i made a thread in gear talk but im wondering if this has happened and what to do
i was skiing my backyard with a pretty shitty pair of skis but they work and i was on my rail and i just hear it pop and the entire edge on one of the skis came out and now is only attached at the tip and tail is there really anything i can do?
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Yeah, I would try the liquid nails. Try to get some liquid nails in between the the sidewall and the base. I would shoot for a little bead about every 3 inches or so. Liquid nails is not really flexible when it dries, so if you run a bead down the whole length of the ski, it may dramatically change the flex of the ski. That may not matter, but .... Once you have the liquid nails in and the edge back, use a bunch of clamps to hold it together while the liquid nails dries. Use something like a big C clamp and have the clamp going across the base so it is squeezing the 2 edges together, Make sure you clean off the excess liquid nails that seeps out.
Honestly, I have never attempted this or seen anyone try it either. I am basically pulling this out of my ass, but this is what I would try. Should work for back yard jibbing at least for awhile. It's either that or pitch them.
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Your only using them on your backyard rail I wouldn't worry about it too much. I went a season where my "good" skis didnt have any edge on both the right sides. As long as your not carving in your backyard it shouldn't cause any problems not having edge.
If you must fix it something I have had mixed results with is using epoxy and epoxying small pieces of edge back in then clamping it. (haven't tried it with a large piece.)
P.S. If you can't get the edge back in don't ruin your new skis by hitting your backyard rail with them. Just suck it up and use the pair missing the edge.