Results 1 to 4 of 4
09-19-2004, 06:05 PM #1
chances of a delam repair holding?
This post might be related to the Scratch binding problem I was having. The pair of skis involved is the Rossi Scratch BC (black/orange)
I was checking out binding today to see if I could find anything wrong when I noticed a delam right undet the back mounting screws for the heel piece binding track. I took the heel off and the track too and saw cracks in the top skin. Not good. I'm now wondering if this is not the source of the binding problem I was having? (heel piece falling off mid-turn) The top skin is popped up about 1.5 mm right now on one side and just barely noticeable on the other.
Is there anyway for me to stop this from ruining this ski or is it too late. Would a JBweld and clamping stop it or some other method??? Warranty is probably not an option as I picked these up of a maggot second hand. And this is not the fault of the maggot they were fine when I got them.
Any chance Rossi would give me/sell me one ski if this one is toasted?
HELP This is my main ski in the quiver and not to mention the chances of buying another pair this years is very low, wife was pissed for two weeks when I bought these.
09-19-2004, 09:58 PM #2
Sounds like you have a volcanoed topsheet.
Likely they weren't counter-sunk when they were mounted. Given that the heel piece was falling off, I would guess they were stripped. A competant tech would be able to sey two new heli-coils and counter sink the holes.
The counter-sink will also help in preventing the topsheet from raising.
This should prevent them from spreading further from the mounting holes. If they are beyond the mounting holes after the heli-coil take a very small screw bit and drill a lite, meaning not very deep hole along the crack, at it's end it should prevent it from growing.
JBwel the remaining topsheet down and clamp for 24hrs.
good luck, damaged, but not unfixable.
Skiing, where my mind is even if my body isn't.
09-20-2004, 08:26 AM #3
CD thanks, that makes me feel a bit better. And you are right on the money. One of the screws is stripped and the top skin is pulling up. I will got to one of the better shops around and see what they saw. I will mention the helicoil fix.
Crossing my fingers that this ski is not trashed.
09-20-2004, 09:06 AM #4
Just talked to my buddy that works for Burton and he is going to take it to their tech monkeys for the helicoli fix. I'm going to get all sorts of shit from him for a snowboard shop fixing my ski....