Originally Posted by Captain_Strato
This sounds right. Thanks for the input!
I just needed some expert advice, before "messing" with the tune. I usually don't attempt any edge-work. But, I know when the skis feel wrong, and they're definitely misbehaving.
Most likely it is not the sharpness of the tips that is the problem.
The problem is one of the two following:
#1) Because of the concavity in the tip of those skis, there is not enough base bevel in those areas. If they used a Beast or SVST base beveler, the glide on the beveler sits in the low spot consequently slightly reducing the angle of the file. Add a very little bit more base bevel from the contact point about 2 inches toward the binding.
#2 They did not do a good job of removing the hanging burr caused by sharpening the side edge.
Put your ski up on edge, base away from you and place a hard stone (I do not use a diamond, but an arkansas, or very hard gummi) flat against the base edge. Run the stone with medium pressure from tip to tail or tail to tip when you flip it around, paying special attention to the tip and tail areas.
I would try #2 first. You should be able to hear the stone with a rough sound against the base edge and as you knock off the burr it should smooth out!
Normally sharp tip to tail is not a problem unless one of these 2 problems exist or you have an alignment prblem with your boots and need canting or need to adjust your boot cuffs to the shape of your lower leg!