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Snowblade base/edge angles.

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Silly question of the day:

Does anybody know what the factory specs are for the Elan snowblades? Or for any others for that matter?

I put on a 1 base/2 side, and now my better half claims they are not fun anymore. Maybe 2/2 was original?

Cheers!
post #2 of 5
I used to rep for cannon skiboards. 0 deg edge and 0 deg base were how all skiboards came from the factory as far as I know.I've always left the base at 0 but I changed the edge to 1 deg to get more firm snow bite.My better half loves the way they ski.A 1 deg base really shouldnt make that big of a difference except maybe make them wobble on the flats.
post #3 of 5
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Hmmm.... I'd think a 0 degree base would be even more hooky. IIRC, when I was doing the bases, the metal was being taken away from the base side of the edge, not the outside of the edge. I'll add a strip of duct tape to the beveller and try to increase the base bevel so it won't hook up so easily. That will mean that the blader will have to have the blades way farther out to the sides to get them to hook up, which is what I think she wants.
post #4 of 5
The blades at max are 99cm long, how hooky could they possibly be?The only time your not on edge is on a cat track.A 1 deg base bevel would not hurt or force the boards to be to far out in order to engage a clean carve.you did not state in your prior post that you were having a "hooky' issue.Have you detuned the tips to the contact point?
post #5 of 5
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How hooky can they be? Ask my wife. I did not detune. Have not got a chance to try again.....
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