Originally Posted by Jer
Although I couldn't possibly give less of a rat's red rump about razor-sharp edges, bevels or Atomic skis, I would like to state that simple physics does prove that the "sharper" the angle, the easier it is to dull.
Mike de Santis, was Product Manager and World Cup Race Director for Volkl Skis,Mike's extensive background combined with 40 years in the sport of skiing, are instrumental to his success:
- Graduate Stratton Mountain Ski Academy
- University of Vermont Ski Team
- Physical Education Degree UVM
- 9 years Alpine Coach at Stratton Mt. School
- 7 years World Cup Technician/Race Director for Volkl
- 4 years Product Development Manger for Volkl
- Member Volkl International Test Team
Mike literally put Volkl on the map for racing in the US, when they decided to join the US Ski Team Equipment Supplier's Pool. Developing his own special base structures, garnered Mike's athletes with numerous World Cup victories and World Championship medals. This experience combined with Mike's knowledge of shaped ski design and construction is what truly differentiates Precision Tuning Center from all the rest.
He now owns PTC precision tuning center.
He says a 3 dulls no faster then a 1 or 2.
i have found this to be true. since you are a self proclaimed non edger, what would you know?
I can tell you from experimentaion and experience, i have found no degradation in ski performance over time in more acute side edge bevels then lesser bevels.
Most likely becaase a 3 or 4 degree slightly dulled probably still grips better then a skightly dulled 1 or 2 degree side edge bevel.
But since you don't give a Rat's patooey about edges, bevels, or Atomic skis, how would know anyway?
In fact there is a post from mike on the forum here on this very subject!
I'll find it for all you expert skiing tuning genius physic's students!