Hi gang. I'm the proud owner of a new pair of Rossi E100 (182). I'm mounting them with STH2 16s, for what I think will be a very sweet ride. I'm super excited!!
Anyway, I want to put a 3 degree side edge on them and wanted to run my plan by the pros to get their insights (I haven't set up a new pair of skis in about 5 years and am probably a bit out of practice). Here are some observations and my plan:
1) The E100 has angled sidewalls, so I don't think I need to remove any material. Does this sound right, or should I pull out my trusty sidewall plainer (i.e., a sharp wood chisel, followed by a few grades of sandpaper -- hey, it works!);
2) With note (1) in mind, my first move is to put a panzer file in a 3 degree edge tool and set the edge.
3) With the same 3 degree tool, work my way through 100, 400, and 600 diamond files.
4) With the same 3 degree tool, work my way though 600, 800, and 1600 ceramic stones.
5) As for the topsheet, I'm not sure what material it is, so I don't know whether I can smooth it out at the tips and tails like I would a GS ski. Does anyone know whether I can take a file to it???
6) Wax, wax, wax.
7) Wax a bit more.
8) I don't have any tools for the base (I don't even have a true-bar any more). Any advice on what I should do about the base (edge and structure). I'll send these to a shop to mount the bindings: should I have them check the base bevel, should I have them put structure in the base and re-set at 1 degree? What would you guys/gals do if these were yours?
Thanks a bunch for the advice!!