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    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?


    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.


    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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