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tip/tail protectors

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I've got a few old pairs I want our visitors to be able to use, I want to put protectors on the tails to stop the delamination getting worse. However, surfing the web for what I'd thought would be a common thing I can't find any at all.

Anyone know who makes them? I should probably ask at our local shop, they must know where to get them.
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ise, The ones that I have seen on skis, appeared to be riveted on. Do you a riveting thingy?
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ise, Why are you offering old bangers to your visitors? Is this your way of saying that they won't be able to appreciate decent kit Laughing Toofy Grin
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snowbunny, I can get a riveting thing, might be handy to have.

They're not old bangers but a lot of my kit gets dragged onto cables cars and metal walkways for access to glaciers etc, it's pretty hard on the tails.
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Thats what shoulders are for, either for resting them on or possessing the strength in them to hold them off the ground
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ise, Probably more cost/time effective to get a ski shop to source/fit them for you IMHO Cool
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snowbunny, yes, I suspect you're right.
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ise, I must admit I've never heard of these as retro fit kit (not to say they don't exist). I reckon the ski shop route is the one to follow. But then I've never had a pair of skis delaminate from dragging on anything. A number of other reasons...however!

Are they really delaminating? or just looking tatty.

Piccies would be fun??
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ise, you're not looking for the sticky rubber slalom bits, but the moulded bits that sometimes double as gate deflectors?

These, not these?

I've a bucket of screw-on Voelkl ones from p40s and Explosivs that seem to fit most things except Rossi and Atomic. Definitely screw-on : no hole in them for a topside to the rivet.

In case you really are reduced to making your own: isosport

Hmmm. Friedrich Deutsch sell something called steel around the tip; not really relevant but interesting anyway.

(Or you could cut up some garden hose)
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David Murdoch wrote:
ise, I must admit I've never heard of these as retro fit kit (not to say they don't exist). I reckon the ski shop route is the one to follow. But then I've never had a pair of skis delaminate from dragging on anything. A number of other reasons...however!

Are they really delaminating? or just looking tatty.

Piccies would be fun??


They get a lot of hammer out of the main season, skiing on glaciers involves a lot of riding on cable cars and walking around, there's only so careful you can be, and shuffling along to ride the cable car inevieitably give the skis a few knocks on the tails. I reckon very little of the damage occurs in the main season at all really.

I'll take the camera down to my newly refurbished ski room Very Happy
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ise, Can we have piccies of your new ski room too please?
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ise how about using a piece of plastic mini trunking (as for electrical wiring, but without the 'lid') either glued, screwed or pop riveted. Quick and easy and might do the job (for the tails only). If you want something even more durable a bit of sheet aluminium pop riveted.
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Any decently-made ski is reinforced at the tail to take the hits. I very much doubt if delamination at the tail is a serious risk. Personally I'd leave them be, as anything screwed or riveted on is going to look pretty hideous and probably wouldn't make much difference. The epoxy glues in there should hold everything together - at least until the base is so knackered that the ski won't be skiable anyway.
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David Goldsmith, you've given me another idea. Just add another coat of araldite (or equivalent) over the ends of the skis
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Ski twins, then the tip is never properly on the ground when in a lift queue. If stood in a queue tend to rest them on my foot
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2plank, they are twins. Bear in mind, I'm talking about skis used 60 or more days a year.
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kuwait_ian, I don't think araldite will be flexible enough especially at cold temps, but it may be possible to find something similar that will work
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it's looking more like a trip to the local store, the hire places seem to have protectors on their skis and I'm sure I've seen ones for snow boards on sale.
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Get some epoxy fired into them. If it works for a bit then its a winner. already had a run out of them if theyre so battered. Maybe duck tape?
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Maybe duck tape?
I think he's looking for compression as well as impact pro.
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Duck tape cures everything. Including warts.
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