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Just bought a new pair of Atomic C:9 's...advice please

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well I could not resist...bought a pair of Atomic c:9's off e-bay brand new with 310's...price seemed right at $299. Waiting to get them...should be here in a few days. I am wondering if this is something I can set up myself or just have my local ski shop put the bindings on. Is the ski tuned from the factory or does the shop need to do something with the edges?

Thanks in advance for the advice.
Rich
post #2 of 16
I believe the C9'sa come mounted you just have to adjust them.

If you want to get throughly baffled read this entire thread.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=21639
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
wow...after reading that thread I wish I paid more attention in school
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by RichNY
wow...after reading that thread I wish I paid more attention in school
I wish I had gone to school!
post #5 of 16
LOL. The adjustment of the Device bindings is actually much easier then trying to follow that whole thread! It's definitly something you can do yourself - all you have to do is slide on the toe and heel pieces, set them for your boot size, then adjust the forward pressure.

Oh yeah - sorry for that thread - I'm a mathematician/part time physicist so I tend to notice small things and overanalyze them...
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
no problem...I am sure your instructions are right on mark...I just had to get my head to stop spinning.LOL.

Can anyone chime in about the tuning of the ski? Prior to the beginning of the 06 season, should I have it to a ski shop to have anything done to the base?

Thanks to all
Rich
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by RichNY
no problem...I am sure your instructions are right on mark...I just had to get my head to stop spinning.LOL.

Can anyone chime in about the tuning of the ski? Prior to the beginning of the 06 season, should I have it to a ski shop to have anything done to the base?

Thanks to all
Rich
You should be able to ski it right out of the box. If you don't like something about the tune up after skiing on them then you could have them retuned. I have found all of my Atomics have skied very well with the factory tune.
post #8 of 16
That was very good price considering they sometimes go for over $500 but in consideration of other factors they arent the agressive ski that a advanced to expert skier would want. They have little muscle off piste and wont give u the feel u probley want. But regardless u should always get a base and edge turnup when u buy a pair of new skis. The edges have 2 be fixed up
post #9 of 16
Don't listen to that! Most Atomic skis ski fine with the factory tune. I should know I have 26 pair.

Ski on them and then decide if they need any work. No sense in wasting money, edge and base material for nothing.

More times than not, the tune up a shop does makes the skis worse not better. In fact is difficult to ever duplicate the original factory feel.

You should certainly throw some wax on 'em before you ski on 'em but leave the edges alone until you try them!
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Atomicman
Don't listen to that! Most Atomic skis ski fine with the factory tune. I should know I have 26 pair.

Ski on them and then decide if they need any work. No sense in wasting money, edge and base material for nothing.

More times than not, the tune up a shop does makes the skis worse not better. In fact is difficult to ever duplicate the original factory feel.

You should certainly throw some wax on 'em before you ski on 'em but leave the edges alone until you try them!
I totally and wholeheartedly agree on every point!

The tune should be fine right out of the box - even better then most shop tunes as Atomicman said. Also, some of the shops by me won't even do a 3 degree side edge as Atomic calls for. I don't know how you can be an Atomic dealer and not be capable of tuning the ski's properly to Atomic spec.

Just throw some wax on 'em and you're set to go!
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
great, thanks for the info...I look forward to the 06 season. I ski almost 100% on groomed since the NE is not too well known for a lot of off-piste. I think these skis will do great on typical NE snow conditions. Heck...at that price I have enough left to get a fatter ski if needed. :
post #12 of 16
Like Rich, I also bought a pair of the C:9s for $299 so the mounting information is very timely. They arrived yesterday, plastic wrapped and shiny new. My question is about the base. I know Atomics are always a little railed. My question is, how much is too much?
post #13 of 16
Where did you get the idea Atomics are always railed?

If you meant hat the very center of the base is concave in the tip & tail, that is normal. That also is not what "railed is.

Railed is where the edge itself is higher than the base right next to the edge.

As long is you base is flat about an inch in from each edge and yor ede (which should a 1 degree factory base bevel, and skidoc always says just that opposite that they are over bevelled) you will be fine. IO have never had a new pair of Atomics that were "railed" out of the wrapper.

Also for about the 100th time on the forum, don't let anybody grind out the concavity in your tip & tail. This will effectuively ruin your skis!
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Atomicman
Where did you get the idea Atomics are always railed?
Atomicman,
I appreciate the information. I should have said concave at tip and tail not railed. I've always read that the bases should be perfectly flat, so that's where my concern comes from. Though it sounds like i have nothing to be concerned about, I don't understand your explanation as to what part of the base must be flat.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by youngsman
Atomicman,
I appreciate the information. I should have said concave at tip and tail not railed. I've always read that the bases should be perfectly flat, so that's where my concern comes from. Though it sounds like i have nothing to be concerned about, I don't understand your explanation as to what part of the base must be flat.
1 to 1.5 inches in from each edge towards the center of the base.

The concavity in the center of the tip & tail will not have an adverse affect on the skis performance.

Atomic even acknowledges this on their website. We have many pair that are concave in the center of tip and tail and they ski great.
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
Got my skis and bindings today...man are those things light. Bindings look pretty straight forward to put on myself. just needs a coat of wax...and some snow and I'm set!
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