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#1 oxotnik

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 08:57 AM

Hi guys, anyone drilled holes in the skis so water drains from shock /ski area? or it is bad idea? Over the years it gets rusty despite greasing it/rustproofing...



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Posted 12 January 2021 - 09:28 AM

Hi guys, anyone drilled holes in the skis so water drains from shock /ski area? or it is bad idea? Over the years it gets rusty despite greasing it/rustproofing...

I never thought about that but it's a good idea, it can't hurt anything by putting a few holes in the ski that's for sure, i would probably angle the holes back 45 degrees...something like that so the water dont shoot back through when driving through the stuff...good idea i think! 


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 10:23 AM

I’ve drilled holes on most of my sleds skis for the last 20 years. Like suv1 says, drill on an angle or snow and water will shoot up. They don’t have to be large holes either. 


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 01:33 PM

I double nut the carbide studs with grease so the threads don't rust.


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 03:34 PM

HMMM! I never thought of drilling, but now that you mention it that's a great idea :) got me 4 sleds I need to drillin on :o



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Posted 12 January 2021 - 05:00 PM

I was thinking the same thing and wandering how BRP has not thought of it as a drainage issue before. I mean the skis bathe in water all the time. I though of drilling holes myself but didn't dare !


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 07:04 PM

I always drill a hole in each ski. Angle it back so snow doesn't shoot up. Works perfect! Will not hurt a thing. I have been doing it for years. 



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Posted 12 January 2021 - 07:11 PM

I have a 3/16th hole drilled in each little confined area of the ski. 


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 07:24 PM

I did and it work great,



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Posted 12 January 2021 - 07:43 PM

Thanks for reply's, guys! Did holes today!  : )



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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:45 PM

Well that’s a coincidence....  water was in each little individual pocket of both skis while my Expedition was sitting in my heated (50 degrees) garage.  I contemplated drilling small holes in each pocket.  I will for sure now!  Good post!


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 09:15 AM

I never thought about that but it's a good idea, it can't hurt anything by putting a few holes in the ski that's for sure, i would probably angle the holes back 45 degrees...something like that so the water dont shoot back through when driving through the stuff...good idea i think! 

 

This is a pain of mine as well.  You run boots like me, you just drill down through the ski only?  I was thinking I'd angle them forward.



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Posted 14 January 2021 - 09:22 AM

This is a pain of mine as well.  You run boots like me, you just drill down through the ski only?  I was thinking I'd angle them forward.

i never drilled in any of mine, it was just a thought, i think just the ski not the booth, the water can run out through the rod holes in the booth i suppose?

It wouldn't matter which way to angle the holes or even angle it at all if your not drilling the booth i guess....?


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 10:05 AM

I've got to think the little ice cubes would just pop out.

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 08:52 AM

I drilled through the skis only, no skins yet... will install them in summer and not going drill them.






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