Originally Posted by Atomicman
Originally Posted by Jacques
I'm sorry you see so many concave skis. I rarely see any. The ones I see are usually Atomic's. If your skis are so badly concave maybe you need to have them "Stone Ground"!
Anyway, I know you hate and dis BEAST tools. I love them and I don't have any issues with the Side Of The Beast Pro. I don't have problems with it rolling off the edge as that would be a user error and I put 1/4 inch thick stones in mine. Maybe your bolt was too short.
No worries. To each his own. Be good up there!
Yeah, Jaques, I don't know how to use a side edge beveler...Really dude User error The base plate is too narrow!
And your full of it. Lotsa of wider skis are concave in the center in the tip and tail and you should NEVER try to grind all of that out. As long as the skis are flat from the edge to about 10mm in, they will ski fine.
Look my sons raced with Eric Holmer and his sister although they are younger than Eric. I have stopped by and spoken to Scott in person on numerous occasions and bought tons of gear from Race Place over the years!. I used the Beast stuff for sometime, but I have sound SVST far superior........so sue me! I don't like the fact you have to screw the plate tight on the side edge beveler either. Spring clamps work better.
Also prefer the replaceable Delrin feet on the SVST Final cut base beveler and the machined metal construction. Pardon the Phu out of me!
Hey......easy. Don't take things personal. At least we can now agree the base of a ski does not need to be perfectly flat! You do fine with your tool choice, and I do fine with mine.
BEAST base beveler tools never need any inserts replaced. They last forever unless it breaks. I did have one break. The replaced it for free. It broke where the plate screwed into the polycarbonate.
Base BEAST is a fine guide. Let's face it. Bevel guides are very simple devices.
Here is what they say and I am with them on that.
From their site and catalog.
#1 Ski Base Edge Beveler in the World!
Our proven stainless steel and polycarbonate design is tremendously successful with ski tuning techs around the world. This uniquely designed ski base edger features angled side arms, a "tongue" file grip, and ergonomic finger rests, all allowing for efficient cutting and an easy, comfortable grip. The stainless steel floating elevation bar tilts the file or stone at a precise angle for easy set-up and maintenance of base edge bevels.
Why Base BEAST is #1
The polycarbonate used in the Base BEAST main frame is one of the toughest and most stable materials available and is used in many high tech applications, including eyeglass lenses, Blu-ray discs, and bulletproof shields.
The accuracy of the Base BEAST is assured by a patented design, which maintains the base angle with a precise stainless steel elevation bar set at the optimum distance from the ski edge.
This durability of material combined with an accurate, easy to use design makes Base BEAST the #1 selling base edge beveler in the World!