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Rossignol Hero Masters edge angle - Lost in Translation

post #1 of 7
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Greetings,

 

I've been trying to determine the edge angles on the Hero Masters, and haven't received consistent advice. When I emailed Rossignol, I received confusing information. They stated that the base edge angle was 2 degrees, and the side edge was also 2 degrees.

 


I am not totally certain I am reading this correctly. Does it mean it's 88 degrees overall? Or that the base and side edges are both set to 2 degrees?

 

Specifically, the email from Rossignol stated "...it's 88° +/- 0.5° on base and 2° +/-0.5° on side."

 

I've never seen a base edge at 2 degrees...

 

Any harm in beveling the side to 3 degrees?

 

Any insight would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

post #2 of 7
Yes, .5 base and 2 on the side sounds right sounds correct. Adding a degree for 3 isnt a bad idea.
post #3 of 7

I'd be shocked if it came in at 0.5* base.....most would be 1*.

 

By the diagram it looks like 1* base (0.3* +/- variance) and the side is 2* (0.5* +/- variance).....so they shoot for 1 base 2 side.

 

No harm in going 3* side.

 

In the end the factory setup shouldn't matter, your personal preferences however should.

post #4 of 7

The lower box is for "high end" skis.  2° plus or minus 0.5° for the side is expected.  An included angle of 88° from the base is that 2°.

 

The upper box showing the the standard base edge angle of 1° plus or minus 0.3°.

 

In any case, set the edge angles at whatever you like best for your snow conditions and your skiing style.

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by hbear View Post
 

I'd be shocked if it came in at 0.5* base.....most would be 1*.

 

By the diagram it looks like 1* base (0.3* +/- variance) and the side is 2* (0.5* +/- variance).....so they shoot for 1 base 2 side.

 

No harm in going 3* side.

 

In the end the factory setup shouldn't matter, your personal preferences however should.


It is 1 degree base, and 2 degrees side. 

If it were my ski I would change the side to (edit 2) 3 and wait for a base grind before changing the base to 0.5.


Edited by Ghost - 12/6/15 at 8:29pm
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by hbear View Post

I'd be shocked if it came in at 0.5* base.....most would be 1*.

By the diagram it looks like 1* base (0.3* +/- variance) and the side is 2* (0.5* +/- variance).....so they shoot for 1 base 2 side.

No harm in going 3* side.

In the end the factory setup shouldn't matter, your personal preferences however should.

From the mouth of our local Rep. It's from the Rossi race room, so in sure they want to let people determine their own angles as much as they can.
post #7 of 7

I just took a marker and a file to my LTs. Not even close to a 3 degree, maybe 2.  They had a good tune on them but it took some work with the bastard file to get it to a 3 degree bevel.  I like the fact that they leave it up to the user to set the edge.  Looking forward to running them through the gates next week in our beer league :)

 

Pete

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