Quote: Originally Posted by zentune
I have variable base bevels on my skis. For my SL's its .7 tip (first 5cm's or so, starting at contact point), .5 forebody, .25 underfoot (from just in front of toe piece to just aft of heel piece), back to .5 for the afterbody, and .7 for the tail (last 5 cm's or so)... The cool thing about this is that it allows you to go really low under foot while at the same time having a more progressive feel without the dulling effects of detuning, which is a thing of the past for high end skiers
I would like to try this out and haven't figured out how to get the .25 bevel underfoot. I have seen the metal base bevel file guides by SVST, but they start at 0.5 bevel angle. I suppose I can leave it at zero underfoot and use the 0.5 guide for the next increment up.
I just had a pair of race skis ground flat by a new shop and the base bevel is not 0, varies anywhere from a .25 to 2 deg angle. Guess the skis are going back for the second time, and will have him explain what he is doing/not doing or I will ask for a refund and go to another shop. SKiMD is in my area and he did a great job on my other skis. The shop did a good job on a full tune with a 1/3 base/side bevel. Not shure why they can't stone grind a pair of skis to 0 anlge?