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Cause for wide ski tracks?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I noticed at times my skis leave a wide track instead of pencil thin lines. The turn shape is exactly the same as pencil thin lines, but it's as if the skis are constantly skidding so the track is wide, but width remain constant. Condition is some loose stuff on very firm base, and I'm not pivoting the skis, at least I don't think I am.

What could be the cause of this, not enough angle to produce a stable platform, wrong fore/aft distribution, edge not sharp enough, or something else? (my edges are decently sharp for the front 2/3, but the tail end could use some filing, which I'm waiting till end of season to do)

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post #2 of 10

Yes, it is always important to put your skis away for the Summer with sharp edges?….What?

 

Come on, get'm tuned up.  You wanna carve?  .7 base bevel, 3 side bevel and smooth.  Tip em high early and balance on your edges.  Start with tipping your feet inside your boots first to lead your angulation efforts.  

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
I didn't feel like a super fine tune is necessary for the local molehill, but if its the cause I'll bring out the file.
post #4 of 10
If the tool ain't tuned, it ain't gonna perform. 2 and 3? Really? Even my fat skis are 1.5 and 3.
Then do what Bud sed. smile.gif
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Oh God no, 2/3 as in front two third of the ski. The tail end 1/3 isn't as sharp. The actual angle is 1 base 2 side
post #6 of 10
I don't think the 2 is an angle. He meant the last third of the length is dull. Seems that might be worse than a uniformly dull ski.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdf View Post

I don't think the 2 is an angle. He meant the last third of the length is dull. Seems that might be worse than a uniformly dull ski.

Yeah, this, although I see how it could be confusing.
post #8 of 10

The width of the track is just because the loose stuff is flying a little more than the firm stuff below. It has nothing to do with technique or tune. Your tracks will look different in different conditions. It's normal.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks, that's good to know. I was racking my brain trying to figure out why are my skis keep slipping sideways. redface.gif
post #10 of 10

I'm no expert but I think snow conditions and skier input  play a big role in ski tracks. Notice the difference between the 2 turns/inside track and outside track. Skis were 188cm Head WC GS boards.

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