Fortunately, however, it’s usually not that big of a deal. The majority of damaged bases can be repaired with some inexpensive equipment and a bit of know how. After reading this article, you should know how to handle simple, small base repairs. And since we have officially entered the spring skiing and riding season, chances are good that you’re going to have a few close encounters with a rock or two.
Note that by small repair, we mean smaller than a quarter. If the base gouge or core shot is any larger, you might want to go to your local shop and request a base weld, which should cost approximately $20–30. Shops have specialized equipment that makes the job easier and decreases the likelihood that the repair will later fail.