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Rossignol S3 - Tip and Tail Edge Detune ?

post #1 of 8
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I had a local ski shop mount bindings to my new Rossignol S3's yesterday.  My instructions were to mount only, which they did fine on.  This shop normally does a machine wax with all mounts, which I specifically instructed them not to do, as I prefer my own hand hot wax.   I expected a mount only, with absolutely no other service performed, however, when I picked up the skis, the tech said that he detuned the tip ad tail edges, which I did not request or expect.  

 

My question is:

 

What is recommended for tip and tail edge detune on Rossi S3's ?

 

I was going to do a very, very slight detune on tips and tails (basically just gummy stone), than see how they felt on the snow and go from there.  It appears that the tech at the ski shop did a much more aggressive detune, and rounded the tip and tail edges with a file.  I'm not concerned about the shop making things right if I'm not happy - they're usually very good about that.  Really want to find out what others are doing and what is recommended for detune on S3's ?  Anyone running them as-is from the factory ?

post #2 of 8

Not good!  Of all the skis to not de-tune, that is crazy.  IMHO.  Ski them first for a few days at least.  I'd be distressed!  Friggin ridiculous.

post #3 of 8
Whole tip and tail or just the tapered part? I detuned my S7, but ONLY the tapered section.
post #4 of 8

I detune down to just above the contact point.

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

I detune down to just above the contact point.



Not any farther unless this is a primary bumps ski, then only a tad more, like 3-4 cms of contact area..

post #6 of 8

don't ever go there again, bad customer relations. contacts point, maybe just a little bit past, smooth over the file de-tune with a gummy

post #7 of 8

I detune all reverse sidecut parts of any ski.

post #8 of 8


 

Explain reasoning behind this?

 

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

I detune all reverse sidecut parts of any ski.



 

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