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Fixing cracked topsheet on a slalom ski?

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I think I knocked this ski against a gate this weekend. The topsheet ski appears to have split around the outside tip. I think it's just the topsheet and perhaps a layer underneath that's cracked, but not the edge. Should a shop be able to fix it? Can I fix it easily myself? Do you suspect there's more damage than just topsheet? Lastly, what if I just ski it and don't bother fixing it, or just break that top part off?

 

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There is some specialized epoxy. In Toronto, try at Queensway and Islington NE corner. They should have small packs of the right stuff. Don't for to use acetone to clean and prep first.
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@Chenzo  your video needed here!

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Thanks guys, it looks like an easier repair than I imagined! Appreciate your help.

 

Also, is it normal for this kind of thing to happen in gates?

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Originally Posted by Metaphor_ View Post

Thanks guys, it looks like an easier repair than I imagined! Appreciate your help.

Also, is it normal for this kind of thing to happen in gates?

Sorry this is too easy to pass up.

Only when you try and run over the gates with the skis for the quickest line. Remember lesson 1 for ski racing skis go around the gate not over the gates biggrin.gif

Cheers,
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If you want to be really pimpin', There is a marine Gelcoat repair kit that let's you mix custom colors.

You can match the topskin color!  Marine Supply Store

 

 

http://www.boatersland.com/fib100668.html?gclid=Cj0KEQiA3bymBRC19IrD7O_NrYsBEiQAb2dpA4LjtqWdc1R8FQjvOHfiNJgoM-qryai1AOiYsCeNBtcaAuLj8P8HAQ


Edited by Atomicman - 2/2/15 at 12:55pm
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G Flex 650 is the epoxy I'd use.

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