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I broke my ski

post #1 of 41
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Crap, a considerable delam under the boot heel of my V2 Genesis Chubbs. I really loved these, and would love to get another pair. I guess I was a little bit hard on them.

I'll ski the Spatulas more now, I expect.
post #2 of 41
A Volant broke? Surely you jest.
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post #4 of 41
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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post
What he said^^^^^
post #5 of 41
Is there going to be a memorial service and a proper and fitting Christian funeral?

We share you grief brother VA and out thoughts and prayers are with you and your now partnerless ski.

I'm sure tis' off to Valhalla and schussing along on cloud pow ....
post #6 of 41
*debates whether to tell VA about a pair of 185cm V2s he has, sitting undrilled, in plastic, the last two seasons having been way too short to use them...Nah, that would be just cruel, better be quiet*

Dude, feel for ya.
post #7 of 41
Unless the core is in two pieces, it's not actually broke.
post #8 of 41
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*debates whether to tell VA about a pair of 185cm V2s he has, sitting undrilled, in plastic, the last two seasons having been way too short to use them...Nah, that would be just cruel, better be quiet*

Dude, feel for ya.
You bastid!
post #9 of 41
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Unless the core is in two pieces, it's not actually broke.
How about "entirely fuct"?
post #10 of 41
F.u.b.a.r?


You can fix a lot with duct tape and epoxy (more the epoxy in this case).

Glue it, ski it, destroy it.
post #11 of 41
VA,
After seeing krp's post in this thread it became very clear to me what the solution to your "the world is running out of Volants" problem is - build your own skis. Yes, I'm actually serious. Sure they won't be Volants (or cap probably), but what is to say that you can't figure out how to build a laminate ski with a thin stainless steel topsheet? ...hm...
Later
Greg
post #12 of 41
Just wait Greg.

I'm going home next week, and I have some epoxy to play with. Something interesting might happen...
post #13 of 41

might have a spare

What length your V2 chubb? I might consider parting with my spare 185 V2 chubb (bent the other ski) which I have been keeping in-case I bend the replacement pair of 185 V2 chubbs, which is less likely since I mostly ski my 185 FBs now. The bent one is yours if you want it ... who knows, your other ski might already be bent and you could have a matching pair of V2-Chubb-Pontoons!:
post #14 of 41
I saw a used pair at the Mt. Shavano ski shop in Poncha Springs, CO (near Monarch Ski) last weekend for $175. I think they were 180's.
post #15 of 41

Say it ain't so...

Let's not mourn their passing though, rather let's celebrate their life






How are the Helidogs working out??
post #16 of 41
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What length your V2 chubb? I might consider parting with my spare 185 V2 chubb (bent the other ski) which I have been keeping in-case I bend the replacement pair of 185 V2 chubbs, which is less likely since I mostly ski my 185 FBs now. The bent one is yours if you want it ... who knows, your other ski might already be bent and you could have a matching pair of V2-Chubb-Pontoons!:
Um, if this means you have an unbroken 185 V2 Chubb that you'd be willing to part with, then I am entirely interested.
post #17 of 41
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Let's not mourn their passing though, rather let's celebrate their life






How are the Helidogs working out??
Thanks for the love.

The helidogs, though certainly a sold, stable ski, are not particularly to my taste, they seem tremendously clumsy compared to any of my Volants. I'm planning on finding a different ski for the backcountry. Hmmm.......are you still less than thrilled with your 188 softs?
post #18 of 41
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Um, if this means you have an unbroken 185 V2 Chubb that you'd be willing to part with, then I am entirely interested.
I need to inspect the other ski of the broken pair and compare it to the newer pair 185 V2 Chubbs to determine if it is unbent, then decide if I can part with it. It is always desirable to have spares for things you cannot get anymore, though I found myself using my chubbs only on really deep days, thick pow, or days where the snowpack was upside down ... which means the chance of bending another pair is diminished. I would hate to see the spare ski go to waste! Must ponder on this further...
post #19 of 41
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Is there going to be a memorial service and a proper and fitting Christian funeral?

