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Should I pull the trigger on a pair of Gotamas that have been drilled twice for $50?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
They're last years model and in good shape aside from being drilled a couple times. How does it being drilled twice, well essentially three times once I mount a new pair of bindings on it, affect the overall ski? I assume it makes it more prone to breaking, but I'm not sure. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
post #2 of 20
Yes, it will make them more prone to breaking, but that's what it would cost to rent them for one day. Even if you can only get 10 days out of them it might be worth it. I think the issue is how do the holes on what you want to mount on them match up with the Swiss cheese that is already there? There are shop tech's here who would be better to answer your question, but I believe the general rule is that you shouldn't drill a new hole closer than 1cm to an old one if you want to be safe.
post #3 of 20
I'd ask what BSL and Binding they were mounted for and see if you can match up a set of the holes already in the skis.
Either way, its a good deal and as mudfoot said, you'll get your moneys worth for that price.
post #4 of 20
A third set of holes won't cause the ski to break, unless the old holes weren't sealed correctly and allowed in moisture. Don't worry about the holes.

As stated, the issue will be how the old holes line up with the new ones that need to be drilled. You are in luck here, the Gotama will ski well with a variety of mounting points, moving forward or back a couple cm. won't make much difference, IMO.

Lastly, it's $50 freakin' bucks. If you want a Gotama you'll never find one for less, I'd say the price raises a few questions in my mind, honestly... but it's $50 freakin bucks'.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
A third set of holes won't cause the ski to break, unless the old holes weren't sealed correctly and allowed in moisture. Don't worry about the holes.

As stated, the issue will be how the old holes line up with the new ones that need to be drilled. You are in luck here, the Gotama will ski well with a variety of mounting points, moving forward or back a couple cm. won't make much difference, IMO.

Lastly, it's $50 freakin' bucks. If you want a Gotama you'll never find one for less, I'd say the price raises a few questions in my mind, honestly... but it's $50 freakin bucks'.
Soooooooooooo, what you're sayin is...........they're worth at least $50 Freakin' bucks!
post #6 of 20
You should see if the seller will lower the price due to the extra holes...

I'm thinking $35 freakin' bucks!!!
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
lol, thanks for the response guys. I'll definitely be pulling the trigger on them cause even if i only get a few uses out of them, they've paid for themselves.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by thaar View Post
I assume it makes it more prone to breaking, but I'm not sure. .
I've broken a pile of skis, but never broke one near the binding. I never hesitate to add new holes, right up next to old ones. Go for it
post #9 of 20
Fill and redrill baby.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by thaar View Post
lol, thanks for the response guys. I'll definitely be pulling the trigger on them cause even if i only get a few uses out of them, they've paid for themselves.
What size are they...I might give you $75.
post #11 of 20
Gotamas for $50.... duh...... consider them SOLD and go buy them
post #12 of 20
Here is the problem and a solution.

Problem: A ski that has been drilled three times should not be drilled again.

Solution: Install a plate type binding that can be repositioned in case you want to offer the ski to anyone else. Use this plate: http://www.levelninesports.com/tyrol...lver-p-80.html

with this binding: http://www.thejibshop.com/Tyrolia-MO...P1980C402.aspx

or if you want something low cost: http://www.levelninesports.com/tyrol...red-p-905.html

with this brake: http://www.levelninesports.com/tyrol...15-p-1270.html

A demo binding also solves the problem: http://www.levelninesports.com/look-...gs-p-2164.html

With this brake: http://www.levelninesports.com/look-...mm-p-2171.html
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks wildcat! Very informative answer.
post #14 of 20
Generally, 3 is the max amount of times a ski can be drilled and be ok. As was already mentioned, it also depends on where the holes are. Also agree that you should jump on it for a such a small amount of money.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by thaar View Post
Should I pull the trigger on a pair of Gotamas that have been drilled twice for $50?
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Yes.
post #16 of 20
My reply is probably moot at this point, because at that price the skis are probably long gone by now, but if they're still available, get them.
post #17 of 20
naw, don't bother spending the $50. spend more time making threads about whether or not you should spend $50 on a pair of skis.

post #18 of 20
Are you sure they were $50 and not $500?
If they were $50, I must disagree here and say that they may not be safe.
PM me the seller's info and I will take the chance and risk my life - just another helpful offer from an Epic supporter.
post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
Well, thanks for all of the smart ass answers, lol. As mentioned earlier in the thread, I was going to get them and already have. I have a friend who works in a ski shop who hooked me up. Now ski season just needs to get here...
post #20 of 20
$50 bucks for Gotamas. That's a steal. Anybody loose a pair of Gotamas outside the lodge?
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