. Are they new or used? Help us help you! 

post #8 of 8

My K2 PE's have rivets through the tips and tails that do extend a little beyond the p-tex on the bottoms, but high enough up so they aren't touching the snow on hardpack.  After the number of skis I've owned that delaminated in these same areas from bumps and jumps I'm more than OK with the possibility that the rivet may actually touch in deep and soft snow.  However, on hardpack they aren't a problem at all..  If you bought rockers with rivets closer to the boot area I'd send them back too but they are probably OK for deep snow.  I wouldn't want a ski with rivets under foot on hardpack.

 

 

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