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Factory edge bevel for Head iSupershape Speed & Fischer Breeze My Style

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hey,

 

I'm looking for the factory base & side edge bevel angles for:

 

Head iSupershape Speed ( http://www.head.com/ski/ski.php?region=eu&tag=racing&id=3022 )

 

and

 

Fischer Breeze My Style ( http://www.fischerskis.com/en/products_ski.php5?parent=60164&show=detail&id_product=19032 )

 

 

 

Can somebody help me with this? smile.gif Thanks !

post #2 of 11

Heads are 3/1, I'm not too sure about the Fischers though.  If they're the skis I'm thinking of (with vertical sidewall?) then they are probably 3/1 also. 

Either way you shouldn't trust the factory.

post #3 of 11

Fischer's hard snow skis are also 1/3.  You could go 1/2 if you're out west, but I tune everything 1/3 here in the east.

 

I never trust the factory tune or wax and always tune new skis and wax them before taking them onto the hill.

 

Mike 

post #4 of 11

I'm pretty sure HEADs are all 2/1 (unless they recently changed that)....either way I changed all mine to 3/1

post #5 of 11

Really?  I was pretty sure they were 3/1 (though I did ditch my HEAD clinic this year...)  Either way with HEAD's record of factory tunes, for all we know they could be at 1/3
 

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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

I'm pretty sure HEADs are all 2/1 (unless they recently changed that)....either way I changed all mine to 3/1



 

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

Does 1/2 always correspond to 89° and 1/3 to 88° ?

 

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by khione View Post

Does 1/2 always correspond to 89° and 1/3 to 88° ?

 



1/2 will always be 89°

 

1/3 will always be 88°

 

Of course,  2/5, 3/6, 4/7 are all also 88°,  but they are so uncommon that they are never _not_ specified as base/edge numbers. 

 

At the end of the day, base/edge bevel callout is much more useful than enclosed-angle callout.

post #8 of 11

does anyone know the factory edge bevels for 2015 Head Titans? thanks all!

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by faustus View Post

does anyone know the factory edge bevels for 2015 Head Titans? thanks all!

The very best thing you can do is pull them out of the wrapper, grind them flat, and give them some structure. 1/3 will help them shine on piste. IMHO and especially experience this year tells me nothing is consistent or particularly good out of the wrapper, including Head supershapes.
Edited by markojp - 4/13/15 at 8:30pm
post #10 of 11

Thanks for the advice markojp. 

I was looking to wait till next season to shop tune/base grind these but in the meanwhile wanted to know what angle guide I needed to run my diamond to debur and clean up my edges a bit.

Do you (or anybody) know if they come 1/3 or 1/2 from the factory? This site seems to suggest that they come 1/1 but they certainly don't feel like that on ice(they feel like 1/2 to me): http://www.jonsskituning.co.uk/content/view/31/41/

post #11 of 11
Spot on advice.
Always tune new skis!
(Set the base and sides to where you are skiing and your edge preference)

Here are some new Stockli jr GS skis for my eight your old. Yes I worked on them for a couple of hours after I saw this.
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