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post #1 of 19
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Can this easily be fixed. And if so should I fix it now or after the season. BTW the plastic is sticking out and that is plastic not water.

post #2 of 19

very easy to fix, all you need to do is take it to a shop, pick it up the next day, pay the bill. 

post #3 of 19
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Can I ski on it in the meantime?

post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by jzamp View Post
 

very easy to fix, all you need to do is take it to a shop, pick it up the next day, pay the bill. 

LOL...  and that is probably cheaper than getting the tool bug. 

 

Ski on it....worst that can happen is it gets worse and tears out to a core shot.   I'd trim it if you have any kind of tools assuming it has a hanging chad as you mention.   

post #5 of 19
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Should I sand this down just to be safe so that nothing worse happens when I ski on it, and then I'll get it fixed later? Sorry for any dumb questions. I'm pretty new to skiing.

post #6 of 19

I would run a sharp razor blade, flush to the base, along and cut the protruding base material off. 

post #7 of 19

How did that happen??  Carefully slice it off with a razor or exacto knife.  If it is not still black p-tex underneath and goes all the way through you'll need to fill it or have it filled by a shop.  Otherwise moisture will soak in and compromise the integrity of the ski core material.

post #8 of 19
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Thanks guys. Looks like I only have a little work to do.

post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by pnoonan21 View Post
 

Can this easily be fixed. And if so should I fix it now or after the season. BTW the plastic is sticking out and that is plastic not water.


The blobs of plastic can be scraped away.  The edge damage is bad though.  Get it fixed.  The ski will not handle well and this will diminish you fun and progression.

post #10 of 19

If this happens while you are skiing, you can take one ski and slice the protruding p-tex off the other's base with it in a shearing action with the metal edge.  Gets you back on the slopes with no tools at all, and it works pretty easily.

 

You don't want that thing dragging one ski back all day, and the shop is going to do the same thing before starting repair work anyway (well, maybe with a more sophisticated tool....).

post #11 of 19

The ski is shot. Give it to me to dispose of properly.

 

It's just a ski. Ski it. Scrape it yourself as best you can. Spend 50 cents on Ptex. Enjoy the repair - unless you are perfect, the repair doesn't need to be perfect. Buy a new ski when you need to. Or when it will be fun to buy a new ski.

 

Eric

post #12 of 19
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The blobs of plastic can be scraped away.  The edge damage is bad though.  Get it fixed.  The ski will not handle well and this will diminish you fun and progression.

Where is the edge damage? I don't see any...

post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by pnoonan21 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Jacques View Post
 


The blobs of plastic can be scraped away.  The edge damage is bad though.  Get it fixed.  The ski will not handle well and this will diminish you fun and progression.

Where is the edge damage? I don't see any...


Looks like a big bulge on the edge!  Must be the reflection from the round thing you are holding there!  Gotta' admit, it looks that way in the photo.

post #14 of 19

 

 

Am I crazy or does the plastic on the brake arm look melted to anyone else??  Could it be that somehow, super hot iron or torch melted the brake and the plastic dripped on the base right there?  If so it should scrape right off pretty easily.

post #15 of 19
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Looks like a big bulge on the edge!  Must be the reflection from the round thing you are holding there!  Gotta' admit, it looks that way in the photo.


The round thing is the brake leg, Jacques and yes its the reflection.

 

crgildart, I think you are right here, looks like a blob of plastic not a gouge. 

post #16 of 19

FYI, I had a gouge like this recently except a little bigger and all the way to the core of the ski. The repair shop at my ski mountain repaired it quickly with one of those welding gun things and charged me $15. I was expecting their standard $40 base repair charge, but the tech told me it was an easy one since it was not against the edge, so he charged me what they would normally charge for a ptex candle repair. My point is, take it to a convenient shop and have them look at it -- you might be surprised at how quickly and inexpensively they can repair it.

post #17 of 19

Looks like a blob to me, but these things can fool you if the light is coming from the wrong direction--we've all probably seen satellite photos or photos of the moon from a spacecraft where the craters and valleys look like hills and mountains, and vice versa.

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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by pnoonan21 View Post
 

Can this easily be fixed. And if so should I fix it now or after the season. BTW the plastic is sticking out and that is plastic not water.

The problem is a bump, not a gouge.  Scrape, file, or plane it down carefully.  Assuming there is p-tex under it things will be just fine. 

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