EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Anybody else cut their palms on their edges lately?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Anybody else cut their palms on their edges lately?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Well it happened again while packing the ski bag, I was bleeding profusely.

 

The guy on the shuttle bus offered me a band aid and a free stitch up. 

 

I took the band aid.

 


viking_smiley_81
post #2 of 14

No but I better put some Bandages in my bag, thanks for reminding me

post #3 of 14

Only when I hand flex the skis or twist them to see their torsional rigidity, but I think my diamond stones are pretty worn out.  Don't forget to use lube! ;)

 

What lubrication do you use on your stones. water, alcohol, cutting oil?

post #4 of 14

I usually put my gloves on when I handle my skis. I often get skin pinched between the skis when I pick them up to carry them. I'm surprised how much that stings.

post #5 of 14

I try to only handle the ski with gloves on, and when they are not gloved I am very, very careful.  But I never sliced the palm specifically.

post #6 of 14

Only handle mine with gloves and I carry two pairs of gloves each day out.  The good ones for skiing and an old pair for ski carrying and other schlepping, etc...

post #7 of 14

Sorry to hear that you were cut by your edges.  Do they feel "scary" sharp usually?  If so, they may actually be lightly burred along their length.  Well sharpened edges shouldn't feel "scary" sharp.  If the edges are honed with a diamond stone (I usually use a progression of 100, 200, 400, 800) the resulting sharpness doesn't cut my hand/fingers with moderate pressure.  A burred edge is kind of like a serrated knife and can do some serious damage.  A sharp edge should be able to scratch off fingernail shavings while feeling very smooth if you run your fingers down their length.  In the old days when I skied back East we used to intentionally put a burr on our edges to cut and hold the ice better, but those were pencil stick ski times.

post #8 of 14

No, but I feel like slitting my wrists with them some days. 

post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noodler View Post

Sorry to hear that you were cut by your edges.  Do they feel "scary" sharp usually?  If so, they may actually be lightly burred along their length.  Well sharpened edges shouldn't feel "scary" sharp.  If the edges are honed with a diamond stone (I usually use a progression of 100, 200, 400, 800) the resulting sharpness doesn't cut my hand/fingers with moderate pressure.  A burred edge is kind of like a serrated knife and can do some serious damage.  A sharp edge should be able to scratch off fingernail shavings while feeling very smooth if you run your fingers down their length.  In the old days when I skied back East we used to intentionally put a burr on our edges to cut and hold the ice better, but those were pencil stick ski times.

Ya but your tough and the rest of us have lily white hands!!!
 

post #10 of 14

This should probably be in the tuning forum, but I've seen three pretty experienced tuners {guys 20ish} take HUGE slices out of the "meat" of their right thumbs while tuning. Stitches, cut to the bone....the works. Ouch. Pays to use care. I think all of these guys were rushing it.

post #11 of 14

Haven't cut my hands but got 22 stiches in my but from my edge.  Heak that was 30 year ago.

post #12 of 14

I get my knuckles all the time. And since I take ibu a lot, I bleed like a stuck pig.  

post #13 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonny123 View Post

 

Haven't cut my hands but got 22 stiches in my but from my edge.  Heak that was 30 year ago.

 For a second I thought this was Askel Svindal.

post #14 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarcusFire View Post

 

I usually put my gloves on when I handle my skis. I often get skin pinched between the skis when I pick them up to carry them. I'm surprised how much that stings.

 +1, but I don't wear gloves....hence I got pinched more than once at the beginning of the season, then

as the season progresses I re-learn the how to (or, in this case, not to )

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Anybody else cut their palms on their edges lately?