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Naive question - tuning tele skis

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I've just re-started tuning my own skis after a hiatus of 20 plus years. This forum has been great -especially the contributions of Alpinord and Dr. D. I am slowly building up my tools, but still saving up for a vise (T4B cinch looks like a great value).

Any specific recommendations for tuning tele skis vs all-mountain alpine? My tele boards are black diamond CrossBows with big boots (Garmont Ener-G) so my thought was stick with a 1 degree base and 2 degree side bevel. Here in Utah, we don't fight a lot of ice compared to my youth in Vermont, but still need to carve hard snow and bumps from time to time.

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Generally, I prefer soft snows for tele skiing and have liked the 1:2 and smoother feathering. On firmer snows and definitely bullet proof, I appreciated the extra grip of the 3 side bevel, especially since you are generally carving on both skis.

Your question has me wondering about how a flatter base bevel might be useful to lessen lateral knee movement. Might be something to mess with if you get a base grind.
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