The title says it all. The video will show you another way to flatten and remove old burned base material. Grinding a ski can cause "creep" in the plastic. That is not good. Therefore after a stone grind a ski needs a lot of work as well to finish off the grind, as stone grinding does produce lots of micro-hair. A new grind needs to be smoothed and mellowed to get the grind to top performance. There is no question that a proper structure for the given snow condition is paramount to a fast gliding ski. The science tells us a deeper structure for wet snow and a shallow structure for dry snow. Most of us ski on all conditions throughout the course of a season. So for the non racer most skis will have "universal" structure. Not to deep, not to shallow. Cross grinds are easier to turn for folks who don't do high edge angle carves. Lineal grinds are what is found on most downhill race skis. A deep lineal ground ski will be very hard to "slarve" or slide, however it will be stable when running flat. In other words it won't wander. That being said, a shallow lineal grind will be easy to turn a slarve type turn. Easy to hockey stop. It will slide sideways unlike a deep lineal grind. Many folks have and use this method. Here is a long video where I take you comprehensively through the entire process. In order to learn one needs to listen to the entire length of the video. Please don't make any "wise cracks" until you have truly listened to, and watched the whole thing. Once you have done that feel free to fire away! Also, please don't bother to tell me you have seen this posted in many other Threads. I am aware of that, as I am the one who has posted it many times.
Edited by Jacques - 11/18/13 at 8:01pm