Hey all, I’m curious to hear your thoughts on refurbed skis. I’m not talking about putting split skis back together, but fixing sidewall cracks, delaminations and core shots. A lot of my peers will experience the aforementioned issue and decide it’s time for a new pair which seems incredibly wasteful.
I see this as a potential side hustle fixing and flipping these mistreated skis. I can also see it making the sport more available for those who aren’t fortunate enough to buy a new pair of $500+ sticks every season, for those who want to move into the park, but not break the bank with getting the necessary equipment.
What would you value refurbed pairs that have been fixed with skill (in terms of % of the original MSRP)? Would you consider buying a pair? Why or why not?