My base bevel is SLIGHTLY more beveled the last six inches at the toe on one pair of skis. Specifically, using a base bevel guide, I exerted pressure forward of the wide section of the ski and polished that base edge. But it was the same guide, a 1, that I use normally when I remove dings. That slight easing of the bevel kept the edge sharp but made the ski less squirrelly on hard pack. Understand, I tried it a day, polished a bit off that night, tried again, until the skis suddenly flipped from spooky to wonderful. But I doubt if they are even 1.5. Since then I haven't touched the base, but I still sharpen the side.