Originally Posted by XLTL
Originally Posted by Jacques
Small concave portion is no big deal as long as both skis are relatively equal. Not only will grinding take away from the skis lifespan, but much work is needed after a grind to bring the ski up to potential speed.
Think about that before you spend your money that way.
I will say it again. All this must be perfectly flat stuff is pure poppycock!
Yes, I was wondering how much work would be needed to clean out the structure in the base after stone grinds. I've read it takes more wax and scrape cycles than a recreational skier like myself will tolerate. Your thoughts?
The nuisance factor of scraping wax is increased by concavity IMO. They scraped down a lot faster when these skis were new and flat. Yes, I used a true bar.
Lot's of work post. Steel scrape, Fiber pad, sequence of brushing, wax and keep doing it besides the steel scrape. Wax holds down the hairs. Then good brushing brings them back up. I look at the ski with bright light. Looking across the base. If after brushing I see micro hairs I do it again until I can't see anymore after brushing.
The ski should be flat on the outer thirds, or relatively so. Small concave parts are mot that hard to clean out after scraping with plastic dish scrubbers and then brush.
Sure, if it's that bad then grind if you want, but you can't grind away a deep pocket. Good luck.