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Base Repair for Fish-scale based skis? (Madshus Annum)

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:05 pm
by rongon
Hey, it's time for skiing! YEAH. So yeah, I went skiing, in the backcountry even. But... I hit a rock (what a surprise), and I gouged a pretty nice hole in my well-loved (and well-used) Madshus Annum skis. It's right in the middle of the fish-scale area, just reaching the wood core.

Does anyone have experience patching a core shot in a fish-scale/extruded base ski like this?

I googled it, and only found articles about how to melt ptex into the gouge, exactly like a sintered base ski. Will this work?

I figure if there's any place on Earth where someone would have done this, it would be here. Any ideas? Thanks to all.
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Re: Base Repair for Fish-scale based skis? (Madshus Annum)

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:12 pm
by bgregoire
I'd just melt in the ptex like any sintered base ski. I have a ptex solder gun at home. So what if you damage a few scales in the process!

Re: Base Repair for Fish-scale based skis? (Madshus Annum)

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:07 am
by faceplant
I know this is a year late but here goes. Melt the p tex into the fish scale hole. Use a small sharp woodworking chisel to shape a new fish scale. Anal, but it works.

Re: Base Repair for Fish-scale based skis? (Madshus Annum)

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:54 pm
by Woodserson
I fill my holes with wax. I just can't be bothered.