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Just like a vinyl record

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Last night I outdid myself.

Tomorrow my old faithful skis, HEAD i.C300, will once again be called upon to ski Hunter. They were looking pretty beat up, gouged, little stucture, and oxidized. I had my work cut out for me.

I fixed the gouges, sharpened the edges, restored the base structure, choose a wax suitable for tomorrow's forecasted conditions and went to town with the brushes. The end results look like an LP record (for the youngin's thats the old fashioned large analog vinyl record). My arm nearly fell off with all the brushing but was it worth it. If not for the structure I think I would be able to see my reflection on those bases.

Tuning gear: money well spent Inspired me to place an order for yet more tuning gear.
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[note to self]Shopvac bases before hotwax[/note to self]
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
The end results look like an LP record
I've never heard of structuring the base with curved lines, but if it makes you turn more readily, go for it.

But don't you think a 12" turning radius is a bit on the low side?
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Picture an LP with a radius of 16.5 meters
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I've heard about you making 33 1/3 turns on every run.

Conditions should be great at Slutsky Mountain on Saturday; I'm going way north for Easter Sunday.
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My arm nearly fell off with all the brushing ... Inspired me to place an order for yet more tuning gear.
Rotobrushes I hope.
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No..glutton for punishment.

Yesterday the skis were the fastest ones I have ever been on in my life though
post #8 of 12
Hmmm.

Before and after tuning pics might be a good summertime diversion.
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Rotobrushes I hope.
Certainly uppermost on my list! Less scraping, more brushing.
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Rotobrushes I hope.
Rotobrushes can save a lot of time and energy, especially when maintaining a full quiver (or set of quivers). However, though I have no scientific analysis or proof, I always have a "feeling" that finishing with handbrushes makes the ski better. It's probably my "old-school-traditionalist" coming through.
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Rotobrushes can save a lot of time and energy, especially when maintaining a full quiver (or set of quivers).
Think of the quiver you could take care of with this beast:

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Rotobrushes can save a lot of time and energy, especially when maintaining a full quiver (or set of quivers). However, though I have no scientific analysis or proof, I always have a "feeling" that finishing with handbrushes makes the ski better. It's probably my "old-school-traditionalist" coming through.
Roto brushes make me ski better because I get done faster, get more sleep and out the door faster for more runs....
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