This is the first year I've tuned the family's equipment and the first time I've really closely examined the ski edges. After a season of obstacles I can see that the side bevel, and even more so the base bevel, have their share of small scratches and dings. Taking these out would require removing significant amounts of metal. I've been polishing the edges regularly, the edge angle is quite sharp, and the skis work very well. Should I keep doing what I am doing or should I work harder at removing the dings?
Part of the reason I'm asking is that I think the skis are nearing the end of their usable life. They have about 100 days on them and are losing their "snap." We can probably get another season out of them. There is enough base material and edge material to take out all the dings, and remove enough base material to keep the bases flat and in line with the edges. I just don't know if there is a real benefit to doing so.