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Haven't posted here in a long while but I need some advice. I picked up a pair of Rossi S3's about a month ago. Factory tune didn't seem great but I skied them once to confirm before I took them to get sharpened and set to 1/3.
I work on an air force base where there is an outdoor recreation shop that offers ski tuning/waxing. I knew I wouldn't get the absolute best tune from there but it was cheap and convenient so I figured I'd give it a shot. Got the skis back and didn't look them over that closely (my bad).
I skied for a couple of hours last night and the skis definitely skied much better, so I was pleased enough. However, when I got home, I noticed the damage pictured below. There are a couple of bubbles, and the gold inlay logo on the bottom of the ski appears to have shrunk and partially delaminated from the core. I'm assuming whoever waxed the skis either had the iron too hot or left it in that area too long or both.
I'm obviously disappointed that this has happened. I haven't spoken to the shop yet, but my guess is they won't do anything. I am about to leave on vacation for a few days and I won't have a chance to take the skis in anywhere before I leave, so I am posting here for advice so I can handle this upon my return. I'm trying not to get too upset, but this is a brand new pair of skis so I'm more than a bit annoyed. At least the damage is on the shovel and not underfoot. The large bubble appears to be just in front of where the ski contacts the snow when flat and weighted. I'm most concerned about the delamination of that gold inlay. I can actually see the core through the gap.
Have any of you seen something like this before? Can this be fixed? If it can I will take it to a reputable shop in the Boston area. If it can't be fixed what should I do? Thanks for any help you can provide!