Originally Posted by zentune
**Disclaimer: .25 or 0 degrees = near instantaneous edge engagement and is recommended for experienced skiers/racers
only---at least by your's truly!**
I'll testify to that! Definitely not for an out of shape desk jockey who had very few snow days that season, brought her most assertive skis, and planned to ease into them on groomers. And the groomers turned out to be cold and grippy, which is usually my favorite kind of snow but probably enhanced the effect of the tune. I'd probably have had to adjust to the lower bevel on the whole ski, but a radial or variable or whatever tune was just too much for me.
Great diagram, BTMac. Better than trying to draw one in my head as people describe what's going on.
Originally Posted by Mr. Crab
That's really funny! I know Earl & co. hand tune and cater a lot to pretty high end race folk... I had almost the exact experience with Podium in Park City- World Cup class hand tuning- I just mentioned them in another post. They tuned my old reliable SUV gold Gotamas into some kind of raging, uncontrollable beasts. It was quite the wild ride. My regular shop guys ( Cole Sports) just laughed and put my old tune back on and everything was back to normal. This World Cup stuff is a whole 'nother level and I'm happy to remain a mere mortal. I hope that your Kenjas are ok- sweet ski.
I'd check the edges right away if my tuning gear would only arrive!!
(insert impatient toe-tapping emoticon here) But now that I know what happened it should be easy to make it right.
I can't even tell you now nice it is to finally understand what happened. In fact, I've been rattled because I fell so much that spring, and even had a concussion trying to deal with some really bad conditions the following month, which was the first time I seriously injured myself on skis. That ended the season for me, and since then I've been torn between looking forward to skiing and worrying that I'd lost my mojo.