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    Too bad to repair?

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    Son was apparently OB and came home with the worst bases I have seen! worth repairing (maybe for rock skis) or convert to art?
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    Bwaaaaahahahahahahahahah! You might want to ask for more details on how he managed that. Also, it might be time for him to buy his own skis.

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    it would be cheaper/easier to just run them like that
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    Tell him you won't buy him new skis until he learns to stay in the fall line

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    Great opportunity for one to learn and teach proper repair. Do one teach one and then have him do the rest.

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    felt pretty much like Ron up there...astonished what he did! In 30yrs skiing I have never seen that from a day out. They're good core shot/ptex teaching tools now...more just wanted to share. If I wasn't on the hill with him I would of guessed he and his buddies were towing each other on the street! When I asked, he replies "yeah, umm, I might have been a little outside the lines" LMFAO ya think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ski_jong_ill View Post
    ...worth repairing (maybe for rock skis) or convert to art?
    Your call. If it were me...

    If those skis are hard to replace (e.g. rare Spatulas, rare 196cm Volkl Threes, custom Igneous, etc.), then I'd actually put in the time and repair everything myself.

    But if those skis are mass produced, then I'd just save time/work by replacing them by buying a 2nd pair in better condition on the used market for cheap. And I'd keep the beater pair, and only do minimal repairs by using razor/knife/surform to quickly remove rough base material---I wouldn't fill any gouges. And then I'd teach my son to keep his nice pair in good shape, and to use his beater pair whenever he wants to ski on rocks OB.

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    why are you concerned ?

    I would be asking him what he plans to do about it ?
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    It all depends on if he had a good story to justify the damage, like "had to ski over huge rock garden to ditch the patrol who was chasing me and it worked"..
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    looks like a day in the rockies...


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    Certainly repairable, especially if you can do it yourself. Otherwise it depends on what you think they're worth and how much the shop wants to fix them.

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    I wouldn't bother. Judging by the bright orange on the one edge I'd be willing to bet there's probably some wicked corrosion going on with that edge right under the toe piece. Sooner than later it'll probably break.

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    Ptex gun and a wet belt - good to go - 50 bucks


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    Yeah, that would not be a unusual occurrence at Big Sky. You don't mention how old this son is?
    that's all i can think of, but i'm sure there's something else...

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    he's 17...old enough to make him work on his own skis. they've got a few turns left in them...at least to finish out the season. lots of metal grip, ptex string, wax, and edge tune...gtg. As for grinding and/or wet belt, skis are not worth it at this point and repairs were done with what we had on hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ski_jong_ill View Post
    he's 17...old enough to make him work on his own skis. they've got a few turns left in them...at least to finish out the season. lots of metal grip, ptex string, wax, and edge tune...gtg. As for grinding and/or wet belt, skis are not worth it at this point and repairs were done with what we had on hand.
    Yup - teachable moment ... lots of parenting opportunities here.
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    ^^^Exactly. Fix ‘em up, BFD.
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    "OB" stands for hiking a rail in a gravel parking lot, correct?

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    blame Candide


    Plus...everyone needs rock skis. Now jr has him some rock skis.


    And yeah....that’s a truly incredible job thrashing a pair of skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    looks like a day in the rockies...
    This is my first impression as well.

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    I would just mix a bunch of epoxy and spread it with a scraper. Might turn out to be ghetto phantom glide.

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    I thought those were a swallowtail ski, and I was wondering why the brakes were on backwards.
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    Looks like some good structure going on there. Don't want to get cold welded to the slopes. Time for moar skiing.

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