Bases

Ski-Mender RP105 Base Repair Gun

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Update: To avoid a ‘cold weld’ that has the potential to tear out while finishing the repair or while sliding on snow, it is very important to make sure the Ski (and Snowboard) Mender RP105 has enough time to achieve proper temperature and to carefully heat the area around a repair before injecting the welding…

SkiVisions File Base Flattener

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(Updated 11/7/12: Revised instruction and NEW instruction videos at the bottom of the page) The File Base Flattener is a powerful planing tool that uses a file to flatten concave (railed, edge high) snowboards and skis.  It is a different application from the steel blade in the Base Flattener, the steel blade is for fine…

Toko (Red Creek) Rotating Brush Instructions

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User Guide For Toko-Red Creek Rotating (Roto) Brushes Important: To protect the eyes we recommend the use of protective glasses whenever working with rotating brushes. Make sure no one is standing close to the drill without eye protection.   With the exception of the brass and horsehair brushes having a rotating speed of approx. 800…

Soldering Iron Base Repair

While skiing or riding challenging terrain or sparse snow coverage, it’s inevitable that your bases will get dinged. Core shots need to be sealed and protected, Gouges need to be filled to keep your bases running smooth. The days of burning ptex candles are over. A weld is a far superior repair option. The use…

Plastic Kayak Welding

Plastic Kayak welding

One option to repair splits and slices in plastic boats is hot air plastic welding with compatible plastic welding rod. Check out this excellent video on how to weld a plastic boat submitted by 4CRS  aka Four Corner River Sports. Check out 4CRS on YouTube videos for excellent paddling action: This is also a very…