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0 degree (90) base bevel underfoot?

post #1 of 6
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Just wondering if anybody is racing / skiing with that setup? ... with something like a .5 or 1.0 on the tip / tail area?

I believe you can't get a 0 base bevel from a shop because it would ruin the base grinding machines, but as for people who still hand tune?
post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by gdeangel View Post

Just wondering if anybody is racing / skiing with that setup? ... with something like a .5 or 1.0 on the tip / tail area?

I believe you can't get a 0 base bevel from a shop because it would ruin the base grinding machines, but as for people who still hand tune?

Do a search for radial tune. I posted some stuff. 

 

I went .5 under foot graduating to a 1 in tip and tail. Hated it and so did my son, who is USSA Masters Race Coach.

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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
 

Do a search for radial tune. I posted some stuff. 

 

I went .5 under foot graduating to a 1 in tip and tail. Hated it and so did my son, who is USSA Masters Race Coach.

I tried that once, years ago. I also did not like it. I just stick with a constant base bevel from tip to tail. Usually 0.5 for SL and 0.7 for GS.

post #4 of 6
A base grind done right sets the base to 0. Tune sets the base to the desired base. Start with the lowest desired base and increase if desired, to go back down a base grind is required.

As to base I like a 0.5 for the rest of the family 1. I love the responsiveness, but it is too much for them.
post #5 of 6
Zero bevel underfoot, I don't know. Years ago I had some new slaloms that were completely flat, they skied worse than horrible. Just recently a friend and I got new Fischer GS with a flat base from the factory, no tune. He skied his as is and said they were lousy. Both pr. are now .75 tip and tail, .5 under foot and ski beautifully. That tune works really well on those and a couple other of my gs skis. I've skied slaloms tuned that way and liked them.....just had a pr. done but not tried them yet. Straight 1deg bottom bevel or .75 also work fine. But the graduated bevel feels good and a little more responsive. It's something easily changed if it doesn't feel right for you.
Edited by Utahski - 2/2/16 at 4:15pm
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Originally Posted by oldschoolskier View Post

A base grind done right sets the base to 0.

 

^This.    There is absolutely no reason you can't get a 0 grind and try it for yourself.

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