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PTEX repair- Is this ski's performance compromised now?

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Looking at buying a set of Rossi Bandit XX, but discovered a pretty sizable repair, about the size of a lighter. Should I steer clear of these or will it not affect performance enough to notice? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

[img]https://imgur.com/a/VTPd9[/img]
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Well crap, not sure why it didn't display the image. The link appears to work though. https://imgur.com/a/VTPd9
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Probably down to the quality of the repair. It might be the image but the repaired edge doesn't even look straight. If that's the case, you'd surely know about it on snow.
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Hardly need to worry about performance being compromised on a ski about 20 years old. Assume you're not paying more than 40 so that's rock ski money.
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Many thanks for the welcome!Very Happy I need to get a better shot of it to gauge the quality of the repair. I skied this model many years ago and absolutely loved them. A bit overextended on cash flow at the moment due to too many expensive hobbies and looking for a cheap re-entry point, but hope to get very similar results from when I'd tried them before. Just don't have any experience with a PTEX repair of this size.
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Looks to me like its had an edge repair. Id avoid.
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10-4 Altis, that's what I needed to know. Many thanks for the direction folks!
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Yes I'd be very wary - what can see isn't so much the issue, it's what you can't see, under the surface. It might be a potentially dangerous waste of 💰.

I understand why you want them but don't let that rule your head. There will be other skis that you like - perhaps it's time to try some out and look online again.
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Just for good measure and better assessment. Here's a couple of better pics of the repair. What're your thoughts?


https://imgur.com/a/2R1a1

https://imgur.com/a/uCYw2
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jonnyduna777 wrote:
Just for good measure and better assessment. Here's a couple of better pics of the repair. What're your thoughts?


https://imgur.com/a/2R1a1

https://imgur.com/a/uCYw2


Looks ok to me, I wouldn't pay big money for them but the XX was and remains a good ski. Could be a bit flappy by now depending on how many days they've done.
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Never mind the ptex, the edge looks a mess - wouldnt touch with a barge pole. You should be able to pick up something miles better than that for 50 on eBay or one of the facebook buy and sell sites in resort
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Ok, good deal. Will find a well cared for, low days set instead. Thanks again for all of the help! Hope to be skiing again soon!
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Looks a cr@p repair, avoid............
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@jonnyduna777, ...dreadful repair. As you have decided, avoid.
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Any other models with similar performance to the Bandit X or XX that should be on my radar for consideration? I'm a bit out of touch with the later technologies. Looking for a 50/50 to maybe 70/30 On/Off piste ratio. I'm on the southern East coast (western NC and WV) and ski mostly groomed, granular over ice, with a few pow days mixed in, but have friends in CO I'd like to visit soon and be able to take my skis along for the ride. I like to ski fast and alternate from long to short turns and like some jumps mixed in. The Bandit X was a very agile, poppy ski that was stable at speed and didn't feel like dead wooden planks like some of the fatter models I'd tried, the Rossi Zenith is one that comes to mind.
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BobinCH wrote:
the edge looks a mess


the slight bend could be an issue if you hit it again at that point. At 20-30 quid they'd be ok assuming they haven't 100+ days on them.
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