So i had a weekend on the skis, without touching the bases, half because i didn't have time to get to a shop by the mountain, and half because i wanted to see how bad they would be.
Turning just felt all off, hard to control and it really threw off my entire technique - it was like using a completely different set of skis than when i first tried them - which was really nice.
The ski tuning shop on the mountain detuned the tip and tail for me as they said they were sharp, would be catching and had not been detuned at all. This helped a bit with turning. But it definitely just didn't feel right, it felt like i was skiing a different set of skis to when i first tried them. They offered 0.7 base 2 edge as thats what they use in their large automatic waxing/sharpening machine.
Last night a friend used my gear to tune their twin tips, which seemed to turn out really well. They used the file to set the base angle and it was cutting nicely, then the diamond stones progressively to sharpen and you could hear a different tone per stone and visibly see the edge getting more polished and feeling sharper. While i dont have a true bar, putting a couple of metal objects (like the edge of the file) on the base of the ski, and you could see a distinct but tiny bit of light coming through.
Except when i go today to look at taking my bases down to 1 degree myself, as based on how well tuning those had gone. But instead I get none of this. No satisfying cutting sound from the file, barely anything from the stone. And yet when putting the file and another metal bar on it, i cant see the same sliver of light coming through as i could on the twin tips. Unfortunately i don't have a true bar.
And this happens, so i stopped since i was certain it wasn't meant to. The 1-2mm strip down the side by the edge appears to be just scratching the base.
Left a bit confused here, any idea what's going on?