I have been having my race skis tuned at the local shop but want to start doing the edges myself. This is what I run on them:
A) Slalom tuning spec: 1.0 tip/tail, .5 taper zone, flat underplat, 4 degree side edge
B) GS tuning spec: 1.5 tip/tail, 1.0 taper zone, .5 underplacte, 3 degree side edge
Could you tell me what equipment I need? I already have the wax stuff, swix table, vices, etc. I am confused as to what kind of file guides I need, etc. I searched a bit and there seems to be two kinds of guides out there: side and base. So for the above example in A for my slalom skis I guess I need a 4 degree side edge guide and a no base edge guide since its flat under the plate?!! What are tip/tail and taper zone specs and how do you achieve them. Same for the GS skis. Anything else I need? What kind of files, gummy stone?
A comprehensive answer is much appreciate! :)