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How many stonegrinds is ....too much ?

post #1 of 4
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Hi again folks,

What I'm looking for is to buy a second hand pair of skis: After how many grinds, a ski base isn't good anymore ? I.E. sign that you shouldn't buy this specific used pair ????

Just asking....


Dad
post #2 of 4
After a lot of tuning the edges are very thin and can pull out when skiing on hard snow/ ice.

Best way to gauge is look at a new pair to get an idea of what a new edge looks like and then you will have a reference. Also the more grinds a base has had, the less ptex there is to hold wax - so you end up with a ski that needs more tuning because it will not hold a tune.

I saw quite a bit of this with the adaptive program last winter as they use a lot of donated skis (donated with not enough useful life left in many cases).

There should be lots of clues that the ski is this old though - like really old bindings and poor general condition.

Race stock - because edges are designed to be hand tuned can still look good and be reletively current but still be almost 'tune out' so be careful of what you think is a good deal with race stock.
post #3 of 4
Most racers don't hit the bases at all and they turn skis over pretty quickly. Since they wax frequently, the bases will see less wear than the average ski.

Check the side edge of a well used race ski however since that's where they will be thin.

Base grinds (IMHO), kill a ski pretty quickly. Wax more and base grind less.
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
Wax more and base grind less.
That's what I do.
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