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post #31 of 34

Even I don't split hairs on .5 degrees of side edge bevel?


You actually have a 3.5 degree side edge beveler? 4 is better anyway. My slaloms are .5/4.


If you are looking for more grip what could possibly be the advantage of a 3.5 over a 4.



Originally Posted by vsirin View Post

I use .5/3.5 for SL, and have GS skis with .5 and 1 base bevels  and 3 sides.  I have the .5 on softer skis for turnier courses. I use a 1/3 on the long stiff skis I use for my one SG a year. For powder, I use 1 and 2. There is WC test data on the Edgewise web site on what base bevels work best based on the steepness of the hill which I read as indicating that .75 is probably best for carving skis assuming that you don't have a gigantic quiver. Obviously, I am not of the school that thinks 1 set up is best for everything.

post #32 of 34

The advantage is that I could maintain that angle without buying a new tool. I have the SVST side edge guide and can put a 2 and a .5 onto the one degree guide and get 3.5. For 4 I would have to buy a new tool. Anyway, I was not offering a recommendation that 3.5 is "better."  My point is that no one set up (.5/3) is best for everyone and  that for most people, performance in different situations is optimized with different set ups.

post #33 of 34

They make a 3 degree shim which on your 1 degree tool would give you a 4. A 4 is great in slalom on hard snow.



I am not sure they actually make a .5 shim for the SVST side beveler.


It is not shown on the SVST site and the Race-Werks site says the kit comes with a .5 but it actually comes with a 1,2 & 3 with a 0 beveler tool. Why would anyone ever want a .5 or on the .5 side edge.



Yes for racing what you say makes sense, but for 99.99% of rec skiers a 1/3 works like a charm and has no drawback whatsoever in soft snow or POW.

post #34 of 34

I can vouch for the fact that SVST makes a .5 shim. I got it in a pack of shims. I was looking for more than a 3 and I could achieve this without buying another shim. I imagine 3.5 is ideal for some course sets but that wasn't my motivation. The notion that I should buy something new to get 4 vs. 3.5 seemed to me like a waste of money for an experiment I wasn't sure I would like.

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