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bevel angle-can I do it?

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Hi all;
I know this has been asked before, but I can't seem to find it, so I'll ask anyway.

I just got back from a week in Vail with my new Rossi B83's. Terrific skis, but I'm thinking that they may benefit from a 2° side edge rather than the 1° they came with from the factry, (I called Rossi in Utah to confirm).

Can I make this change successfully myself? I have an SVST with the proper angle shims and a brand new file. I would guess that employing the "magic-marker" trick to the side edge is the way to go? Am I likely to screw this up and am I better off having the angle set by a shop, (there's a good one near me)? I do have lots of experience with tuning my own skis between grinds.

Thanks!!
post #2 of 7
Here's a couple visual aids to see how little you need to cut. One alternative, if feint of heart, is to try establishing the edge geometry with a stone or diamond since they will take off less material with each stroke........but ya got start somewhere with a file and don't be afraid of making minor mistakes, which can be fixed. Let common sense and pay attention direct you:

HTH





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Anyone know what the factory setup is on Fischer rc4 WC RC (2008)?
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Can I make this change successfully myself?
If you have a tool you can efficiently pull sidewall with, absolutely. If not, it might not be worth it for you to do it.
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If you have a tool you can efficiently pull sidewall with, absolutely. If not, it might not be worth it for you to do it.
Do I have to skyve the sidewall? Will 1° change require this? The ski is brand new and not had any edge shaved.

Thanks!
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Anyone know what the factory setup is on Fischer rc4 WC RC (2008)?
1 degree base;3 degrees side.
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Do I have to skyve the sidewall? Will 1° change require this? The ski is brand new and not had any edge shaved.

Thanks!
Sorry I didn't answer this earlier. The answer is maybe. If you put your edge tool on, mark the edge with a sharpie, and pull the file a couple times, you should see it cutting steel only and starting at the top of the edge, away from the base. If it isn't smoothly cutting predominantly steel you need to pull sidewall back.
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