What causes skis to delaminate?
Delamination is caused by moisture getting into the ski. You need to check the tips and tails for damage to the edge walls. This is usually where the moisture gets in. Damage to the tips is usually caused by crossing them or skiing with your skis too close together and they clack together.
Can skis be repaired?
If the gouge is cavernous and touches the core or the edge, bring your skis or snowboard to a ski shop to be repaired. For a shallow scratch (less than 0.5mm deep), it’s usually OK (and definitely easiest) to ignore it.
Can you fix a cracked ski?
Repairing cracked edges is usually not possible, as welding/soldering introduces to much heat into the rest of the ski – your best bet is to mitigate the damage as much as possible.
What is marine epoxy?
Loctite Epoxy Marine is a two-part system consisting of an epoxy resin and a hardener. When mixed in equal volumes, the resin and hardener react to produce a tough, rigid, high strength bond in 120 minutes. It can be applied and cured underwater. Ideal for repairing pipes.
Can you fix a cracked snowboard?
Any kind will do, but the good flexible stuff from your local shop is the crème de la crème. Slowly spread a good dollop of epoxy in the wound. Then grab a hairdryer and start heating the epoxy so it liquefies and seeps into the core.
Can you repair cross country skis?
If your base material is still intact, there is a good chance you can repair your ski. It will never be the same again, but it may still be perfectly good for training and rock-ski conditions (and more ski-orienteering!).
How do you keep old cross country skis?
Use a dry paper towel to clean the skis once you have removed the old wax. Once the old wax is removed, you can then apply new wax to your cross country skis. They will glide well and will no longer pick clumps of ice and snow while you ski.