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So today I got a little overconfident skiing the trees and managed to smash my tip on a rock. I've used epoxy to repair delaminated skis before, but at this point I'm not sure if I should try to bend the edge back and rivet, or cut the bent edge out?
shin-bangPersonally I’d use a dremmel or a peanut grinder and cut her off, then epoxy and clamp. Curious to others responses as well.
imo, this is a reason for Companies to use 3/4 edge wrap.
I’d do the same. No benefit to having an edge at the tips anyway, cleanly cut away the edge, maybe do a base weld so that there’s base material there and then epoxy it shut, maybe even throw a rivet in there so it doesn’t delam again!
I borrowed my friends skis once and accidentally ran them into a stump, causing similar damage. The tip was already delaming pretty bad before I used them, but once I hit the stump they became pretty unskiable. So of course I had to fix it. Heres a before photo -
To start, I ground down the edges on each side just below where they started to pull out from the base. Then I took a bunch of two part marine epoxy and filled in the gaps between the base and topsheet, also where the base was missing from the tip. Looks like you have a lot of base material left so best bet would be to fill underneath, fold the base back up, and C clamp it 🗜. Once the epoxy set I sanded away the excess epoxy until it was flush with the base and the tip was a smooth round shape again. Unfortunately I didnt take a photo of the fix when I did it, but heres a photo I just took of the ski ~3 years later
Paul.I borrowed my friends skis once and accidentally ran them into a stump, causing similar damage. The tip was already delaming pretty bad before I used them, but once I hit the stump they became pretty unskiable. So of course I had to fix it. Heres a before photo
Yeah that looks good. I cut the bent edge out, hammered it back in, and filed the sharp edge a bit. I figured I'd rivet it but I'm not too sure what hardware to use. Pretty sure I used wood screws when my ninthwards delaminated like 8 years ago.