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Why old mounting holes suck...

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
This isn't my ski. It's a left-for-dead B1 propped up in a ski rack at my hill.
Note the old mounting holes. That crack linking the holes also goes through the sidewall. I have no idea what happened, but I'm pretty sure that this is why I've always been scared to remount a pair of skis. I took this shot yesterday, and the skis were still there this morning. Hence, left-for-dead. (forgive the quality of my phone.)

post #2 of 13
That is an unfortunately common with that ski regardless of how many times it has been drilled. Seen it happen more often behind the heel of the binding than the toe.
post #3 of 13
So you found one ski that broke across old mounting holes among a couple hundred thousand pairs of remounted skis that are still perfectly intact...
post #4 of 13
It doesn't look like the old holes were filled.
If not, this problem doesn't surprise me.
Any competent shop would have filled the old holes to prevent mositure from getting to the core.
In fact, most shops put wood glue in newly drilled holes before screwing into them to prevent moisture from entering.
post #5 of 13
The location of the holes is a key factor in this case. They are in one of the worst possible places.

Funny, I saw some left-for-dead skis a couple weeks back. As far as I could tell, the only problem was a broken brake. But the owner totally bailed out and left the skis poked in the snow at the top of the lift :. I hope somebody gave them a good home.
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Voltron View Post
So you found one ski that broke across old mounting holes among a couple hundred thousand pairs of remounted skis that are still perfectly intact...
like I said, I don't know what happened. For all I know, the guy ran into a wall.

I just found it interesting.
post #7 of 13
Left for dead with those bindings still on there?
post #8 of 13
Yeah those are decent bindings. They deserve a home for sure.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
I was tempted to walk off with them once I noticed they'd spent the night at the resort. I've seen a few pairs of older skis lie dormant in the same spot for weeks at my resort.

Japan is a throw-away society... meaning that people literally just dump their stuff because storing it at home is more of a hassle than it's worth. You will see heeps of town cruiser bikes left for dead at train stations, etc.

If they're there this week, maybe I'll have the balls to take them home. Probably not, though. I can just imagine some ticket salesman running after me; "Those are my skis, prick!"

But yeah, not a bad 12 din binding.
post #10 of 13
I was going to ask if you took them for the bindings.
If they're truly left for dead, you should free them from their demise
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by samurai View Post
Probably not, though. I can just imagine some ticket salesman running after me; "Those are my skis, prick!"
If so, just say "Oh, you're right, I didn't notice that they were last year's colours"


post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well, they were gone today.

Hopefully the owner realized that bindings are removable and went back.

My guess is that the skier just left them for a few days while renting, knowing that nobody would steal them. No reason to lug broken skis back to your hotel, eh? I guess.
post #13 of 13
Unplugged old screw holes - Strike one!
Old screw holes in front of the toe piece - Strike two!
Foam core skis - Strike three!
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