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HELP !! ( i think i did a booboo)

post #1 of 8
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Guys I need your help. At the end of the season last year I did a sloppy edge job on my skis and on my GF's skis, my old skis i don't care about. But my gf's skis i do, and I think i made a booboo. I was fairly new at beveling the edges, and didn't know what i was doing. Today I went to sharpen my new skis with a diamond stone (used a degree tool to make sure i didn't do damage) and they came out great. So, I figure l'd see how my girls skis were...

Well they are awful, I think last year I might have done the wrong degree edge by mistake. (I was new at tuning skis, and shouldn't have messed with the Beveling in the first place but i did ) Her skis were originally cut at a 3-1. but when I looked at my tool I saw that the settings (left on there from last season) were at a 2-1..so basically I cut the wrong degree. Her Edges feel soooo Dull it's not even funny. So I want to bring them in to my ski shop to have them beveled again to a 3-1.


So my question is do you guys think I damaged them to behond the point of return ? they feel really really dull. I'm just scared I did too much damage to be fixed. Should I worry, or do you all think a shop can fix my sloppy ass job ??
post #2 of 8
No biggie. Just file the side edges to get back to the 3° bevel, followed progressively finer by stones to polish and then deburr.
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
No biggie. Just file the side edges to get back to the 3° bevel, followed progressively finer by stones to polish and then deburr.
hope ur right.
post #4 of 8
Should be fine...Worse case, the sidewalls may need to be shaved/skyved, as the file/stones may dig into the sidewall due to being in closer proximity.

You should check the flatness of the base before setting the edge bevels and get them ground if not flat.
post #5 of 8
even a 0 bevel will feel sharp if it is in-fact sharp. You didn't hurt anything, they just have to be maintained more often. You mentioned you were new to this whole thing, relax. you're fine. However, stab it with a screw-driver and you may require some remorse. Have you noticed that nobody even asked what ski you're on? That's because your mistake is not a mistake. They're just dull.

If it means anything to you, when I was in High School, I beveled my skis so the tip and tail had a 3 on the side and it tapered down to a 0 underfoot. Base bevel also tapered from 3. I was retarded. Those required a machine job after my experiment. And then they were fine again.
post #6 of 8
xtrem-


take a fat magic marker and color the side edge-

- now take your 3 degree side tool and a panzer file- remove edge until all of the magic marker is gone. (note- to tune well you must have good lighting- that will allow you to see this marking going away and it is always important to see what you are doing)

the marker allows you to see your progress and remove no more metal than is necesssary

-- do the same marking when you use a finer file and a very coarse stone

--now you should be able to go with a finer stone or two without the marking

don't forget to use a strone on the base edge to remove the rolled over burr-
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by oldtimer View Post
xtrem-


take a fat magic marker and color the side edge-

- now take your 3 degree side tool and a panzer file- remove edge until all of the magic marker is gone. (note- to tune well you must have good lighting- that will allow you to see this marking going away and it is always important to see what you are doing)

the marker allows you to see your progress and remove no more metal than is necesssary

-- do the same marking when you use a finer file and a very coarse stone

--now you should be able to go with a finer stone or two without the marking

don't forget to use a strone on the base edge to remove the rolled over burr-

cool i'll try that out... thanks bud
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Xtremity View Post
So I want to bring them in to my ski shop to have them beveled again to a 3-1.
If you do take them somewhere, or even discuss tuning with a shop or on Epic, etc. in the future, the conventional way to state the bevels is "bottom-side", i.e., all Atomics are supposed to come from the factory with a 1-3 bevel; 1 degree bottom, three degrees side.

I'm certain that is what you meant - the alternative could be disasterous!
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