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Lost Rossi CX80 in powder, what to do?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hey Guys,

I'm a long time reader of these forums, first time poster.

 

This week I was skiing some pretty deep powder on my Rossi-CX80s. Unfortunately I did about a 50foot yard sale and when I came up I could only find one of my skiis. (Should have been using powder straps) I looked for hours and eventually had to give up because I was faking a doctors appointment to get out of work for the morning and had to get off the hill.

 

I dont really know what to do about the problem. It's supposed to snow another few feet this weekend so I'm guessing my ski is gone until March at the earliest. Does anyone have any experience buy just one ski at a time? I really appreciate the help as this is kind of a critical issue for me. (I love those skiis)

 

THANKS!!!

post #2 of 12

metal decactor and a avy probe should be able to find it.

 

a lot of people to probe helps as well, when you probe drag your poles along  and though the snow.

 

FYI next time you skiing powder due it on proper skis and turn the DINS up and you wont have this issue.

post #3 of 12

A metal detector can work since that ski has plenty of metal in the laminate and bindings.  When searching for a ski, it often helps to use a ski to slice through the snow to probe for the lost ski.  The idea is to slice across the slope every foot or two and hope you hit the other ski.  Usually a lost ski is well below where you fell, but searching from the point where you fell and working down-hill is the most effective. 

 

(for Josh)  Probe poles are not as effective in looking for a ski, as using the ski tail of another ski.  For the record, I think the advise to crank your bindings up is an unsafe approach to preventing ski loss.  Your skis need to release before stresses reach the breaking point on your body.  IMO that doesn't change with deeper snow, and ski retention is actually more difficult in icy chop.  You may enjoy a wider ski, but that really wasn't the point of your question was it?

post #4 of 12

Late spring and summer conditions are great for finding skis lost in deep powder...

post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post

 

A metal detector can work since that ski has plenty of metal in the laminate and bindings.  When searching for a ski, it often helps to use a ski to slice through the snow to probe for the lost ski.  The idea is to slice across the slope every foot or two and hope you hit the other ski.  Usually a lost ski is well below where you fell, but searching from the point where you fell and working down-hill is the most effective. 

 

(for Josh)  Probe poles are not as effective in looking for a ski, as using the ski tail of another ski.  For the record, I think the advise to crank your bindings up is an unsafe approach to preventing ski loss.  Your skis need to release before stresses reach the breaking point on your body.  IMO that doesn't change with deeper snow, and ski retention is actually more difficult in icy chop.  You may enjoy a wider ski, but that really wasn't the point of your question was it?

 

 

well yeah should restate that I normally use my poles and drag and slash like you say. I have found tons of ski using this method most my students who cant make the choice to crank the din and nor can I.

 

as for the DINS never said it was safe advice...but adults should know waht comes with high retention.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the help guys,

 

Mr. Bushwackerin, my din was on 13, not sure if that falls into your definition of cranked. I raced during college and now coach ski racing, sadly this was the sort of crash that high din could not prevent the skiis from coming off on :(

 

Anyone have any tips for not finding the ski but buying just one? (like who to call) Basically at this point I just need a replacement asap because my slalam skiis are not too epic in powder and backcountry.

post #7 of 12

If you found a place to just buy one it won't be matched to the other, you may not mind, but it might be an issue. 

post #8 of 12

Hey Penguin, contact your dealer where you bought the skis and ask if you can get half of a warranty replacement.  The dealer should be able to contact the distributor and get an undamaged ski out of a pair being warranted, or who knows.  That would be good place to start.  What part of the world are you in, and what is the ski lenght?  There are a number of reps on the site and maybe one can help you out.

 

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Originally Posted by ThePenguin View Post

 

Thanks for the help guys,

 

Mr. Bushwackerin, my din was on 13, not sure if that falls into your definition of cranked. I raced during college and now coach ski racing, sadly this was the sort of crash that high din could not prevent the skiis from coming off on :(

 

Anyone have any tips for not finding the ski but buying just one? (like who to call) Basically at this point I just need a replacement asap because my slalam skiis are not too epic in powder and backcountry.

post #9 of 12

I lost a Salomon ski a few years ago, called them and they matched the serial # and sent me another ski for $100. It was slightly used, but in near perfect condition.

post #10 of 12

Sometimes the ski will submarine under the snow a long ways.  May be worth a try to follow the expected path down the hill further.  Sorry to hear about losing just one.  If you had lost both then you would have a good excuse to go buy another pair.

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

Yah I was hoping that a Rossi rep would see this thread actually :)

 

And guys thanks for all the tips/help. I'm located in Southern California at the moment, but the guy that got me the skis is one of the east coast race reps, and is the man. He is helping me out with it, but I was hoping this forum might lead to other solutions. (Basically I know the cx80 is super popular so I'm trying everything I can think of to get one new one)


Edited by ThePenguin - 2/14/2009 at 12:27 am
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post

 ....For the record, I think the advise to crank your bindings up is an unsafe approach to preventing ski loss.  Your skis need to release before stresses reach the breaking point on your body.  IMO that doesn't change with deeper snow, and ski retention is actually more difficult in icy chop.  You may enjoy a wider ski, but that really wasn't the point of your question was it?


 

Again, not really the point of the question, but doesn't anyone here use powder cords?

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