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Would you ski on this again?

post #1 of 9
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Did this to my new skis yesterday. Conditions really weren't that bad, and I don't remember when it occurred. I took the ski off at lunch and noticed the gouge. Whatever poked through cracked the laminate on the opposite side. The edge is bent but still in one piece.

 

This is obviously way beyond my repair ability. I took it to a reputable ski shop in town, and the repair guy didn't seem too confident. He said they could definitely do the repair, it will look halfway decent, but it will always be a weak spot on the ski. It happens to be right underfoot, so I'm wondering if it's worth it to keep skiing on it. It will be on outside edge from here on out, but it's going to make me nervous a bit. I'll post pics of the repair when I pick them up this weekend. 

Anyone have similar repair work that you're still skiing on?

post #2 of 9
No matter how good the repair, I don't think I'd have confidence in that ski anymore. And lack of confidence in gear is a real problem.
post #3 of 9
I have nothing to offer than - bummer.

I would probably fix it. I would also consider learning how to repair skis. Especially if you did that much damage without even noticing it. That or stick to groomers.
post #4 of 9

Wowzer!  How much did they want to fix it?  If more than ~$60, I'd put that towards a new pair.  Shitake happens....

 

I know if those were rentals and I didn't buy the damage insurance, I'd own them now.  My Visa card would be the victim.

post #5 of 9

totally repairable, with a repair that will out last the ski. try another shop that has a reputation for quality edge and base repair.

 

the edge can be pounded straight, and tacked back to the core and a base splice(patch) can be epoxied in. then re-ground and prepped.

 

the other comments in this thread are about confidence and faith, not about making a quality fix the ski.

 

jim

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post
 

Wowzer!  How much did they want to fix it?  If more than ~$60, I'd put that towards a new pair.  Shitake happens....

 

I know if those were rentals and I didn't buy the damage insurance, I'd own them now.  My Visa card would be the victim.

 

You know, I've thought about that - I bought the skis on clearance last year and only cost me $200 - I already had the bindings. They're the Scott Dozer, 2013 model. The repair will cost me $75, with a full tune. I was on the fence about replacing them, but didn't want to start a new ski search right now. I'll likely stick with these for this year and start looking for something new at the end of the season. 

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by starthaus View Post
 

totally repairable, with a repair that will out last the ski... the other comments in this thread are about confidence and faith, not about making a quality fix the ski.

 

jim

 

Thanks Jim, your comment also instills a little confidence and faith. It's tough seeing that to a new ski. The shop I took it to was The Lifthouse in SLC. They have a great reputation and have done fantastic work with other skis I've taken to them. I'm sure they'll do as good a job as anywhere in the area. 

 

I think his initial response was seeing the top laminate cracked. Here's another picture:

 

 

The white part above the numbers is cracked topsheet, where something poked through. You can see some some weakened areas on the side in this picture (after the 22* number and just past the end of the numbers). 

 

post #8 of 9

sidewall, core, and topsheet can also be repaired well. at $ 75.00 the price is reasonable. 

 

jim

post #9 of 9
What he said ^
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