Thanks everyone! A lot of good questions here and I'll try to answer them all the best I can!
I still am intrigued but not 100% sold on the idea of wraps.....
I've drawn a few top sheets, and one is getting layed up right now, I'd potentially be interested in trying out your custom service at some point though...
@cydwhit Thanks for the feedback! I totally understand the skepticism, and one of our biggest challenges is going to be proving the wraps durability. I hope you'll give it a try though!
gapersarefriendsSo this is similar to wrapping a car? Do you take the bindings off to wrap or do you wrap around them? how well do they hold up to top sheet chipping?
@gapersarefriends, yes, you could definitely compare it to wrapping a car. Taking the bindings off is ideal, but for those that don't like the idea of this you could also cut around them (just going to be more work). We are working on a companion product for customers that don't want to or don't feel comfortable removing bindings. As far as top sheet chipping, the wraps are very durable (but not invincible). They handle top sheet chipping similarly to how your skis without it would.
e.litttAdding to this, like if I snag my skis on a root or something, would the entire vinyl just rip off?
@e.littt Theres not a situation where the vinyl would actually rip off - but just like your skis, if you hit them on something that would chip your skis you may get a chip to the wrap as well. You've given me the idea to upload closeup of my skis to the site to show how they hold up. The hold is actually very strong, so a chip only results in a chip, with no tearing. I was actually removing an old vinyl last week to film a "how to" on removal, and it was pretty stuck on there after ~3 years of skiing with it.
GregFlikI checked out their site and there was a demo video of how they apply the vinyl. It seems they do take off your bindings and apply the vinyl, but I too am concerned about the ripping of the entire vinyl. It does seem they make a tight fit though on the bright side.
Thanks @GregFlik! You're right in saying that taking off the bindings is what we recommend to do. It is possible to wrap around them with some careful cutting, but our process is what we've found to be best! Also - I understand your concern with the ripping...this is a big hurdle for us to prove the durability of the vinyl. We've updated our application process to include a "heat with a hairdryer" step (how to video updating coming soon). This step in the process actually makes the wrap behave like a shrink wrap, and tighten around the ski. I can assure you there is no risk of it tearing off - but just like your skis, it is susceptible to small chips if you hit rocks etc. We're thinking about shooting a video where we drag a ski with the wrap behind a car or something, to show its durability - haha. Any ideas on what would prove it to you would be great!
Abu-BaghdadiIs there any way to print next year's ski graphics so I can pretend to be sponsored and get mad pro hoe pus?
Haha - sorry @Abu-Baghdadi, we can print mostly anything, but we're not really cool with taking designs from other companies.