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Atomic Tuning

post #1 of 10
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Atomic recommend tuning with 1 deg base and 3 deg edge. do you have to tune with this spec?

it is ok to use 1 deg base and 1 deg edge.

thx
post #2 of 10
one and one works great.

One and three only if it is real see through Ice.

Yd
post #3 of 10
What atomic ski is it? I would tune a sl 11.12 differently than a gs 11.21.

It is also ok to tune your skis with whatever degree of bevels you like. It comes down to personal preference for a lot of people.

[ September 06, 2002, 09:22 PM: Message edited by: Ski Monkey ]
post #4 of 10
Really you should be tuning you edges at whatever bevel you prefer. Most of the racers i ski with keep theirs at what they prefer, some are 1 and 1, others 1 and 2 and for myself i like 1 and 3. Most free skiers wont tell the difference really, probly most racers wont either. With a 3 degree bevel the edge requires a little more angulation to grab but once it does its pretty much set. I use a 1 and 1 on my xscreams for free skiing, but a 1 and 3 on all my race stuff. Also if youre free skiing id go with a 1 and 1 to prolong your edge life, so it doesnt wear down as fast.
Later
GREG
post #5 of 10
I had my BetaRace 9.20's tuned @ 1 & 3 initially. Then I tried 1 & 1. Then I went back to 1 & 3. It doesn't seem to matter on softer snow, but 1 & 3 is definately more secure on 'Eastern Packed Powder'. I'm sticking with 1 & 3 from now on. As they say, "Your mileage may vary ..."
post #6 of 10
We have have 13 pair of current Atomics.
1 212cm DH/SG
1- 204cm SG
3-188cm 10.22 Race Stock BetaRace 1-10.22
3-160cm 9.12 SL 1-140cm 9.12 SL
2-180cm 11.20
1-160cm 11.20

All are tuned with a 1 base edge & 3 side edge. We are in the Pcific NW where we have alot of different condtions.

It is true the 3 degree side edge dosen't last as long as a three but it is probably worn done to a 2 fairly quicky . We all find in freeskiing and racing it is much more exacting and demanding with a 3 side edge but the skid hook up much better and hold much more securly.

I have found we need a little more basebevel in the tip area; a 1&1/2 degree to keep the tips from being catchy but we tune them sharp tip to tail.

I think in the fanal analysis it depends on how stron your technique is! Hope this was helpful!
post #7 of 10
We have have 13 pair of current Atomics.
1 212cm DH/SG
1- 204cm SG
3-188cm 10.22 Race Stock BetaRace GS
1-160cm 10.22 GS Junior
3-160cm 9.12 SL
1-140cm 9.12 SL
2-180cm 11.20
1-160cm 11.20

All are tuned with a 1 base edge & 3 side edge. We are in the Pcific NW where we have many of different condtions.

It is true the 3 degree side edge dosen't last as long as a but it is probably worn down to a 2 fairly quicky . We all find in freeskiing and racing it is much more exacting and demanding with a 3 side edge but the skis hook up much better and hold much more securly.

I have found we need a little more basebevel in the tip area; a 1&1/2 degree to keep the tips from being catchy, but we tune them sharp tip to tail.

I think in the final analysis it depends on how strong your technique is! Hope this was helpful!
post #8 of 10
Sorry about the double post!!!!
post #9 of 10
One more thing! I want to sell some of these skis.

1 pair of 160 cm 9.12 SL and 1 pair of 188cm 10.22 have 6-8 race runs only on them. No freeskiing Like new with atomic bindings.

Call Cliff 425-562-1240 or email Volklman@aol.com

Alos I left out 1 pair of Atomic skis.

Also have & want to sell my 170cm 9.16 SL with Atomic 6.14 Race/Race binding. They also have a 1-3 tune!

Over & out!
post #10 of 10
There has been a lot of discussion here about this -- I suggest doing a search on "Atomic tune" and "Atomic tuning" if you want to read more comments on the subject.

[ September 07, 2002, 03:00 PM: Message edited by: AC ]
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