Originally Posted by Ghost
I think my new Fischer WC SCs have the Plasma edge. As I don't care to set up a lazer in my garage to reproduce the austenite, I've been holding off on sharpening them. I've had about three days on them, and I can't complain yet.
How long do you think I can continue to enjoy these edges before attacking them with stones and file guide?
What should I use on them?
Don't worry. The WC SC doesn't have plasma edges. That is limited pretty much to their sport model line because they don't expect the typical skier on sport skis to devote a lot of attention to ski maintenance.
That having been said, Fischer race and higher performance skis have edges that are harder on the Rockwell scale than some other brands. However, they are not laser treated. You tune them the same way as a conventional ski. Check the edges for nicks and burrs regularly- each time before you go out if you've been skiing in icy conditions or have had an unfriendly encounter with a rock or some such. Touch up with a diamond stone as needed. There is a lot of more detailed info on this subject available in other threads here.
While you can take a file to the side edges when they really need it, I would avoid using a file on the base edges and would limit stone work to smoothing out base edge dings and such.
FYI, the Fischer Canada link is below. It specifies that the WC SC uses a WC racing edge which is basically a thinner edge that is hard on the Rockwell scale as ski edges go.http://canada.fischer-ski.com/en/