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post #31 of 38

I bought new boots last year after skiing the same skis for two seasons, and suddenly, I just did not have the control over the skis like I was used to. Two things were going on: 1) boots were too stiff, and 2) I needed toe lifts.

 

But I am also in agreement that you could just have a tune issue going on since you recently had the skis tuned.

 

Who knew skiing could involve so much detective work?!

post #32 of 38
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I agree but canting and cuff alignment are not the same.

 

 I understand that very very well. 

post #33 of 38

Have you tried buckling the boots??:duck:

post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

The discussion about the tune on those skis is pretty solid.  Perhaps the base bevels are off? 

Thats a possibility.  They are a race ski, and I think they usually come out of the factory with a more aggressive edge bevel.  Maybe the shop tuned them to a regular 90 degrees.  

post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by TreeFiter View Post

Thanks litterbug,
I'm pretty sure they were flattened when I had them tuned, because I had them fill in a few gouges in the base.  But it can't hurt to check.  

Those skis with convex (base high) bases? They'd had a number of shop tunes over the course of three years, including base repairs, and had been getting less and less fun on the snow before I got them ground and fixed the bevels. Either none those shop techs had checked base flatness, or if they noticed it, they didn't tell me. Maybe they assumed I wasn't a good enough skier to notice it or that I wouldn't want to pay for a base grind. It's been said before: who knows how many people ditch their skis after a few years thinking they've lost camber or have 'worn out' when all they needed was a competent base grind?
post #36 of 38
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Those skis with convex (base high) bases? They'd had a number of shop tunes over the course of three years, including base repairs, and had been getting less and less fun on the snow before I got them ground and fixed the bevels. Either none those shop techs had checked base flatness, or if they noticed it, they didn't tell me. Maybe they assumed I wasn't a good enough skier to notice it or that I wouldn't want to pay for a base grind. It's been said before: who knows how many people ditch their skis after a few years thinking they've lost camber or have 'worn out' when all they needed was a competent base grind?

Good point.  If I decide to keep them a while longer instead of buying new skis, I'll probably have them tuned and specifically have them check the base flatness and edge bevels.  

post #37 of 38

I'm no boot authority, but for myself, changes in forward lean angle can have a huge impact on how I can maintain edge hold. Simply adding or removing a small rear spoiler alone can be the difference between perfect RR tracks and washing tails. In addition, if your new boots are stiffer than your old ones (which they are, at least on paper) if you are making any improper movements, your new boots will amplify this.

post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by TreeFiter View Post

Thats a possibility.  They are a race ski, and I think they usually come out of the factory with a more aggressive edge bevel.  Maybe the shop tuned them to a regular 90 degrees.  
The may have put a real race tune on it which may create issues with releasing the turn for mere mortals
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