A friend recently put a 3 sb on his soft snow ski. He claims is won't make a difference on soft snow but will help on harder snow. Granted, it sounds logical but my thought is that a 1:1 is preferable on soft snow skis as you want them to slide as needed and it's easier to butter them; any edge will start to become grabby. I am not sure of the advantage if your soft snow skis are really just used on fresh/broken, soft groomers and occasional hard patches. This may not be a "your right or wrong" but more of preference thing. Any ideas/thoughts/comments?
3 degree for soft snow ski?
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From everything I have heard/read, the only real downside to 3-deg is that it is technically going to be less durable than 2-deg or 1-deg when it comes to things like rock strikes. Same issue with chef's knives really -- sharper angles are less durable and need to be honed more often.