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post #31 of 35
I was demoing a pair of K2 Extremes way back in the day. while playing around...I turned a helicopter (a 3 for you younguns ), I landed with the one ski slightly over the other and the edge took out about 3" of sidewall. Beach wasn't too happy when I returned them.
post #32 of 35
Squaw valley and a pair of volkl explosivs...one ski gone in an slide on a deep day...6 months later... FOUND..doesnt really fall into the destroyed category but....they certainly had a good deal or rust on them...
post #33 of 35
Favorite story was the first time I broke a ski. I was about 7 years old, it was my second year skiing, and I was still skiing on rental gear from the local hill. Like a good kid I looked for anything and everything to jump off. One night I snapped a ski in half and had to ski on it for the rest of the night. I was so scared that the rental guy was going to tell my parents. I'll never forget the way he looked at it, shrugged, and hung it back in the rack.
post #34 of 35
Originally Posted by h2d View Post
1. Bent both tips of my '07 mantras to about 45 degrees landing a backflip on the tips. Amazingly they are symetrically bent, but mantra/pontoon hybrids aren't too useful.
Bent a pair of Volants in the bumps like that about 10 years ago. drove both into the face of bump and they both broke right under the toepiece, formed a perfect Y. I walked down to the top of a lower lift and rode the lift down. About halfway down, a friend saw me and had a concerned look on his face thinking I was hurt. I turned my skis sideways and he immediately understood.Y
I forgot to turn my bindings up after the summer on my 213 Volkl P9 GS when I was in a speed event. I hit a slight rut just before the end that ripped a ski off. I went through the traps om my back at 68 mph and when I retrieved my ski, it apparently bent when it hit the embankment.
post #35 of 35
Wow .... 40+ years of skiing and never broke a ski. Early, Head skis were pretty bullet proof, later never had a problem except for loss of camber in a pair of Rossi.

One slightly bent (slight crimp) in a Scott Nor-Am pole, that I still have in the garage cause' someday soon (12 years soon), I'm going to ram it with a stainless steel rod and dribble some epoxy down there and it will be good as new.

: someday ...

This thread should have had a K2 tag on it. If I had a buck for each time I was skiing with someone who had K2 come apart or develop cracks ...
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