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post #1 of 11
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I just bought a new pair of K2 "sight" skis the other day. I skied on them only once. After one day of skiing there were roughly 10 different places that were peeling. It was thing but sometimes as long as one inch pieces of plastic coming off and hanging off the side of the skis. This didn't look normal for a day of skiing so I called the store and they told me that my particular pair of skis is defected and they would give me a brand new pair of K2 sight based on my warranty. I loved the skis so that sounds great but before I travel an hour back to the store I have a couple questions. I looked online and saw people saying all twin tip side wall constructed if skid with skis close together would peel. I did two double diamonds with moguls and some blues and diamonds where I held my skis close together but I have a hard time believing that because of that there are so many pieces of the skis peeling off. My questions are is this a defect with my particular pair of skis? Is this going to happen to my new pair of K2 sight skis if I get a brand new pair? Is this an issue with k2 sight? Or is this an issue with all twin tip sidewall skis that I have to deal with? And is there anything I can do about it. I have heard of epoxy or putting a new layer of something on the skis. Is there any way to limit the damage to just this? I could really use any info on the issue. How serious is this? I had hoped to use these skis for at least a few seasons hopefully 5 but if this happened after one day I assume they wouldn't last long and the top layer would peel off. Basically my main question is, are my particular skis defected and would it help to get a brand new pair of K2 "sight"? And if not, what is the best way to go about this? Buy a different brand of skis like volkl? Or just try to fix this pair?
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post #2 of 11

It looks to me like where your skis just hit each other and caused those scratches or peels to happen?

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
That's what I figured but is it normal for so many pieces to peel off after only one day? The guy at the store beloved it was my skis but I certainly did ski with them close together so they did hit each other. So do you think this is just from my ski style? Do you believe this is serious or you believe this is just going to happen. What will happen if I continue skiing on these and do nothing could the top peel off entirely? Or do you reccomend I do something about it? Thanks
post #4 of 11

That's just from your skis striking each other during normal skiing. If you want, you can just round off the top edge where it meets the sidewall with a file and you won't have as noticeable a problem.

post #5 of 11

This is something that happens often with 'Sandwich' style constructed skis it seems.   My K2 twin tips have a TON of chips, scratches and peels from banging my skis together while skiing.   Some of them are actually quite large, such as one from a crash while jumping off a kicker a few years ago.

 

Get ready for a lot more of these.   You can always round of the inside top edge with a file as mentioned to lessen this from happening.

post #6 of 11
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Awesome thanks. So long term you recommend filing? Will these peels be a problem and be a problem the lamination on my skis? I just want to be sure that nothing serious will happen, that the top wont delaminate, and the design on top wont get ruined. If the sides peel a little that's fine. But will these skis last me 5 years of skiing if i file them with just some minor peels? Basically will these little peels on the side lead to anything worse or the top peeling off? Thanks

post #7 of 11

Just ski them.   They'll get more chipped up in the future.   That's just cosmetic damage that you'll quickly learn to live with.

post #8 of 11
Just snip off the peels as they happen and don't worry about it. Nothing serious (i.e. affect functionality of ski) will happen unless you hit a rock.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by jzmtl View Post

Just snip off the peels as they happen and don't worry about it. Nothing serious (i.e. affect functionality of ski) will happen unless you hit a rock.

 

This is what I do.  I cut them off after a while when they get really bad with a sharp knife.

 

The chipped edges can be rough on your hands when carrying the ski's without gloves on, FYI.  Like when you are going to wax them...

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by adashev7 View Post
 

Awesome thanks. So long term you recommend filing? Will these peels be a problem and be a problem the lamination on my skis? I just want to be sure that nothing serious will happen, that the top wont delaminate, and the design on top wont get ruined. If the sides peel a little that's fine. But will these skis last me 5 years of skiing if i file them with just some minor peels? Basically will these little peels on the side lead to anything worse or the top peeling off? Thanks

 

You can leave it as is and be fine, as others say, it's just normal wear and tear and won't affect the integrity of your ski.

 

I recommend filing as it will make the skis less likely to catch on each other. After rounding the edge with a file, use some fine sandpaper to get a more finished look.

post #11 of 11
I have some Hell and Backs that look far worse than that as I took a header in a parking lot the first day I used them and they went sailing in the air. That was in April 2012. The dings are much worse than what you show. Now have 105 days on the skis. But then I'm not using them for tricks, just normal powder skiing. The catches are irritating when I'm tuning, though.
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