First off, big thanks to all of those that helped out with my last thread. I got enough of the right tuning gear to get what i need - minus a couple of things such as a decent iron (currently using a rubbish thin base one) and a side edge beveller (the places i ordered from were out of stock on them), which means i haven't had the chance to give the edges a proper sharpen.
Here's some shots from the weekend click for big
So as you might be able to tell from the shots season has been a slow start on this side of the world, and while the snowmaking teams have done a good job filling in the gaps, unfortunately the busy days are a bit too much for the snow base.
Quite a few rocks came through on the weekend as more people scraped the top off congested areas. The result is after only the first two days of the season, ive already got unhappy edges, as much as i tried to dodge them and called it quits early! A lot of ice underneath didn't help with the dulling either.
Fortunately we just got a dump of nearly half a metre over the past three days so that should improve things for the coming weekend.
The drying room at the place we stayed wasn't very dry... Now i've cleaned the rust off by gently rubbing the gummi stone on it which seems to have worked nicely.
But I'm wondering about the edges (and base). Theres been a fair amount of damage, but i'm honestly not sure if this is bad, or okay and can be sorted easily.
Some shots, click for big
They will be going into the shop tomorrow for a tune up and to set the initial angles, on account of having no side edge beveller yet to do so myself - should get one shipped into the country in a week or two, no one has any 3 degree bevels under $100 here!
I'm wanting to go 1 degree base, 3 (87) degree side as per fischers factory settings. I'm not sure what the shops workmanship is like, their product range for tools is certainly poor at least (they didnt think you need more than one diamond stone unless racing). So i was wondering whether i should request them at 2 (88) degrees for use this weekend, and then take it down to 3 (87) myself when i can properly polish and hone them with my diamond and arkansas stone to get a nice hard polished edge that might be a bit more resilient to wear.
I had a quick look myself though with my SVST Final Cut beveller, and im not sure if i should be seeing such an lip here (i haven't touched them yet, they are whatever the previous owner had them set at)
And i had a light test with the 100 grit diamond stone, using it in the beveller as instructed in this video but its left some scratches on the base even after only light pressure which is concerning! Whats going on here? I'd be concerned to apply proper pressure.
So, are the edges bad? Or no big deal? I'm certainly going to get an opinion from the shop tomorrow.
Edited by eXDee - 7/23/14 at 3:39am