I have a pair of Rossi E88s that I have used approximately 6 times and am getting ready for a week-long ski trip out West (going to mostly be on piste skiing) and I have a few questions.
First of all, I am definitely going to get a hot iron wax before the trip, but should I also get a tune performed? I was thinking if I get them tuned to only get the base bevel and the side edge done because the bases still look good. This leads me into my second question. I have read that Rossis come with a 1 degree base bevel and 1 degree side edge angle out of the factory. If I get them tuned should I keep the 1/1 or would I be better off going with a 1/2 or even a 1/3?
Another question is about how the tuning is to be performed. All of the places that I have called do machine tuning only. One place uses a Montana machine that according to the tech, only does a base bevel that varies from 0.5 to 0.7 depending on whether it is at the waist or tips...To me that sounds weird because that is a more aggressive base bevel than I want and I would think they could set the angle if they wanted. The second place (REI) uses a machine as well but will let me pick the base and side angles. I know machine vs. hand is a big debate here, but since I can't find anyone to do a hand tune, would machine be OK? Does anyone have experience with REI ski tuning?