(Organ music in the background) Dearly beloved, we're gathered here to day to lay to rest our beloved Brother Chubb. Brother Chubb led a very long, adventurous and good life. Brother Chubb left behind his other brother Chubb, along with sisters Vertex and Powercarve. Also left behind in his fathers garage, are numerous cousins ... Machete, Fat Bastard, Spatula and enough remaining stainless steel to restart the DeLorean factory. May our dear Brother Chubb slide off to the giant quiver in the sky, keep the P-tex side down and may his arc's always be perfectly carved. :
post #20 of 41
There's a place on LI with a stash of DMCs.

Where is the Chubb trove?
post #21 of 41
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I need to inspect the other ski of the broken pair and compare it to the newer pair 185 V2 Chubbs to determine if it is unbent, then decide if I can part with it. It is always desirable to have spares for things you cannot get anymore, though I found myself using my chubbs only on really deep days, thick pow, or days where the snowpack was upside down ... which means the chance of bending another pair is diminished. I would hate to see the spare ski go to waste! Must ponder on this further...
Take your time, I am a bit financially challenged at the moment.

I really came to fully appreciate those skis this season (we've had a VERY good year). All I can offer at this point is to trade a new pair of Look PX12s with wide brakes.
post #22 of 41
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
Thanks for the love.

The helidogs, though certainly a sold, stable ski, are not particularly to my taste, they seem tremendously clumsy compared to any of my Volants. I'm planning on finding a different ski for the backcountry. Hmmm.......are you still less than thrilled with your 188 softs?
For the record, I want to ammend this to say that, having become accustomed to skiing my Helidogs, I now quite like them, and will ski them until they go kablooey, probably.

Also I wanted to bump this to say that I am still in the market for a single 185 V2 Genesis Chubb (ripnbud! Got yer ears on!?). I really hate the thought of my good one unused, just sitting there idle.

They were my go-to ski during the best powder year of my life, until they broke. Please help me re-pair!
post #23 of 41
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post

Also I wanted to bump this to say that I am still in the market for a single 185 V2 Genesis Chubb (ripnbud! Got yer ears on!?). I really hate the thought of my good one unused, just sitting there idle.

They were my go-to ski during the best powder year of my life, until they broke. Please help me re-pair!
I'm not kidding, I really, really, really, really need one. That's four reallys.
post #24 of 41
Keep a close eye on eBay and Craigslist. They have Chubbs there from time to time. This is the best time of year for deals on ski gear. I thought of you when I saw a pair of Volants at Play It Again Sports last week, but they were Machetes, not Chubbs
post #25 of 41
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Keep a close eye on eBay and Craigslist. They have Chubbs there from time to time. This is the best time of year for deals on ski gear. I thought of you when I saw a pair of Volants at Play It Again Sports last week, but they were Machetes, not Chubbs
If they were 185 Machete FBs, how much were they? I'd love to get into a pair of those.

Anyway, I really, really, really, really need a single 185 V2 Genesis Chubb,

That's FOUR "really"s!!!! Which means it's serious business.
post #26 of 41
Somebody had Machetes for 200 bucks here or atTGR recently. I'm thinking here
post #27 of 41
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Ack, I better back off the Machete idea, I've been spending big bucks on, well, my *other* gear fetish.
post #28 of 41
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OK, time to bump this again and renew my pleading for a single 185 Volant V2 Chubb, I hate to start the season without these skis available, because they ROCK!

So PLEASE, someone hook me up, I really, really, really, really want one!


post #29 of 41
JB Weld Epoxy. I've fixed skis split from ying to yang.
post #30 of 41
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JB Weld Epoxy. I've fixed skis split from ying to yang.
Um, yeah......I'm not that techy, I wouldn't know how to get the glue in to where it would do any good.
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