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BWalmerI think it's less defensive and more curious about how this happened. I've had 5 or 6 pairs of ON3Ps, I've never seen anything like that come close to happening with mine. Here's a pair of FRs I recently sold that 100+ days on them, park skiing mostly rails all day (I managed the terrain park at the time, so I spent a lot of my work days hitting rails). They don't have anywhere close to that amount of damage you got in 1/5 of the time. So, at least for me, I'm not being defensive, just curious.
weastcoastHow do you get those edges to stay in the ski once they crack
BWalmerI pay attention to my skis. Whenever I notice a crack I file and gummy stone that area to create a smooth transition and flatten out the crack. I do my best to switch skis around often (something I always had to keep track of when taking pictures...the ON3P crew has a running joke of “skis on the wrong foot” comments and I didn’t want to get caught up, haha). The trick is to catch them early. The sooner you notice the crack and take care of it, the less likely you’ll get pull outs. I’ve been know to have a file and gummy either in my back or car to take care of them in the middle of a ski day after I take a break.
This technique works well with all skis, but I’ve had the best experience with the 2.5x2.5mm edges because they don’t warp when you file them thinner.
Skis are an investment, even if they are park skis. Treat them well and pay attention and they’ll last. Ignore them and all you can do is hope for the best.
mat_espoOverrated as fuckkkkk. I've had 2 pairs of kartels. 1st pair edges fell out in a season and the side wall basically peeled out on me. 2nd pair I'm currently riding have about 15-20 days on them and the edges exploded on me last week and I have nothing underfoot. Super fun skis but I can't justify paying what they ask for something that barely holds up a season. While I won't be surprised if most people downvote me but this is just my experience, I hope others have had better luck than me.
skeirmanI don't care what you're skiing on, damage like that should never, ever occur on skis with 20 days on them. This is a warranty issue. Did you contact ON3P?