Originally Posted by Scalce
Atomics will have the convacity even after a proper stone grind.
If you get an Atomic 100% flat then you have removed way too much material.
I would say that the concavity diminishes after every grind but it is still present.
I'm not talking about Atomics. I'm talking about skis in general.
Some Atomics are so poorly built that yes, you are correct, flattening them completely is a bad idea.
Originally Posted by atomicman
Sorry, you've got it wrong for Atomics. What Scalce said. And you cannot convince me that a hand grind is as good (read consistent)as a computerized properly set up fully auto Wintersteiger for a simple stonegrind. I don't believe it! (doesn't even m,make logical sense. And when I have watched the shop I go to do it. It does not seem any quicker. Maybe I get "special Atomicman" treatment!
What Scalce said has nothing to do with reality, which is that stone grinding skis properly will reduce or eliminate defects. That some defects are so large that eliminating them isn't feasible has nothing
to do with the machine someone is stone grinding them on, and everything
to do with a particular manufacturer's design and production problems.
Have you ever actually ground a pair of skis? You know, in the past ten years anyway?
The auto machine isn't necessarily faster
, but it is certainly more hands off. I only insert skis once, regardless of number of passes. This allows me to do other things in the meantime.
And trust me, if you are actually watching
someone do this, you are
getting the special treatment. The treatment for the random guy who doesn't know better is certainly different, regardless of what shop you are talking about. This is unfortunate perhaps, but human nature.
Speaking of your "logical sense", I think you need to know what you are talking about before making such claims. Just how does your automatic machine "create better results", sir? I'd love to hear it. Really.