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how to detune a shape ski?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
hi everyone,

just got a shape ski. do u still have to detune the tips and tails?

the guy in the shop said u dont have to detune them anymore.

if so , how do u do it?

post #2 of 14
post #3 of 14
Some tuners still beleive that a very slight form of detuning is good to have on some skis.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...light=detu ne
post #4 of 14
If you have to detune, then consider the following:

Add base bevel (maybe 1 degree) to tips and tails, but keep the edge sharp. That way your skis will hook up a little less, but remain effective once the edge is fully engaged.

Personally I prefer sharp from tip to tail.
post #5 of 14
I leave 'em alone. The Fischers I've been skiing are fine right out of the shrink wrap. If you look closely at the edge in the tip and the tail it looks like the automated factory edge finish process puts a little more bevel in the tip and tail.

post #6 of 14
Don't detune a shaped ski. Used the whole edge, you paid for it...
post #7 of 14
Detuning the tips of your skis happened 15 years ago, maybe 10 years ago, that's because everybody was skiing traditional skis (i.e., skinny skis). Those people had to use a powerful pole plant to turn. I think it still happens on the World Cup curcuit, but I'm not certain - not the slalom events. I like my edges really sharp (both sides of both skis - saves me some time which ski goes on what foot) - from contact point to contact point. I can crank high-speed turns on Western hardpack and carve - little effort is involved. In some instances, if I'm skiing the steeps, I like to put zero bevel base/edge on the toe to heel binding area, but not often.
post #8 of 14
: : : I just don't get it. Why would anyone want to "detune" skis? I want my edges as sharp as they can be. Why would you want less grip?
post #9 of 14
I work in a tech shop with some VERY good techs. EVERY ski that comes in gets a tiny amount of detune, usually 1/2 inch in from the contact point. The idea is to go from smoothly dull above the contact point, to razor sharp that 1/2 inch in from it.

This makes the ski infinitely more ski-able, since it'll behave a LOT less hookily, and doesn't sacrifice any of the edge hold or ski's carving ability.

I do all my detune work with a good gummi stone.
post #10 of 14
I am an out of the box skier. If you are running race stock skis (pro models) you might benefit form slight detuning.

post #11 of 14
I had to bring my IM75's back from a bad tune that detuned them at the ends. Couldn't hook up worth a damn. Night and day diff when I made them re-do without detuning.

Even better when I added an additional 1 degree side bevel (2 side, 1 base).

Try them without detuning.
post #12 of 14
I ski all race stock skis usually, and i do not detune at all. The reason for this is that most of my skis come with a slight detune - about 2 cm from the contact point, like was described above. By looking at the skis, you can usually tell that there is no way to tune this part of the edge. I never detune the edge intensionally. Truthfully, it wont help you much to detune any ski - race stock or not. I prefer to have a ski that hooks really well, so that the carve is more pure.
post #13 of 14
I vote detune. Works 4 me.
post #14 of 14
This thread also proves why they make different kinds of beer.: Try it both ways and go with whatever works for you!
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