|Originally posted by BootDude:
I think that the shop did not deburr the edges and/or has the base bevel wrong or the base is not flat at the tips, I always use a bevel meter to check the bevels at the tips, tail and waist when I tune. Also I would detune the tips very slightly,
I took them back, and besides the guy saying "I have been tuning skis for blah blah years out west blah blah", "the machines are always set at blah, blah" "you'll be shortening the life of your skis if I redo them blah blah"...who cares? They're WRONG.
So, he re-did them at my insistence because he doesn't want to see unhappy customers
: Turns out that the bottoms were done on a belt with no accurate way to set the edge (not going back to this shop, if they don't have accurate machinery). After the re-do, he ran his stone along the edges because he thought maybe they were too sharp, and then I had him detune the tips and tails (he had only detuned the tips before, apparently). They're much better, good enough for this round, but still not perfect.
Anyhoo for what it's worth, I prefer my skis detuned at the tips/tails, doesn't matter if it's old school or new (I'm not a racer). Shouldn't a shop do as you request if you tell them exactly what you like?[ February 04, 2004, 07:39 AM: Message edited by: marta ]