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Tuning tips for Atomic Metron 9 skis

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I recently had my Metron 9 skis tuned and the tips no longer hold the edge.  The tech is an Atomic registered tuner but my skis predate his career as a tech.  Any input on what he should know would help me a lot.  I love my skis and am loathe to replace the yet.  

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Originally Posted by maryMetron View Post

I recently had my Metron 9 skis tuned and the tips no longer hold the edge.  The tech is an Atomic registered tuner but my skis predate his career as a tech.  Any input on what he should know would help me a lot.  I love my skis and am loathe to replace the yet.  

He probably detuned the tips. Which we no longer due on shaped skis!

 

Resharpen the side edges all the way to the contact point. (tip and tail) Make sure you knock the hanging burr off after working on the side edge.

 

Also that ski should be tuned with a 1 degree base edge bevel and a 3 degree side edge bevel. Don't let enyone talk youinto a 2 degree side edge.  All Metrons came from the factory with a 1/3

 

I still own a pair of B5 Metrons and have had 4 pair over the years.

post #3 of 6
ya beat me to the punch, a man!! i was interrupted at work (cause i had to do something for once wink.gif ), but i was also thinking 1/3 and that the tech had likely detuned...

coincidentally, i was taking a few runs with a guy who had just had his racetiger sl's (consumer version) tuned at a shop and had the same complaint as the OP. what gives these days?? people in the know have been sharpening shaped skis from widest point to widest point for quite a long time now. suprised to see shop techs still detuning...

zenny
post #4 of 6

It would help to learn what tune works best for you and each pair of skis you own. Then, if you

ever have to take them to a shop you can just say...I'd like these 1/3, light structure, and DON'T

detune. I have a pair of metron B5s and ski them 0/3, even though the tune dude argued with me

about the 0 base, and yes I told him I would be checking them with my true bar. Learn what you

like and they should come out of the shop the same each time.

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I recently had my Metron 9 skis tuned and the tips no longer hold the edge.  The tech is an Atomic registered tuner but my skis predate his career as a tech.  Any input on what he should know would help me a lot.  I love my skis and am loathe to replace the yet.  

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Thanks so much!  This is exactly the info I need to make sure the skis stay skiable..  I can't say Thank You enough.

 

marMetron

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Thanks so much!  This is exactly the info I need to make sure the skis stay skiable..  I can't say Thank You enough.

 

marMetron

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