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ARMADA JJ Tuning Advice needed. ( New skis help needed)

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

 

I did a search but I didn't find anything specific to the JJ for tuning. My JJ's came in and I want to know the recommended tuning specs.  On my mantra's I ran a 2 degree on the side and a 1 degree on the base. Can I do the same on the JJ's ?

 

Also, how do they ship from the factory ? Are they at a 0/0 or are they already set at something ?

 

Anything I should watch out for on the JJ's, technique wise, or can I tune them just like I did with my mantra's ? 

 

Finally, since these are new do I need to get the bases tuned up or is simply waxing a few times before using them sufficient ?

 

Please let me know..

 

thank you in advance for your help.

post #2 of 10

A 1 / 2 tune is a standard tune for all mountain skis.  I can't imagine that it would be any different for the JJ.

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post #3 of 10

I'd go ski 'em. Pretty simple. 

 

I'd probably check to be sure they did not run a sharp tune all the way out on the ski. If they did, I'd grab a gummi and detune the heck out of them from each end to that end's contact/wide point.  

 

This got me curious though. Poking around on the net, it looks like Armada has historically shipped their skis tuned 1/1. Not that you'd have to stick with that, but it'd be worth knowing. On that genre of ski, I'm not sure you need more than 1/1.

 

 

post #4 of 10
I would polish the edges, wax and ski them before you change any edge. Never found a need to go above 1/1 on my S7's, even on hardpack they have minimal problems, well as much as you would expect from these kinds of skis on hard pack. You might like a detuned rocker or not, some people do.

Technique wise, back seat is your enemy on those skis. Took me a little while to get used to the style of skis, especially in the bumps.
Edited by huhh - 9/18/11 at 1:50am
post #5 of 10

Never skied the JJ but the following reflects my experience on skiing and maintaining funshpaes in my personal life.

 

Recommend you have the ski ground by a reputable local shop. The main purpose is to make sure the bases are flat and structure is appropriate to your local conditions and that edge angles are at least consistent. You will spend more time on your bases than edges on this type of ski. Focus on the bases, make sure the base is ground flat and the structure and wax is appropriate. This is what really matters.

 

When grinding set the edges 1/1 which is appropriate for this type of ski. If you want 1/2 that is fine too. The edges really don't matter much on this type of ski. Just set them and maintain that. Keep them clean and deburred and you will be fine.

 

 


Edited by tromano - 9/18/11 at 9:25am
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
Focus on the bases, make sure the base is ground flat and the structure and wax is appropriate. This is what really matters.

 


Is a flat base important just because of edge tuning accuracy or is there some other particular benefit of a flat base on a soft-snow ski?

 

post #7 of 10
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Is a flat base important just because of edge tuning accuracy or is there some other particular benefit of a flat base on a soft-snow ski?
 

 

To me what matters on a funshape is that the base is in good condition. It is harder to maintain a ski e.g. filling minor gouges and waxing if the base is not flat.

post #8 of 10

 

Flat bases are both    relatively easy to steer at low-to-flat edge angles compared to concave bases  and

    relatively easy to keep stable at speed at low-to-flat edge angles compared to convex bases on hardish snow.    

 

There are specifically non-flat designs out there, both concave and convex.   
 

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Originally Posted by TallSkinnyGuy View Post




Is a flat base important just because of edge tuning accuracy or is there some other particular benefit of a flat base on a soft-snow ski?

 



 

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

thank for the responses guys... you are the best.

post #10 of 10

 

JJ's after.
 

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