Forums DIY and Mods Scooby2: Damaged sidewall ultracraft split
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  • #862507
    yoder
    13 Posts

    Shit!

    Well, that’s what I get for not being on my rock split in Feb this season.

    Guys at the local shop here in Steamboat said they couldn’t do much. I saw a previous thread where Scooby2 was able to repair someone else’s split.

    Scooby2, can you work your magic on this?

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c4RGy7E4Gp4NEdXjupLKoS1IDQ08IOZr/view?usp=drivesdk

    #862533
    Scooby2
    620 Posts

    Hi there, and ouch!

    Right now I’m working pretty late at the day job, fighting for weekends, so I wouldn’t be able to turn a project around within this season. If the base is not distorted very far across the board, much of the board’s strength may be intact. I am guessing ski shops are saying no because the damage extends past just the sidewall into the core, maybe an inch or so.

    I took the ptex off of an ultracraft once, added a bunch of carbon back in, epoxied new ptex on and had it ground. It looked great, but exploded again after a handful of tours. This board had a cracked core though, most of your core may well be intact, but it does have a weak point now.

    I’d get some epoxy, warm it so it flows well and try to get as much in the cracks as you can (twist the cracks open a little with a small screwdriver) to seal it up from water and ride it till it says no more.

    #862534
    Scooby2
    620 Posts

    There are ski shops that will do that kind of surgery; at least to replace the edge, fill the base side and cover with a new ptex patch, probably in the $200 range.

    I think that board has poplar on the rails, poplar without a lot of fiberglass on it will compress a bit compared to maple, birch, black locust etc.

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