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different edge thickness in set of skis?

post #1 of 13
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Bought some used demos, they are tuned up great but I noticed one of the skis has a fair amount less edge thickness than the other.  It looks like it had a good grind at one point where the other ski hasn't yet.  Is this something I need to be concerned about before I ski next season or will both skis still ski the same regardless of edge thickness? 

post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by core2 View Post
 

Bought some used demos, they are tuned up great but I noticed one of the skis has a fair amount less edge thickness than the other.  It looks like it had a good grind at one point where the other ski hasn't yet.  Is this something I need to be concerned about before I ski next season or will both skis still ski the same regardless of edge thickness? 


Check the serial numbers on the skis and see if they are actually an unmatched pair.  I wouldn't worry about it if you got a pretty good deal on them.  If you paid dearly for them I'd be a little pissed if I were you.

post #3 of 13
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Check the serial numbers on the skis and see if they are actually an unmatched pair.  I wouldn't worry about it if you got a pretty good deal on them.  If you paid dearly for them I'd be a little pissed if I were you.


Thanks.  Checked, they are matched, but the one ski definitely has a story to tell.  I got an insanely good deal on them so I won't worry about it. 

post #4 of 13
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Ski on right has less.

 

post #5 of 13
Woah, that's quite a difference.
post #6 of 13
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Yeah, I noticed it pretty quickly.  I just wonder with that little edge if they got the bevel set right?  I only plan to use these for a season and as my rock/junk skis so my main concern is having them both perform the same.  I don't want one ski turning and the other going wonky.  Should I give the shop a call or just ski them and forget about it?

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Yeah, I noticed it pretty quickly.  I just wonder with that little edge if they got the bevel set right?  I only plan to use these for a season and as my rock/junk skis so my main concern is having them both perform the same.  I don't want one ski turning and the other going wonky.  Should I give the shop a call or just ski them and forget about it?

 

In a way it doesn't matter what you paid for them, if you bought them to ski and they don't perform you will be disappointed. Now that it's in your head I would take them back and see what they can do for you. Besides, we won't need rock skis with the record dumping we're going to get this year.

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In a way it doesn't matter what you paid for them, if you bought them to ski and they don't perform you will be disappointed. Now that it's in your head I would take them back and see what they can do for you. Besides, we won't need rock skis with the record dumping we're going to get this year.

 

Well I contacted the shop and showed them the pic.  They are going to let me send them back and either give me replacement or money back.  Can't argue with that and now it won't nag at my subconscious all summer lol.

post #9 of 13

Great customer service ....... except for the manic base prep tech!  ;)

post #10 of 13

won't affect the way they ski. Almost certainly one edge had a significant hit that had to be ground out. If it were me I would only send them back if it looked like there had been sidewall damage or delamination that had been repaired. Obviously the thin edge won't take filing as many times as the other edges but unless there's more major damage filing away all of the edge is unlikely. Might be best to keep the thin edge on the outside.

post #11 of 13
Seeing how this is the tuning forum.

I'm sure those of us that do our own tuning would have just knocked down the high spot in the metal edge and left the rest of the edge at full width instead of have the whole edge pay the price for a small nick. Most damage when filed back so it matches the rest of the edge will have no effect on how the ski feels under foot.

To many people think you need perfect edges and bases to ski on. It just not true.
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post

Seeing how this is the tuning forum.

I'm sure those of us that do our own tuning would have just knocked down the high spot in the metal edge and left the rest of the edge at full width instead of have the whole edge pay the price for a small nick. Most damage when filed back so it matches the rest of the edge will have no effect on how the ski feels under foot.

To many people think you need perfect edges and bases to ski on. It just not true.

agree

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Like stated above, it was more of a mental thing.  I am sure the ski would've performed fine but I would've blamed any perceived problems on that edge.  The shop traded me for another set of skis both with good edge thickness which should give me plenty to tune on so all is right.

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