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Dynastar Factory Tune

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Last weekend I took my new Sultan 85s to the local ski store to have them put the bindings on.  I asked them to let me know if the skis needed to be tuned.  The guy said that for Dynastars, the factory tune is fine.  Anybody know if there's any truth to that?

 

Thanks.

 

  

post #2 of 13

There seems to be quite a bit of variance in how good the factory tune is on Dynastars. Many on this forum have reported that the factory tune was terrible and they did not ski well at all until having a grind and edge tune. My Sultan 85s did not seem to be this bad although I did clean up the edges before skiing them.

post #3 of 13

There are not too many skis out of the box that do not ski better with a GOOD hand tune...now a bad hand tune will make a ski worse. The key is to find a shop that does great work. 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

There are not too many skis out of the box that do not ski better with a GOOD hand tune...now a bad hand tune will make a ski worse. The key is to find a shop that does great work. 


+1.

 

I have mixed experience with Dynastar.  My L8Ks were OK, my Mythics became a distinctly different ski after a tune (I think they were base-high out of the box), and my LPRs seem to feel very similar out of the wrapper to the StartHaus demo ski that was set to 2/1, so your mileage may vary.  Having a good shop nearby that can correct a tune is always very comforting. 

post #5 of 13
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Thanks gentlemen.  I may give them a try first first and if not good, take them in for a tune.  My next planned ski trip is Snowmass, next month (Spring break with my daughter).  Can anyone recommend a good place there to get a tune if needed?  Thanks. 

post #6 of 13

Before getting a major tune have someone check them with a true bar.

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Originally Posted by Jimski View Post

Last weekend I took my new Sultan 85s to the local ski store to have them put the bindings on.  I asked them to let me know if the skis needed to be tuned.  The guy said that for Dynastars, the factory tune is fine.  Anybody know if there's any truth to that?

 

Thanks.

 

  

Old thread, but here you go.  I based this video series on a new pair of dynastar skis.  Same goes for most any skis.

post #8 of 13

I would get an edge tune,  and check the bases for flatness with a true bar, if you're bases are decent hold off on the grind this early in the season.  Finish it off with a wax and you'll be good to go.  From there you'll know if you like the base/edge tune and adjust from there.

post #9 of 13

My god don't stone grind your new skis.  Most skis may need a little work but not a grind.   Been skiing a long time and only had one pair stoneground after a very rocky Nov at Whistler.  Grinding is not something you necessaily want to do.

post #10 of 13

Either get yourself a flat bar or ask the shop to show you how the ski bases/edges look with the bar. There are numerous articles and videos on the net detailing how to check and how the base/edge of a ski should look. I sell Dynastars and did see a few pairs of LP85s showing edges that were protruding beyond the base and needing to be brought down to level (base probably cured and shrank slightly after initial grinding at the factory)

This edge low condition can cause the skis to feel grabby/hooky.

post #11 of 13

oops, should have said "edge high" i.e., base edge protruding past the base, not enough coffee this morning

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Originally Posted by zuschauer View Post

oops, should have said "edge high" i.e., base edge protruding past the base, not enough coffee this morning

Well it is really edge low , once you put them on the snow  smile.gif

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Most skis factory tuned with wintersteiger equipment will be base high out of the box.  Not a big deal if you ski out west in ungroomed snow.  But for groomed eastern conditions, and racing, a flat base makes all the difference in how a ski performs.  The French skis are factory tuned the poorest IMO, while the Austrian skis are way better out of the box these days.  We grind brand new skis regularly - mostly because they are base high, and as well to accurately reset the b/e bevel.

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