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Old 17.01.2011, 21:09
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Ski Base Repair

While skiing at the weekend I gouged a pretty small hole in the base of my ski, close to the edge. Mr.P says he's up for repairing it, having done a few of these repairs in the past.The only problem is getting hold of ptex sticks to fill it in.
I know I could order some online, but as I'm skiing again this weekend I don't have time to wait for it to get delivered. (I could put it in to a shop to get it done but this would also take time.....and no doubt a load of money)
Does anyone have an idea of where I could get some ptex in the Baden/Aarau/Zurich area?

I have checked past threads for some information, but didn't see anything....apologies in advance if I've missed it.
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Old 17.01.2011, 21:18
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While skiing at the weekend I gouged a pretty small hole in the base of my ski, close to the edge. Mr.P says he's up for repairing it, having done a few of these repairs in the past.The only problem is getting hold of ptex sticks to fill it in.
I know I could order some online, but as I'm skiing again this weekend I don't have time to wait for it to get delivered. (I could put it in to a shop to get it done but this would also take time.....and no doubt a load of money)
Does anyone have an idea of where I could get some ptex in the Baden/Aarau/Zurich area?

I have checked past threads for some information, but didn't see anything....apologies in advance if I've missed it.
Any good sporting goods shop that sells skis should carry ptex, certainly any ski resort. That, a lighter, a Swiss knife, and you're set!

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Re: Ski Base Repair

If anyone else is looking for this stuff.... I managed to buy it today in Sport XX in Wettigen. (Cheap as chips 7.90 CHF.)
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I chomped some big lumps out of my right ski and mullahed the edge, Ochsner in Zug fixed the base, sharpened the edges, and a serviced them for CHF54, and it took 4 days including sending them away.
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Problem with a lighter is that you get black running through the Ptex which could affect the value of re-sale skis. I'd never take skis to have base repair to, unless I knew exactly how they'd do it. Most will just run the ski on the machine and take a lot of the base and edges away- skis look great when you pick them up- but next time you'll realise the base has gone. Lucky I have a friend who has a sport shop who knows his stuff.
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Problem with a lighter is that you get black running through the Ptex which could affect the value of re-sale skis. I'd never take skis to have base repair to, unless I knew exactly how they'd do it. Most will just run the ski on the machine and take a lot of the base and edges away- skis look great when you pick them up- but next time you'll realise the base has gone. Lucky I have a friend who has a sport shop who knows his stuff.
I've got three sets of skis, the 200cm Rossignol Smashes I bought new in '74, the 190sm Dynamic VR27s I bought used in Zurich in '89, and the 175cm Volkl Carvings I bought new in 2004 (ie I buy skis every 15 years).

Never sold any, though!

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