Anybody do their own base flatening? If so hard is it? Do you use sandpaper, what grits? Thanks,
|Originally posted by jyarddog:
After making my repairs and scraping with a versa-plane (which I don't like much but be careful with it) I will use 100 grit sandpaper with my sanding machine then follow it with 250 or 300 grit. Then use a Scotch-Brite and rub firmly, then the tool.
|Originally posted by Larry C:
Wow, I think that I`ll try to base flatten my skis,for a major tune-----However I think that I`ll practice on your skis before I do mine!!!----with the new shop equipment and the ability to do it right--why not pay to get it done correctly....once or twice a season.....they can adjust to the mfg`r specs and not take off more than necessary....
I did my own before the shop equip became so advanced..not any more----
|Originally posted by Scalce:
How much was that tune?
A place where I used to take my skis atually takes off the bindings when grinding the base.
|Originally posted by Stu Pidasso:
3. Did somebody say something about texturing the wax? If you're talking about structure, that should be cut into the base before waxing. Wax is then brushed out of the structure.
|Originally posted by BigE:
Texturing the wax with a nylon brush is done in two ways. For Slalom events a cross-hatch brushing is done on the finished ski to reduce suction. The cross hatch pattern in the wax is a series of channels that remain open to air. It makes the ski easier to turn. 45 degree angle to he sides of the ski is recommended.
A straight tip to tail brushing is preferred in speed events.