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Ski Edges

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Just pulled my ski's out of the garage and noticed that I forget to protect the edges over the winter - Duh!

One pair were serviced at the end of the season and the other pair have 6 days use on them. They both have a small amount of surface rust on the edges what should I do?
post #2 of 12
Easy, just buy new skis. Nobody should have to look at ugly rust spots.
post #3 of 12
DB, try using a diamond stone (if you don't have one you should, DMT is a good brand) if that doesn't take the rust off, emery cloth or a file will.
post #4 of 12
Gummy Stones work pretty slick for rust removal too (gray, coarse is usually best).

Nice thing about any of the suggestions is that they have multiple uses so you're not flipping the bill for just a rust eraser.
post #5 of 12
Brian, don't fool with the rust, just ski them and after a couple of runs the rust will be gone.

....Ott
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ott Gangl:
Brian, don't fool with the rust, just ski them and after a couple of runs the rust will be gone.

....Ott
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ott,

Why did you have to say a thing like that and completely agree with my girlfriend after I've just got rid of the rust? :
post #7 of 12
Because, Brian, I have many years of experience in that. And I'm too lazy to do unecessary work [img]smile.gif[/img]

Edit for more info: Today I received my new Atomic BetaRide 11.20 skis in the 170 cm length. This is a come down of 40 cm from my 210 straight skis and 30 cm from my Atomic BetaCarve 9.26 skis. (for you not into metric, that is 16 inches shorter than my straights and a foot shorter than my shaped 9.26.

Should be interesting... ...Ott
...Ott

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ October 19, 2001 04:34 PM: Message edited 1 time, by Ott Gangl ]</font>
post #8 of 12
Ott/DB [img]tongue.gif[/img]
That was going to be my suggestion too.
I only clean up the rust if its going into storage and I didn't catch it in time with the wax. My friends always ask why. Same reason. 2-3 runs it'll be gone. I'm not in the need to shave off .01 seconds
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ott Gangl:
Because, Brian, I have many years of experience in that. And I'm too lazy to do unecessary work [img]smile.gif[/img]

Edit for more info: Today I received my new Atomic BetaRide 11.20 skis in the 170 cm length. This is a come down of 40 cm from my 210 straight skis and 30 cm from my Atomic BetaCarve 9.26 skis. (for you not into metric, that is 16 inches shorter than my straights and a foot shorter than my shaped 9.26.

Should be interesting... ...Ott
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ott,

I'm on 170cm Atomics I could of told you that was the way to go - all you had to do was ask. My girlfriend also says it's not the length but the technique - I just don't understand why she keeps telling me to take more lessons :

Gotta go and run some rust off that bike in the garage.

PS Does your skiing technique greatly differ from your carved and straight ski's?
post #10 of 12
Brian, my 200cm Atomic 9.26 are the least shaped skis of any shaped skis produced, I was told by Atomic. They are only 6 mm wider in the shovel and 3 mm wider in the tail than my 210cm Blizzard straigh skis, the waist being equal, which makes it 3 and 1-1/2 mm wider on each side, not very noticable.

It is the flex pattern that is different and allows less athletic movements to turn it.

My insight into what shorter skis can do came in Lech this March when I rented 180s and 170s just to see.

The up/down movements have gone away for the most part, only used to get out of trouble, not for turn initiation. I think this new ski will add years to my skiing life because at 70 I just don't want to work as hard, even if I can.

....Ott
post #11 of 12
DB, if you sleep with them they never get rusty,
post #12 of 12
DB: I bought my some a pair of rock skis from one of the Jr. Racers. The edges had a case of the nasties after two years in a damp basement.

When I put the skis on the bench I felt the edges and realized that they were way sharper than I was capable of....... this Jr. had a reputation for being good with a file. I did just what Ott said.... had him ski a few runs and, they are still the sharpest skis in our fleet.
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