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Point of no return...just got my 3100 Multi Base & Edge Beveler...

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This is new territory for me though all the threads on base & edge bevel has been helpful. 

 

I spent some time working on a pair of junk skis and feel comfortable using the tool.  Just a few questions though.

 

1.  When setting the edge and base bevel, how many passes will do the job?

 

2.  I have two pair of skis I want to work on, both new this season.  The first pair are Rossi WC Rossi Radicals RX.  All I have done is maintained the factory tune and waxed them.  The second pair is a a lightly used set of Hart Attacks from 2009.  Factory tune on those also.

 

So what should I set my base and edge bevel to?  I am skiing in Wisconsin so we are talking 100% groomed, sometimes icy hardpack.  Just love it, honestly!

 

Thanks for all your help, don't know what I would do without Epicski!!

post #2 of 5

We are in Pennsylvania and I find that for conditions similar to those you encounter, I prefer the better ice hold of 3 side, and .5 base. However, I had my base bevels set up by an excellent shop in Stowe. If I were in your situation I would change the side to 3 and leave the bases at 1.

post #3 of 5

As said don't touch the base edge. Really easy to screw it up and make your skiing life miserable.

 

On the other hand it is almost impossible to screw up the side edge. To go t a 3 degree you are probably going to have to remove some sidewall material.

post #4 of 5

Since ski tuning is NOT right up there 'rocket science or brain surgery' or other basic hand tool skills as others like to make it seem and you feel confident attempting base edge geometry changes and willing to accept the consequences of a screw up:

 

1. Depends on what you use and the angle. The amount of material is very small. Here's a thread on tweaking side edge geometry. Using a marker along the edge helps and/or frequent checking with a true bar and feeler gauge is a good idea. You can always cut more, not less and using a diamond or stone versus a file might be best as a general approach.

 

3. I'd start with a .5:3 and see how YOU like it, not everyone else. Then increase base bevel if you feel the need. As I'm sure you've read, start shallow and increase angle, not the other way around for base edges.
 

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This is new territory for me though all the threads on base & edge bevel has been helpful. 

 

I spent some time working on a pair of junk skis and feel comfortable using the tool.  Just a few questions though.

 

1.  When setting the edge and base bevel, how many passes will do the job?

 

2.  I have two pair of skis I want to work on, both new this season.  The first pair are Rossi WC Rossi Radicals RX.  All I have done is maintained the factory tune and waxed them.  The second pair is a a lightly used set of Hart Attacks from 2009.  Factory tune on those also.

 

So what should I set my base and edge bevel to?  I am skiing in Wisconsin so we are talking 100% groomed, sometimes icy hardpack.  Just love it, honestly!

 

Thanks for all your help, don't know what I would do without Epicski!!

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your help everyone, and thanks Terry for giving me the link to your article, which linked me to your video!

 

One thing I forgot to ask.  What is the factory geometry of my Rossi's and Harts?  Is it .05 on the base and 1 on the edges?  

 

If this is the case I will leave the base alone and then step up to a "2" on my edges and see how they perform.  Then I will bring it to a "3" as suggested. 

 

Thanks again! 

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