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Anyone else having a *way* above normal number of rock hits this season?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

It looks like a good, thick, snow base, it skis like a good snow base.

There are no visible rocks, gravel, grass or anything like that.

Then you get home and there's at least 3 brand new gouges on each ski that weren't there before.

 

WTF?

post #2 of 16

yes!

post #3 of 16

Me too.

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

am seeing some trash on the hill (as in flattened alu cans) that I never remember seeing before, but nothing enough to create the damage I'm seeing at the end of each day.

post #5 of 16

footrests perhaps?  thast usually an edge underfoot thing...

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post
 

footrests perhaps?  thast usually an edge underfoot thing...

 

never use 'em :)

Nah, I'm thinking there's something about this wet, slushy un-frozen base that lets rocks percolate to the top like brazil nuts in a mixed nut can.

Repaired a 12inch and a 9 inch gouge last night.   Same ski.   Never felt a thing.

post #7 of 16
Unless it is a core shot I can't ever tell which scratches are new and which are old. I've found the heavier I wax the better I fare in rocks. I think some rock hits that would grab and become a core shot just become a scratch when the wax is good.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

I'm repairing mine after every trip now.     

post #9 of 16

I am becoming very adept at jumptotheotherfootquick changes.

At least for what i can see.

 

:)

post #10 of 16

My skis. Are. Thrashed. :hissyfit:

 

They were practically perfect coming into their thirds season, and now in just 5 weeks, scarred up to hell. 

 

I'm trying not to think about it. 

 

I've never had any skis in this condition in my entire life. 

 

Depressing. 

 

I'm going to work on them later this week. Hope I have enough p-tex candles in my tuning box.

 

Ski light-footed, my friends, looks like we're in for a real sh*tter of a Winter. 

post #11 of 16


Surely this must be a troll......:D

 

Just SOP everywhere this season it seems!!!  :mad 


Edited by ScotsSkier - 1/28/15 at 5:48pm
post #12 of 16
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Surely this must be a troll......:D

 

 

post #13 of 16

I ruin at least one pair of skis a season.  Someone needs to design some skis for low tide skiing that can take rock strikes and not blow out edges. 

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by dwoof2 View Post
 

I am becoming very adept at jumptotheotherfootquick changes.

At least for what i can see.

 

:)

I've never been able to do the one footed drill, but somehow I manage to ski one footed fine when I suddenly have to dodge a rock with the other ski. I guess I can do it when I don't think about it.

post #15 of 16
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I ruin at least one pair of skis a season.  Someone needs to design some skis for low tide skiing that can take rock strikes and not blow out edges. 

 

What skis have you blown out edges on? I've never managed to do this, even though I have laid coreshots right along the edge several times.

 

And to the OP's question, yes, I've taken more base damage this year, but there is a good reason for that.

post #16 of 16
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What skis have you blown out edges on? I've never managed to do this, even though I have laid coreshots right along the edge several times.

 

And to the OP's question, yes, I've taken more base damage this year, but there is a good reason for that.

 

I've bent edges and had impact strikes that bend through to the top sheet but never ripped out an edge completely.  From some of the threads I've seen on here that stuff is fixable but is it really fixable?  It is always rock skiing here, daily core shots are a thing.

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