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edges just not right

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

I've had a shop sharpen the edges but after a day or so of skiing they don't seem to hold like they used to and the skis start slipping out from under me when I go into a turn.  Even with some burrs and some normal use shouldn't I get a few days before they need to be freshened up?

 

Do you guys have any suggestions on what I should tell the shop to look at/do?  I think they are just giving me the general gaper tune right now.

post #2 of 9

How old are the skis and how much use have they had?

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Not that old, 2012 K2 Rictors.  They have 30 or so days of hard skiing on them.  I average 20-30k vert a day. 

 

 

post #4 of 9
The only way to know what is going on with your edges is to do it yourself.

Did you give them the bevels or assume they'd do it a certain way? The stores here give you a 1/1 if you don't say anything.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

The only way to know what is going on with your edges is to do it yourself.

Did you give them the bevels or assume they'd do it a certain way? The stores here give you a 1/1 if you don't say anything.

 

I said "have someone that knows what they are doing check out my edges" which I think got me the gaper tune you are describing.  Short of getting the equipment and tuning myself, should I ask specifically ask the shop to tune to 1 and 3?  I'm just not sure what exactly I need to ask for to get my skis back to normal but they need deeper work than what the shop is doing currently. 

post #6 of 9
You need to establish a tuning relationship with a good shop, so that you are in the same page.


Meanwhile, my rule number one (not contradicting the above sound advice) is to have them WRITE DOWN IN BIG LETTERS on the work order: "DO NOT DETUNE!" They must write it down. Verbal assurances always get lost / ignored. Make sure you SEE them write it on the slip.
post #7 of 9
Always give them specific written instructions and pray.

But start writing a Christmas list for tuning equipment.
post #8 of 9
Sounds like they detuned them too much for your application. Edges won't hold even when they are sharp and at the correct edge angles when the tips and tails are detuned too much.
post #9 of 9
I'd go so far as to tell them you'll do your own detuning or take a marker to the sides of the skis and permanently mark the detune area.
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