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Factory tune set-up on Volkl 5 Stars

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi there. I found you guys via snowHeads in the UK.

I'm trying to find out what the factory tune was on the 03/04 model Volkl Supersport 5 Stars (the red, white & blue ones) that I bought last March.

Can't get a definitive answer from UK stores & the Volkl UK distributor amazingly doesn't seem to be able to give an accurate answer either.

I've recently put mine in the shop for an edge & wax before I hit Courchevel on Jan 3rd & I'm planning having them tuned to 88/0.5

I'm hoping that the factory tune woudn't have a greater base angle than 0.5
otherwise they'll have to be ground down a bit.
post #2 of 7
Why don´t you ask at Volkl, Bavaria?
Just a speculation: I guess .5 is not enough for a ski like 5stars. I would expect 1 degree.
In combination with 88 it should work fine.
post #3 of 7
they come 2* on side 1* on base from factory
post #4 of 7
5 star would definetly have a 1 degree base bevel and although the factory tune might be a 2 side edge I would definetly opt for a 3. They will still ski great in off-piste but will hold much better on hard snow with a 3.
post #5 of 7
I had a 1 and 3 on my old Supersports and they were awesome.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all for the feedback.

The store called me today to say that my 5 stars already had a 1 degree base angle so they'd left that unchanged & set the side angle to 88 as it was at 88.5

I'm going to ski them at 88/1 for a few days & then have them waxed & re-edged to 87 in resort for comparison.
post #7 of 7
I am in a similar situation. My 5*s had a .5 and 1* bevel on them when they arrived "freshly tuned" from ebay. I skied them for 3 days and am now retuning to .5 and 3 degrees side. I may up the base bevel by .5 degrees as well if it is called for.
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