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Snowflex: How are my skis so ruined?
Hey guys, hoping somebody can help me out here regarding a pair of (wait for it) '14 Afterbangs that I've been skiing for about 2 months, skiing snowflex/snowdome weekly.
I'm pretty sure it's the snowflex doing it, but the bases are gouged most of the way along the edges down through the graphic to the edge teeth despite weekly all temp waxing and more recently, extensive PTEC repairs.
1) is there anything I can do to save the planks?
2) what the hell am I doing wrong? My friends don't even wax theirs and they're fine ('08 Kung fuja, '09 volkl wall, random old entry level head and salomons)
3) are line and the distributor going to spin me a massive line of crap concerning returns? Can I even prove to them that they're defective if it turns out they are?
inb4 unconstructive line hate,
Thanks in advance!
dry slope is what is causing the damage and there is no way of really avoiding it. dryslope is far more abrasive than snow is and as such there is more heat by friction, meaning the base material becomes softer as you ride and so more is stripped away and it comes away from the edges quicker as you ride the ousides of your skis more than you ride flat. You might notice that after a session on dryslope that your bases are very smooth and have an almost polished look & feel. extruded bases should be more resistant to this but the quality of the base material is likely to be lower in the afterbangs considering is meant to be a budget throw around ski as opposed to your friends who have higher end skis with better materials. Personally I would keep the abangs for dryslope and get new skis and keep them for riding on snow. Also to protect your bases a little more, buy either super cold temp wax or dryslope specific waxes for your dryslope skis and it will prolong the life of your base.
It is very unlikely you will get anything from line with regard to warranty as its generally well known that dryslope causes a lot more wear on a base compared to snow. hope this helps.
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