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Two bumps on the bottom of my ski

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I got my bindings installed on my ski's a month ago and when i picked them up i checked the bottom i didn't notice anything. After one day on the mountain i noticed that two of the screws from the mounting were bulging from the ski.You can see the cracks in the wax and can feel the raised bumps. Is it possible this showed up only after i skied on them? What should i ask the shop to do? Can it be fixed?
post #2 of 8
NO, the shop screwed up, period.  If the bindings were mounted correctly their is no way you could have done that by skiing on them.  Bring them back to the shop and insist they replace them.  Even de-lamination wouldn't show up just under the screws.  Clearly they used the wrong length screws. 

BTW, did you buy these skis at a package store like Sports Authority?  Lots of threads on how these people screwed up. 
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
I got the ski's and bindings from the internet but i got them mounted at sun and ski sports. I'll take them by sometime this week.
Edited by WhatsSnow - 2/24/10 at 8:06am
post #4 of 8
I'll be curious to see what happens, I haven't ever gotten great customer service people at those stores
post #5 of 8
Here is a quick fix : 

Remove the screws;
Put a stainless steel scraper over one bump;
Hammer (literally -- with a hammer) the bump into the ski. One or two good whacks, not like on a finishing nail;
Screw in a a new screw of the proper length using white glue to seal the hole.

That is, if you can't get the shop to replace your skis...

Although the tech who made the mistake has no excuse, your skis are still ok to ride and, if you try the procedure -- with a bit of luck --, the bumps shouldn't show anymore.

good luck
Edited by teleguy - 2/24/10 at 3:00pm
post #6 of 8
Oh dude that sucks. Sounds like a new tech or a 420 incident.
post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by bob4snow View Post

 If the bindings were mounted correctly their is no way you could have done that by skiing on them. 

Clearly they used the wrong length screws. 
 

More than likely, the holes for the screws were not drilled deep enough.  What happens next is that the screws push the base material out, causing the dimples.  Sometimes it's as simple as having the screws backed out, re-drilled, and re-mounted.  It's not a BIG deal, but it is annoying.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not. 

The wrong length screws?  Doubtful.  Bindings come WITH the proper screws included almost all the time.  
post #8 of 8
FYI, Blizzard has been having a lot of problems with their system screws bulging the base (they used varied lengths from year to year and it has been very common to see problematic Blizzards).  Also, by any chance did the binding have a plate or spacer that was not used as this can create the same problem.  Yes, the wrong depths bit is definitely a strong possibility though.

I can pretty much guarantee that the tech also used a drill to mount the ski and did not mount it by hand or he/she would have felt the screw bottoming out (which is one reason I always mount the binding by hand)
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