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cracked and bent edge, what to do?!

post #1 of 4
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Long story short, i was messing around in the terrain park today and landed ski tip first from 5 feet in the air. The whole tip of the ski bent up, top sheet of the skis are cracked and the edged are bent slighty ( you can see a bump where the tip of the ski curves up) also theres a hair line crack between the fibreglass layer and the ski edge. Do i have to worried about water seeping into the wood core? Do i have to worrie about anything at all and just keep skiing them?
ill try to get pics up soon


PS: The skis are 05/06 public enemies
post #2 of 4
Put the skis together base-to-base and check whether or not the tips still maintain contact with each other. If the tip of the damage ski is bent and no longer touches the undamaged ski it is done. Say goodbye to your friend and start looking for some new buddies to slide on.
post #3 of 4
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One side of the ski is still in contact but the other side ( where the bent edge is more notice-able) theres a 5-6mm gap. I skied on them for 2 hours before i even notice the damage and they seem fine. Are they toast?

PS: when you say put them base to base you mean slide them together like when you are carrying them right?
post #4 of 4
Yes - base to base just like when you're carrying them.

Sorry, but once a ski is bent, it's bent - it cannot be fixed. I've never seen a bent ski that still has contact on one side, but not the other. It almost sounds like it's twisted. If you're a fairly accomplished skier and have some carving skills then you should notice the lack of turn initiation at the tip immediately.
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