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Detuning skis with tip and tail rocker?

post #1 of 5
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I used to tune old school cambered skis myself but I'm new to skis with tip and tail rocker. I just bought a pair of Line Prophet 98s. Does one need to detune this type of ski profile? Perhaps it matters what snow conditions one skis? We ski mostly packed powder, cut up fresh, fresh and crud, very little icy hard stuff. If I need to detune, how far along the edges? Thanks.

post #2 of 5

Since the ttip and tail are up off the snow, I would think detuning would be a no-no. You already have a much shorter edge contact length.

 

When you roll the ski on edge (of course depending on the ski /shape) the entire edge engages from my experience. (rockered tip and tail/ traditional camber)

 

Have you skied on the ski in question? If so, did you experience any negative characteristics with the tip and tail?

 

If so, you need to check the base bevel and determine if it is consistent along the entire base edge of the ski. If it is but the tip is grabby and the tail won't ((release smoothly (which I highly doubt with tail rocker)), than have more base bevel added in those areas.

 

If they ski good as is,  leave 'em alone!

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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post

Since the ttip and tail are up off the snow, I would think detuning would be a no-no. You already have a much shorter edge contact length.

 

When you roll the ski on edge (of course depending on the ski /shape) the entire edge engages from my experience. (rockered tip and tail/ traditional camber)

 

Have you skied on the ski in question? If so, did you experience any negative characteristics with the tip and tail?

 

If so, you need to check the base bevel and determine if it is consistent along the entire base edge of the ski. If it is but the tip is grabby and the tail won't ((release smoothly (which I highly doubt with tail rocker)), than have more base bevel added in those areas.

 

If they ski good as is,  leave 'em alone!

Hi Atomicman, I haven't skied this pair yet--they're brand new. I skied them as demos for two days but don't know how or if they were detuned.

post #4 of 5

Ski as they are and then report back as to what you find.

 

they mabe perfect as is.

 

pay special attnetion to behavior and report back as acuratley as possible what symptoms bother you if any and then we can help!

post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post

Since the ttip and tail are up off the snow, I would think detuning would be a no-no. You already have a much shorter edge contact length.

 

When you roll the ski on edge (of course depending on the ski /shape) the entire edge engages from my experience. (rockered tip and tail/ traditional camber)

 

Have you skied on the ski in question? If so, did you experience any negative characteristics with the tip and tail?

 

If so, you need to check the base bevel and determine if it is consistent along the entire base edge of the ski. If it is but the tip is grabby and the tail won't ((release smoothly (which I highly doubt with tail rocker)), than have more base bevel added in those areas.

 

If they ski good as is,  leave 'em alone!

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post

Ski as they are and then report back as to what you find.

 

they mabe perfect as is.

 

pay special attnetion to behavior and report back as acuratley as possible what symptoms bother you if any and then we can help!

    YUP!  I second thatwink.gif...

 

    zenny

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