I resurrected an old thread because it's the issue that I'm having. And I wanted to proved that I did search first.
Anyway, my questions is what causes this to happen?
I have this on my skis in various spots from the waist to the tail. The skis were stone ground last November, used until Feb. I do hot wax and sharpen my own ski. I brought them to one shop to be stone ground again and they say they are delaminated and have pulled away from the core (?). It isn't connected to what is under it for support and can't be perfectly repaired. Said it is probably caused by excessive heat from hot waxing.
It is only along the edges were the base meets the edge, only from the waist to the tail, about 4-8 inches long here and there.
Brought them to the shop were purchased (can't stone grind and only hand tunes) to see about warranty work. They are going to contact Atomic (2 year warranty is from date of purchase). The shop that sold them thinks it is not delaminated but they are just base high and that Atomic has put out tech bulletins stating that because of the all the metal in the ski, this is going to happen and is unique to the b5 (or something very close to that), and you shouldn't try to make them perfectly flat. Said it was probably from my hand tuning. I disagree
because I only use a 750 and 1200 grit DMT on the bases for polishing and a gummy. I did reset the sides to 3 deg. after the stone grind. Even it I did file the bases, the PTex wouldn't be high in spots. If I where to drag my finger nail from the edge to the base, I would feel the lip. Move a few inches over and the lip is gone, keep going and it comes back.
Since I bought LT11's in Feb, these skis probably only had 12(ish) days on them and I'm pretty sure I would have only used the toko red wax on them. I don't think I used any of the blue miserable stuff on the Metrons, LT11's yes. I would have only sharpened them a handful of times.
I wish I had the skis to take a picture of but they are at the shop.
Any info or guidance on how this could have occurred or if it is a Metrpn B5 issue
, would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to 1) build my case for warranty work and 2) if I did cause it, make sure I don't do it again.