Thanks for the props! And yes I know that it is rockered, and not a MOJO or SD, but when the edge does engage on hardpack, I can't see any reason a 3 would not work better then a 1.
Again, how slippery or easy a ski is to slide sideways (and most skiers still can't carve a clean turn) when your ski is off edge is about base bevel. do you not agree?
Secondly, no harm in trying a 3! You can easily go back to a 1 side edge with no grind needed and it may be worth the experiment for the OP. And if a 3 was too extreme (which I doubt) you could try a 2 then.and then go back to a 1 . Changing the side edge is so easy there no reason not to give it a whirl.
WR if you are happy with the way your S3 skis, then absoluely leave them as is. But if a skier wanted to try some other side geometry that is reversible, what is the harm. (You remove minimal side edge material going to a 3 and back to a 1)
Seems to me it would be a very worthy experiment.
You must agree that what the factory tune or factory "recommended" tune on any ski is of no importance.
What is important is that the tune is appropriate for what a particular skier wants a ski to do for them.
By the way if I am not mistaken ALL Rossi's have always come with a factory with a 1/1 for years and I believe still do.
Atomics & Fischers were all always 1/3.
Edited by Atomicman - 11/6/10 at 9:34am