View Full Version : Used Ski Question, regarding base damage
10-20-2005, 02:12 PM
I am considering buying a pair of used tele-ski's for $250. The skis are Karhu '03 Jaks, with G3 bindings.
They look to be in good shape except for some base damage. I am not sure how serious the damage is and if these skis are worth buying, or how much to repair.
Please check the attached image for a picture of the base shot. Please give any suggestions, thoughts or any help would be great, thanks.
10-20-2005, 02:19 PM
no problem as long as the edges and sidewalls are intact. the edges look okay from this angle...may be a tiny bit compressed. Take about 5 mins with a ptex candle to fix that.
10-20-2005, 02:21 PM
Good gawd!! Those core shots are terrible!!
Bet those skis won't even slide!
10-20-2005, 02:33 PM
Thanks for the help Lemon Boy, I am probabaly going to get em....If I can talk my other half into letting me populate my quiver, yet again
10-20-2005, 02:37 PM
They are easily repairable, but in the worst location.
Core shots at the edge are the worse since all the force is there and if you hit a rock there next time it is more likely to pull out the weld and take the edge with it.
I would rather have twice the gouge in the middle of the ski.
Of course, I have plenty of both types in most of my skis. Give me enough time and I can do that little shot easily.
That being said, it seems a fair price for skis with binders.
If they were alpine, I would use that as an outside edge. At least with tele, you split the weight on both skis.
10-20-2005, 03:55 PM
Thanks Core Shot, I need get off the pot and get 'er done
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