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ski decay if unused/unmounted?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Sorry if this is a silly question but informs my travel decisions this xmas! I bought powder skis at the end of the 2013-14 season (March 2014) but never used them because I moved to Europe fall 2014 and only took my carvers, so they are just standing flat with no bindings mounted. I'm debating going back home now (Whistler is my home mountain) because I actually want to use these things... but if I didn't, and let them stay another season, would the skis start to lose their quality? e.g. springiness, structural stability, etc.?

 

or does that only happen once you start putting ski days on them?

 

thanks! :)

post #2 of 11
You're fine.
post #3 of 11

No worries, it takes more than a few years for skis to decay if unused.

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks both of you! :) Ghost, by 'more than a few' was that just subtle understatement by which you meant nothing will happen for a few decades, or did you actually mean something like the 5-10 year mark...? :P

post #5 of 11

I'm estimating 20 -30 years, except for water intrusion and mold damage, or improperly sealed foam core skis.

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

HA!! Ok, thanks. I will assume your first post was subtle understatement. :P

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

// double post sorry

post #8 of 11

As others have noted, they will be fine for a long time as long as they are not exposed to direct sunlight or seeing high temperatures on a regular basis.  I'd move them if they are living in a sun room or attic, but a dry basement or main floor of a house is about perfect.

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks trailtrimmer, we're in a sunny apartment but they're safely in a ski bag. :)

post #10 of 11

Ski bags trap moisture.  Just say'n.

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

... Point. I will open it up.

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