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Hey guys I'm pretty new to the tuning aspect so here's my question. I'm skiing K2 Press skis on eastern ice and hard pack. I am learning park since I moved out here and the downhill blows here in Ohio. So after grinding for a night my edges are all jacked up lol. Could I get some advice on how much to shave off cause I was told if I did it too hard it will ruin my skis quick. Should I start with the gummy to get the bottom edge flat or use the file for the bottom too? 

post #2 of 10

gummy stones are used to deburr edges after filing or belt grinding, so that wont help. your best bet is to either file them by hand or bring them to a shop to have them sharpened on machines. ive seen plenty of ski edges messed up beyond repair from excessive grinding and hitting rocks. alot of material needs to be taken off to get them back into shape and sometimes they cant at all.
 

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Ok thank you that helps a ton ...so should I use an actual file or will my tuning tool work? And if I need an actual file can I use a normal fine metal file or are the ones from swix specially made?
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Ok thank you that helps a ton ...so should I use an actual file or will my tuning tool work? And if I need an actual file can I use a normal fine metal file or are the ones from swix specially made?

 

you can get a file that mounts in a hand guard for self tuning if you would like. the advantage of machine sharpening and waxing is thats its more precise and the base and bottom edges get refinished.

 

heres a link to the type of file im talking about.

 

http://skiing.about.com/od/skigear/ss/sharpenski.htm

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you can get a file that mounts in a hand guard for self tuning if you would like. the advantage of machine sharpening and waxing is thats its more precise and the base and bottom edges get refinished.

 

heres a link to the type of file im talking about.

 

http://skiing.about.com/od/skigear/ss/sharpenski.htm

yeah thats what i was saying by tuning tool i have one of them, sorry for not describing correctly 

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yeah thats what i was saying by tuning tool i have one of them, sorry for not describing correctly 

If you are going to go back out railing and parking, waht is the sense of fixing the skis?

 

Maybe you should get a trahsed park ski and another ski you don't park with.

 

You can't file your base edge once the bevel has been set. The skis need to have a base grind and the base edge brought back to flat (-0- degrees) before filing. And then you don't wnat more than 1 1 degree base edge bevel. which is a 1mm gap with a true bar matched to the base edge angle 60mm across the ski, (not very damn mcuh in other words.

 

Do you really want to spend the $$ for a base grind every time you torture your skis in the park to be able to fix them.

 

Truth is once the base bevel is set intially you should never touch the base edge again. All maintaninace should be done on the side edges ONLY!

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If you are going to go back out railing and parking, waht is the sense of fixing the skis?

 

Maybe you should get a trahsed park ski and another ski you don't park with.

 

You can't file your base edge once the bevel has been set. The skis need to have a base grind and the base edge brought back to flat (-0- degrees) before filing. And then you don't wnat more than 1 1 degree base edge bevel. which is a 1mm gap with a true bar matched to the base edge angle 60mm across the ski, (not very damn mcuh in other words.

 

Do you really want to spend the $$ for a base grind every time you torture your skis in the park to be able to fix them.

 

Truth is once the base bevel is set intially you should never touch the base edge again. All maintaninace should be done on the side edges ONLY!

yeah im going to be in the park all the time and have a pair of park skis for this reason. I just didnt know if regular upkeep would still help the performance at all. And still should i file the side edges down then? 

post #8 of 10

Sorry for the lousy typing!

 

Yes, sharpen the skis only on the side edge. you canuse a file first, but I would use a coarse diamond stone before I file to smooth out any hrdened damaged spots. The use a 1 or 2 degree side edge bevel tool with a file and the use a maybe a 200 and then 400 diamond stone. As a last step knoock the hanging burr of and you're good to go.

 

If you don't know about the haging burr Do a search on Epic, tons of info on it!

 

A-man!

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Sorry for the lousy typing!

 

Yes, sharpen the skis only on the side edge. you canuse a file first, but I would use a coarse diamond stone before I file to smooth out any hrdened damaged spots. The use a 1 or 2 degree side edge bevel tool with a file and the use a maybe a 200 and then 400 diamond stone. As a last step knoock the hanging burr of and you're good to go.

 

If you don't know about the haging burr Do a search on Epic, tons of info on it!

 

A-man!

Alright thats the answer i was looking for smile.gif Thank you A-man 

post #10 of 10

Run a black permanent marker along your edges and you'll know how much your taking off.

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