The very good condition 2008/09 AC30's that I picked up this past summer aren't living up to the generally good reviews I have read. Initially, the bases were concave (a significant gap underneath the true bar laid across the edges). But this has been corrected -- along with putting in a base bevel of 1 degree and side bevel of 2 degrees. The edges are sharp and burr-free along the entire length. Length is 184 cm. I'm an expert level of 25 years. 6' 4", 195lbs.
I like carving skis, but I'm finding the AC30's are too much of a good thing. They're great on-piste when the primary direction is along the fall line. But when cutting cross slope they seriously resist releasing at the end of a turn to enable a quick transfer to the other edge. And they also resist bleeding off speed when needed with a bit of tail side slip before the next turn. A bit of concern when in the bumps.
I've read various pro/con's about de-tuning carving skis. But I'm looking for a solution. If I de-tune, what is the recommended technique? How many inches from the shovel and tails? Is just a simple dulling of the edge enough; or something more radical, such as increasing the base bevel for the de-tune area to say 3-4 degrees? I'm in mountains now, but I have files and diamond stones with me. I'm willing to sacrifice some carving ability for a generally more ski-able ski.
Thanks in advance for recommendations.