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I have been doing a 90* on my edges for the last 15-20 years, or since I was racing, when I went a degree or two if I remember correctly. Is there a good rule of thumb for bevelling? Will I really improve performance? I don't simply want to experiment on my new Volkl AC50's. Is Volkl's factory tune 90*.
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I have been doing a 90* on my edges for the last 15-20 years, or since I was racing, when I went a degree or two if I remember correctly. Is there a good rule of thumb for bevelling? Will I really improve performance? I don't simply want to experiment on my new Volkl AC50's. Is Volkl's factory tune 90*.
No, it is 1 base - 2 side edge. (1/2)

All recreational shape skis came with a beveled base edge and a beveled side edge. Usually a base bevel of 1 and a side edge of 1,2 or 3 depending on the ski & the manufacturer.
post #3 of 17
Every company has their own recommended bevel, but here are the general rules.

http://tognar.com/bevel_edge_tips_fi...d.html#angl e
post #4 of 17
It all depends wut u want the ski 2 do... 1-1 is most factory on shape but for edge grip the degree of bevel should match if you want to keep an edge longer. (off-setting 1-3, side/bevel dull quicker but better grip)
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It all depends wut u want the ski 2 do... 1-1 is most factory on shape but for edge grip the degree of bevel should match if you want to keep an edge longer. (off-setting 1-3, side/bevel dull quicker but better grip)
Total Myth. they don't dull any faster. Wives Tale!

Most skis are 1/2.

Most Fischers and Atomics all 1/3.
post #6 of 17
Yes, base edge bevel, somewhere between 0.5° and 1°, depending on the dryness of your snow and your skiing style. A very quick, sure footed Rockies skier might like 0.5°. 1° is often good for everyone. The next time I have my skis stoneground, I'll have the base edge bevel at 0.75° with the tips & tails tapered to 1°

The sides can be 1° or 2° or 3°...I like 3° for grip on hard snow. The drawback is that a bigger nick is put into the edge when a rock is hit.

The edges on modern skis need to be sharp all the way around the tips & tails. If in doubt, try it, but carry a small stone in your pocket to dull them if that doesn't suit your skiing style.
post #7 of 17
After much experimentation, I've settled on 0.5 base and 3 side as the best compromise.

Now if someone could just recommend a sidewall planer for those Volants.
post #8 of 17
A base bevel of 1 and a side edge bevel of 1 is an altered 90 degree.
your choice of a base of .5 and side at 3 will be responsive.
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Total Myth.
Does it need to be "busted"???

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Does it need to be "busted"???

That Ho is haunting me!
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Now if someone could just recommend a sidewall planer for those Volants.
This should do the trick on these metal sticks!
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That Ho is haunting me!
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that's some nasty Sh_t right there!
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that's some nasty Sh_t right there!
I hope you're only talking about the beer...
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that's some nasty Sh_t right there!

Yeah - girls are sooo icky!


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To Bevel or not to Bevel

Then, Brad Bradshaw, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Nissan USA, said, "The Bevel is designed for that period in life that people, particularly men, look forward to -- the kids have moved out of the house and..." And then the target age group flashed on the display -- men ages 45 to 60. What?? "This is one of those rare cars that's all about the owner," Bradshaw continued. "In fact, we see the Bevel owner driving alone 90 percent of the time." depressing thought to say the least. Why, we asked Bradshaw after the press conference, would such an individual choose the Bevel over the more obvious choice for this stage of life -- the Porsche 911? "This is the person in the neighborhood who has all the tools, the hero of the neighborhood," was his reply. "He's not really a guy who is into sports cars... he's the coach of the soccer team.
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^^^WTF?
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