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sharpen edges

post #1 of 6
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i just brought my skis to the shop to let them do the edge trimming and service.

At that point i was wondering how many of you do the edges by yourselves.

Is it worth the effort buying all the stuff you need and can i really get sharp edges ?
Also, edges got much harder, right ? (think laser hardened edges etc.).

well, was just wondering, if you consider all the tech stuff you need it gets quite expensive, too.

Greets, Stef. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

EDIT: Ooops, this was supposed to be in gear general

[ November 26, 2002, 10:08 AM: Message edited by: stefan_1000 ]
post #2 of 6
I do my own edges most of the time, but you need to know a little metalurgy to get it right. Everyone should at least carry a small stone to take down small burrs as soon as they appear.

John
post #3 of 6
I edge my skis daily with a stone or file as necessary. I no longer do bases except to do repair work and resulting filing needs. I do not do any full base filing work anymore. I do all my waxing, scraping and brushing, except after a full stone base job, then I let the shop do it.

It is good quiet time where I am left alone to task out the job after skiing. Gives me time to review the day.

Mark
post #4 of 6
I am buying the stuff to file my own edges this week. I'm hoping I don't screw up any skis!

My kids and I frequently find rocks. I don't like to continue to ski on them after I've dinged up the edges, and I can't afford to take all the skis in after every trip or two.

The ski techs I talked to say that even with my rudimentary understanding I will probably do a better job than many shops.
post #5 of 6
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Quote:
Originally posted by lurking bear:

The ski techs I talked to say that even with my rudimentary understanding I will probably do a better job than many shops.
heh! that´s´what i thought when they fu**** up my skis last time.
I think I will get some basic stuff to edge the sides and let them do the base tuning once in a while.

i do the waxing myself, so it shouldn´t be such a big deal.
post #6 of 6
If you're going to do your own tuning, get a copy of Seth Masia's book:

Ski Maintenance and Repair.

You can pick it up used for the cost of a slopeside hamburger.

[ November 27, 2002, 02:10 PM: Message edited by: terry morse ]
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