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Keeping skis on the rack overnight?

post #1 of 4
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Is it a bad idea to keep your pair of skis on the roof rack overnight when it's like -10 F outside?  Does it effect the longevity of the construction of the ski?

Thx
post #2 of 4
Not a problem in a locked garage.  Out in the open though someone may tear the rack off the vehicle to steal the skis.  Also not a good idea to use a ski rack for travel unless the skis are protected in bags.  Road salt and sand spray really destroys your edges and internal binding components over a very short time frame.  If you must, be sure to thoroughly rinse and dry them ASAP.
post #3 of 4
Not bad, but probably not good.  I do it often now myself, certainly a trade off of convenience for time.

I love my Volkl AC30s and want to maintain them for as long as possible but there are now other little packages to transport to and from the car and when on long weekend trips saves much time to just leave skis on the car.

Regular cleaning and waxing should prevent longer term damage associated with salt and sand.  Think about this, while residual sand and salt probably is prevalent at road level, if you look on the top of your hood or roof after driving hours through a storm do you see visible granuals of dirt or salt?  No, because of the aerodynamics of the vehicle and the fact that dirt and salt are heavy.  Think about that.  Yes, there is residual but nothing major me think.
post #4 of 4
Probablly doesn't wear them out as much as skiing on them for a day  .  Getting them ripped off would not make you happy though.
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