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Base Angle 0.5, 0.75, 1.0???

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I ski Fischer RX8, 175 cm skis, base angle 1, side angle 3.

I read some posts that suggest a .5 or .75 base angle is desirable. At the end of the season, I will probably have the bases stone ground and flattened. If I were to change the base angle to .5 or .75, would the ski act differently than it does at 1 degree? How so?

post #2 of 3
The edge will engage sooner after transition.

Try it, you have nothing to lose, if you don't like it you can increase the base bevel back to what you have now.
post #3 of 3
The effect is as cgib describes. The ski will also become more demanding/less forgiving. For an interesting article on the effect of different base bevels on different slope pitches see:

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