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Edge Angles out West?

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Thread Starter 

I picked up a set of Atomic Snoops for cheap and am wondering what angles to put on them for going to Vermont, but also out west.  I use a 1/3 setup for my normal east coast conditions on my Contact 4x4s, but the 94mm underfoot on the Snoops is wider than the 75mm that I'm used to.

 

So I'm not sure what angles to put on the Snoops.  Would a 1/3 east coast setup pose any problems out west?  Would a 1/3 be appropriate for a "wider" ski to maintain all-mountain versatility?


Edited by Gunnerbob - 9/16/11 at 12:38pm
post #2 of 6

Standard tune 1Base 2 Side.  

Many people who want the extra edge will go with a 1/3, but if the snow is good (east or west) then 1/2 is fine.

 

post #3 of 6
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Snow being good is variable.  And going from a 1/3 to a 1/2 will take a bunch of metal, so maybe I start with a 1/2 on the wider skis and see how it goes.  I was just worried that east conditions might not work well for west coast.  Sounds like that's not the case.

post #4 of 6

Hands down 1/3. You lose nothing in soft snow performance and gain everything on hard snow.

 

I ski Head Mojo 94 (94mm waist tuned 1/3) they rock in the pow and crud and soft snow and ski like a race ski on hardpack and ice!

 

It is an old wives tale that a 3 degree dull faster then a 2. I have just not found any difference, but the difference in ski performance is astounding.  And even if it was true, I'll take a less sharp 3 over a sharp 2 anyday!
 

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Originally Posted by Gunnerbob View Post

Snow being good is variable.  And going from a 1/3 to a 1/2 will take a bunch of metal, so maybe I start with a 1/2 on the wider skis and see how it goes.  I was just worried that east conditions might not work well for west coast.  Sounds like that's not the case.



 

post #5 of 6
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Sounds like the 1/3 is the way to go then.  Works with deeper snow conditions without sacrificing hard pack/east coast conditions.

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Sounds like the 1/3 is the way to go then.  Works with deeper snow conditions without sacrificing hard pack/east coast conditions.



 

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