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Head ski factory edge angle?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know what base/side angle Head uses, specifically the Rev 80 pro?

I don't know why this information is so hard to find, it's like some sort of secret that's closely guarded by the manufacturer. Tried to ask Head but their website doesn't even have a number to call/email address to write.
post #2 of 9

Head uses a 1 and 1 side and base bevel

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks, damn, I was hoping for at least 2° on side so I don't have to refile the entire edge on brand new skis. frown.gif
post #4 of 9

It really doesn't matter what the factory sets them at. I tune all my skis and the GF's to 1 base and 3 edge.

 

Also do not de-tune a shaped ski. Keep them sharp tip to tail.

 

Make sure the base is flat before you tune before you wax.

post #5 of 9

0.5 and 4 GS or SL, just don't loose focus eek.gif.

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post

It really doesn't matter what the factory sets them at. I tune all my skis and the GF's to 1 base and 3 edge.

 

Also do not de-tune a shaped ski. Keep them sharp tip to tail.

 

Make sure the base is flat before you tune before you wax.


Too bad that won't fly on my Machetes.

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by oldschoolskier View Post

0.5 and 4 GS or SL, just don't loose focus eek.gif .

Lol, I'm not gnarly enough to use 4. Although I do prefer 0.5 over 1, but I don't want to base grind a new pair of skis so looks I'll have to stick with 1.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by jzmtl View Post


Lol, I'm not gnarly enough to use 4. Although I do prefer 0.5 over 1, but I don't want to base grind a new pair of skis so looks I'll have to stick with 1.

After one (or two if you are slow) spill('s) due to lack of focus you learn pretty quick and then it becomes second nature.

 

The real fun starts when you let some else try your skis without warning them biggrin.gif.

post #9 of 9

Most skis coming out of the factory have 1 and 1 bevels.  Just consider it a start.  You may want to experiment with bevels for yourself.

 

For example:

On my soft snow/powder skis, I prefer 2* side and 1* base bevels.

I prefer 3* side and 1* base bevels for my hard snow skis.

 

I bolded the word "prefer" on purpose.  You will find a bevel that works best for you.  Good luck on finding what works best for you.

 

Dennis

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