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Are you kiddin' me?!! Careful what ski gear you send in the mail!


DangerBoy
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Several years ago, I purchased a used Swivl-Eze Ski pylon on eBay for my old runabout. The seller was somewhere in the US and I'm in Canada so he shipped it up in the mail. Given that a ski pylon is a thick walled strong and rigid stainless steel tube, I never gave that decision much thought. I mean, what could you possibly do to damage a friggin' ski pylon? Right?

 

To my absolute shock, this is what I received. Somewhere along the way, either the USPS or Canada Post (I never did find out which service did it) must have driven over the package with a tank or large track-hoe or something. As you can see, the 2" o.d. stainless pylon and the two 1" o.d. support stays were crushed FLAT. How do you even do that?!

 

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Look how badly they crushed the pylon tube! That's heavy steel!

 

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They even bent the crap out of the stainless steel base/anchor plate. That metal is pretty thick and hard to bend.

 

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If they can do that to a nearly indestructible ski pylon, imagine what they could do to a delicate carbon fibre slalom ski!

 

 

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