How are your skis performing?
I have read many times in this forum the opinion that diamond stones should not be used on the bases much if at all once the edge is set. I therefore found it very interesting to watch the recent Toko videos showing Willi Wiltz (renowned ski/snowboard tech) using each diamond stone grit on the base before using it on the edge. He is teaching to freehand the diamond stone on the base to remove the hanging burr, then use it on the side edge, then get the next finer grit of diamond stone and run it down the base edge to get the hanging burr, then use it on the side edge, etc.
I am a beginning tuner and have been freehanding an Arkansas stone with medium pressure down the base edge after all filing/stoning the side edge to get rid of the hanging burr. Honestly, I don't have the ability to "feel" everything like I assume more experienced tuners can. Am I actually getting rid of the hanging burr with this method? Should I use the diamond stones as Willi teaches or would that be dangerous for a beginner like myself (due to potentially taking off too much and increasing the base angle)?