Gas struts may prematurely wear due to the environment they are used in. Elevation and cold temperatures can affect their reliability. The ski has been designed to still work in the event of a gas strut failure.
No tools are needed to check the gas struts. Shift the ski into the up position. Remove the gold colored lock pins from the ball sockets. Pop the ball socket off of the ball stud and unscrew the gas strut from the upper eyelet. With the gas strut removed, use hand force to compress it against a solid, firm surface. If the strut can be compressed by hand contact us about a replacement.
Sold without end fittings.