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Tuning Elan Amphibio 88xti skis

post #1 of 9
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Anyone know what the factory edge/base degrees are on this ski.   Also, what do you do about the outside edge since they are so different.  Any help on my tuning these skis would help.  thanks   Pete

post #2 of 9

Tune them to whatever spec. you like.  Tune both sides the same.  It's the base shape that makes each side different so the tune may vary slightly where the base shape is different.  As long as all is equal on both skis you will be fine.

post #3 of 9
Jacques, I asked this very same question of you last year by PM! You suggested 3/1 was most likely and to test them with the appropriate guides. I had to purchase some new guides, but I do believe mine came from the factory as 3/1.

Pete, do you have a 3 degree edge and 1 degree base guides to test them? Just insert a diamond stone and see if it polishes the entire surface of both edges. Some folks suggest marking the edge with a marker to see if it disappears uniformly. I'm no expert on these matters, just what I've learned from Jacques and others here at Epic.
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Jacques, I asked this very same question of you last year by PM! You suggested 3/1 was most likely and to test them with the appropriate guides. I had to purchase some new guides, but I do believe mine came from the factory as 3/1.

Pete, do you have a 3 degree edge and 1 degree base guides to test them? Just insert a diamond stone and see if it polishes the entire surface of both edges. Some folks suggest marking the edge with a marker to see if it disappears uniformly. I'm no expert on these matters, just what I've learned from Jacques and others here at Epic.


When checking bevels this way, do use a marker to black the edge.  Then use a dry stone.  You only need to check in a few spots, so not enough dry work with the stone to worry about.

post #5 of 9
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Thanks folks.  I was just wondering about the different configuration of the edges.  Will tune whole ski like I do any ski.  These are my everyday ski so 1/2 or 1/3 would work.  I have usually tuned 1 base and 2 edge because we get very little hard pack or icy conditions up here. However there has been exceptions to this rule mainly based on the ski and how it turns.   thinking the Elan would like the 1 and 3 tune as they are really fun and like to turn with a little coaxing.  However will ski in powder unless 6 in or more then the Praxis Protests will come out.  Any opinions appreciated.

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
 

Thanks folks.  I was just wondering about the different configuration of the edges.  Will tune whole ski like I do any ski.  These are my everyday ski so 1/2 or 1/3 would work.  I have usually tuned 1 base and 2 edge because we get very little hard pack or icy conditions up here. However there has been exceptions to this rule mainly based on the ski and how it turns.   thinking the Elan would like the 1 and 3 tune as they are really fun and like to turn with a little coaxing.  However will ski in powder unless 6 in or more then the Praxis Protests will come out.  Any opinions appreciated.


Those skis want a 3 side.  Do it and have a great time. 

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Those skis want a 3 side.  Do it and have a great time. 

 

 

Will do - might do today as a matter of fact.  Bachelor must be looking white, a little snow here up high. Thanks for confirmation on edges.

post #8 of 9

Yea, we got a base up there now.  Some folks are skinning or hiking up there now.  I'll wait for the chairs!  Take care and enjoy those skis.  Be sure to try them both ways if you haven't already.

post #9 of 9

0.5 base 2.5 side.

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