I've felt that my slalom skis don't grip on ice despite me tuning them every other day. (I'm sliding out on race courses on a freaking green!) I then tried some demo skis and was able to carve again on ice. I'm thinking there are four possibilities:
- I suck at skiing and the demo skis covered it up through demo ski magic
- I suck at tuning and the demo skis with their mediocre high volume shop tune are better
- The slalom ski is dead or dying (I've had 100 days on them, and they're ~4 years old)
- The slalom ski needs a base grind (I haven't actually had a base grind since owning them, thinking that running my base flattening tool would be enough)
I put them in for a base grind last weekend and will try them again on Saturday... any other ideas on what the issue could be? Normally I tune to 4 degree side edge and don't touch the base except with a gummi stone on any rusty spots or burrs. I believe the base was set at 0.7 at one time.