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post #31 of 38
Great videos, especially your son's.  Perhaps he can do  a voice-over on your videos  since his explanations were so simple even I could understand what to do.
post #32 of 38
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Alpinord, your videos are always incredibly helpful and informative, but I think your son is starting to show you up! Wish I could have been there for the session, but his video is a great substitute
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Great videos, especially your son's.  Perhaps he can do  a voice-over on your videos  since his explanations were so simple even I could understand what to do.

As they say, talent skips a generation. I'm having trouble keeping up with him on skis. Now I can't keep up on the bench and on video. I can at least hold the camera somewhat steady. Maybe he should do the workshop at ESA next time and I can take a ski lesson.
post #33 of 38
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As they say, talent skips a generation. I'm having trouble keeping up with him on skis. Now I can't keep up on the bench and on video. I can at least hold the camera somewhat steady. Maybe he should do the workshop at ESA next time and I can take a ski lesson.
 

That would be a very good idea!
post #34 of 38
Alpinord, thanks for the tuning materials and access to benches, wax and tools.

Yes, your son really should come and tune our skis!
Note Trekchick is continuing her Tom Sawyering of the situation. Terry was enlisted in white washing her skis at esa. I was deemed not worthy. This is true - I'm not worthy....I'm not worthy....
Terry, you should seize the moment and enlist your son in these chores, I mean opportunities.
post #35 of 38
Terry,

When I come up in late Feb-Early Mar maybe the little tuner could show me around my bases...What will it take to get him to tune 'em for me? I figure beers out so...what...Red Bull?  Kool-Aid?

Question...A thought popped up in my mind while thinking about the kiddos video. If that diamond is 10cm, and flat, and the ski edge has a radius...will the diamond file wear more to the outsides as compared to the middle?   Make sense? I'll post a pic if needed.
post #36 of 38
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So apparently I'm not worthy either Tog, and Sean will be taking over for me.

Snowfan, as agent and guardian, he can work for beers which I will confiscate.

Regarding full contact of 100mm diamonds, the radius of the ski comes into play. Ideally, the diamond or file should be at a diagonal but by maxing out the length to contact of the edge, you can remove more material faster. The shorter carving files are desirable for this reason because more teeth can cut per stroke. Be sure to move the diamond around to maintain even wear. One advantage of Moonflexes versus rigid backed or metal backed diamonds is that they can bend (flex) a little to obtain full contact of the edge along their full or larger length.

One topic I forgot to mention at the talk was side wall cutting.

There were several skis that needed side wall planing or cutting to expose the edge so the diamond can cut and polish. Here's a side wall post in our tuning weblog.
Edited by Alpinord - 1/22/10 at 7:38am
post #37 of 38
Are you ruling out use of SVST's Final Cut base bevel guide?

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Rule one: don't mess with your base bevels. Focus on side edge sharpening and polishing, with burr removal only on base edges.
 
post #38 of 38
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Are you ruling out use of SVST's Final Cut base bevel guide?

No. For minor touch up. Mainly that the focus of tuning attention should be the side edge, not both which is the conventional wisdom.
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