A core shot is when the core of the ski is exposed to the elements (water, moisture, snow etc..) instead of being protected. Moisture getting into the core of the ski is bad, that moisture can freeze too, so let’s talk about how to fix it. Core shots are the most tricky and require the most work.
How much does a core Shot repair cost?
A tune with a core shot that large would run folks between $60-$80. It’s a lot of work. If you use p-tex, I recommend a base welder for the repair, which is a hot air gun that you use to melt p-tex. Many old-school ski shops have these.
How do you fix a core shot?
How To: Fix A Core Shot
- Clean it up. Cut away hangnails and bulges in the base and avoid slicing straight lines and blunt edges.
- Scuff it up. Scuff up the damaged area with sandpaper or a wire brush, then wipe away any debris with a cloth and some base cleaner.
- Seal er.
Is it bad to ski with a core shot?
A gouge becomes officially classified as a “core shot” when it rips through the P-Tex base and exposes the ski’s core. This type of ding is especially detrimental to the ski because it allows moisture to penetrate the core, and in skis with a wooden core, this could potentially lead to rot within the ski.
What is a core shot on snowboard?
A core shot is when a chunk gets taken out of your base big enough to expose the core material of your board. If you have a core shot you’ll need a base weld to ensure that the core doesn’t absorb moisture from the snow and start to warp.
How do you fix a bent edge on a snowboard?
Bent or missing sections of edge are pretty serious, but can often be fixed. Bent edges can be repaired using careful pressure with a vise and a bit of heat or simply a hammer and chisel or screwdriver, then injecting epoxy into the voids and cracks and clamping.
How do you fill core shots in skis?
Light a Fire. Hold your lighter to one end of the P-tex stick until it’s flaming. Then, hold the stick close to the base of the ski and spin it as you drip the melted substance into the hole while moving the stick steadily but slowly along the damaged area.
Does PTEX stick to metal?
Ptex doesn’t stick to metal very well. a short cut is just to use copolymer. It holds up pretty well. Not as hard are normal ptex but harder than drip stuff.