Your defensiveness is unbecoming! . You also have no sense of humor whatsoever! Buckaroo was term of endearment, sorry you took so much offense to it! That's what me kids call themselves when reffering to their younger dys! Wow, lighten up!
And actually contrary to your ridiculous attack on me personally, I was rather complimentary of your son!!
and I qoute from my post above! "I certainly was not being critical of the young man's fortitude and sheer enthusiasm. A job well done.!!!
Just the technique!
Maybe he has a future in TV as a Newsanchor or weatherman!"
or for anyone else!
"Look anyone is certainly free to do as they please. But this base up nonsense to do the side edge is just awkward as hell!
It makes absolutley no sense to me. But rock on!"
Boy that seems really mean and insensitive!!!! Just terrible! give me a break. You are being a big puss!
There is a right and wrong way to do most jobs. Life is not a free for all with no rules. Nor are most disciplnes!
And yes I like the saying learn all the rules and then go break 'em. But ya gotta learn 'em first before you discard them!
If there is no proper way to tune, why are so many folks on this forum posting questions about how to ski tune correctly?
And by the way Mr. Geometry, many ski vises won't allow your side edge technique! The vise itself or the end supports ubstruct the path of the stone.
tools are designed to be used in a particular fashion and generally for a reason.
Yes you can use a flathead screw driver to unscrew a slotted screw from the side, but it was designed to be placed straight down into the slot!! both ways you end up with the screw where you want it, but there is definetely a more accurate more efficient and more comfortable way to do it!
Why would you make things more difficult. I could probaly change the oil in my car standing on my head too, I can certainly get the oil out and not change it again for 3k miles, but what is the point!
You comment on a progression of skill to tune your skis.: Yes, indeed, but any learning progression needs to be built on a strong foundation.
Posting that video was irresponsible as a demonstration of proper side edge maintenance to the poor unsuspecting new tuner who is already already struggling, trying to learn to tune and you argue that some awkward goofy way of side tuning is easier. It;s not, it's more difficult and muuch more awkward and since you agreed that a file should be used with the side edge up why in the hell would you then turn ski base up to then diamond stone it.
Who is the one being stubborn here?????
By the way when I pull my head out of my ass you may plant a big kiss on it!
You make ourself out to be an expert in the tuning field and a purveyor of top notch tuning gear!
Now act like one! Adopt some freaking standards!
there is really no reason to re-invent the wheel!
I know of no article, or no other proficient tuner that tunes theri side edges your way. But just do what ya like, really it's OK with me. But don't be a Jehovah's Witness for the wrong way!
Many more people have thanked me for sharing my tuning knowledge then have lambasted me! And yes I have been insensitive and rude to the morons who talk about reverse camber 140 mm waisted skis being good on groomers and will continue to argue with idiots who believe these are all mountain skis!
Tell your kid he done good in spite of his grumpy old dad!
Edited by Atomicman - 1/22/10 at 4:13pm