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Thread Starter 

Hi,

Not sure if this is the right forum to ask but...

 

Just got my daughter a new pair of Fischer Junior GS ski. The question is: should I send it to the shop to have a full race tune so that they will flatten the base and I can also specify the specific side/base bevel angles?

 

I don't know what Fischer's factory settings are but am thinking about 0.75/2 degree base/side.

 

Any suggestion on leave it (& just wax) or tune it to make sure everything is known (or hopefully 100%)?

 

thanks!

post #2 of 7
Every race ski that I get in my shop goes over the belt to square the ski up... If they are a true race ski chances are the edges are square and you will need to set the angle you want...
post #3 of 7

I don't know how it's with junior skis, but "normal" (read: adult) race skis come from race department with 0/0 edges. Normal procedure with new skis is grinding to get appropriate structure, then doing edges the way racer want's. And then quite few passes with iron, to get ptex saturated with wax. Only after this, you put it on snow. If you are capable of doing edges yourself (especially base angle) then just put them to grind, otherwise let someone else do it.

post #4 of 7

This is from Fischer's site in the FAQ -

 

http://www.fischersports.com/us/Alpine/Company/FAQ

 

   
 
Are Fischer skis ready for use when I buy them?
 

 

I recently bought Fischer SL and GS races skis for my daughter.  The shop where I got them said they are ready to go.  Are they perfect; probably not.  Are they good for getting through December's crappy snow; yup.  Unless she's having a hard time with them and tells me something is odd, I'm going to let it go until January and check again then.

post #5 of 7

Most of companies write something like this. But if you bother to check skis after they are out of store, you will see majority of skis is plain 0/0. And for race stock skis (talking about Fischer this mean their T-tuning) it's always so, that they are not "shaped" after they come from factory. Every racer has his/her own preferred settings and in race department they know this, so they don't make more problems then needed to racers and especially their tech's. So they leave shaping to athletes and their servicemen. This FAQ is for normal, store skis, not racing skis. And even with store skis, I wouldn't trust to this all that much. I saw too many skis from friend and "friends" who brought them to me to prepare them, and almost every single one was set to 0/0.

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys... I think I'll send it in for a prep. I got a 2 for 1 race tune deal with the local shop so can send it through the Montana for 1/2 price :) At least I'll be sure of the settings.

 

I am thinking about 0.75 deg base and 2 deg side. I think this is appropriate?

 

thanks!

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Originally Posted by hobieboy View Post

Thanks guys... I think I'll send it in for a prep. I got a 2 for 1 race tune deal with the local shop so can send it through the Montana for 1/2 price :) At least I'll be sure of the settings.

 

I am thinking about 0.75 deg base and 2 deg side. I think this is appropriate?

 

thanks!



0.7/3 is the normal Fischer adult GS setting as i understand it. I may just have been lucky,  but all my US -supplied Fischer race stock have been spot-on right out of the box.(~ 8-10pairs).    I made the mistake on the first pair I ever got of setting the base to 1.  bad move!.  now I stick with 0.7.  To primoz's point, I can believe that there will be differences in different distribution channels and, particularly in the real race supply.  (as opposed to us wanna bees who have to buy our own). 

 

Personally, I would let you daughter ski them first before grinding.  YMMV

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