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post #1 of 6
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Edge tuning or filing needed?  or just have some waxing done?

Just arrived - NEW 2011 Blizzard Magnum 7.6 with IQ TP12 binding (already installed but likely needs to be dialed in)


Usage: Midwest - Michigan hard-pack / groomed man-made snow / some ice. (some rare powder), 

 

Not new to skiing, but this is my first shaped ski ever, and 2nd season back after a long hiatus.  Big guy at 5'10 235 so I went with 177cm length;  I hope to move form early-intermediate to advanced intermediate this season.  After about 30-60 minutes down the blues I'm already popping in and out of jumps, moguls, and looking for steeper terrain, and that was on crappy rental skii's last year, I'm hoping the magnums inspire even more confidence this year.

 

So any real tuning needed for mostly grommed/hard pack?

My question was trigged by reading a bout the head monster im78's which I read had a bad tune out of the box, and need a 1 on the side, and 2 to 3 on the bottom.  I don't know if anyone is familiar with the magnum 76mm ski to know how they come out of the box for 2011.

 

If nobody knows I may just focus on tuning the bindings / boots (teknica dragon 90's)/ and feel them out on the hill before doing anything else.

 

Is it stupid to just ski them as is, or is a hot-wax job a best practice before my first trip out on these? (If waxing is best, then I'll be taking them to a shop, and see what they say as well);

 

Thanks for any input! 

post #2 of 6

i got the same skis in 170 and had no problem out of the box. the factory wax does not last long, so you will need to rewax after 2 or 3 outings.

post #3 of 6

If you like to wax, then definitely wax them.  Factory wax is more for storage then glide.  Edges are probably fine.  

post #4 of 6
I have the same ski (2010 model) although a 170 length. I had mine tuned before hitting the slopes, and I have them waxed usually every 3 days. Let us know how you like the ski, I love mine. Here in Colorado I'm still not seeing many other people on Blizzard skis. Best regards.
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Originally Posted by Weldingrod View Post

... and need a 1 on the side, and 2 to 3 on the bottom.

If you decide to get any edge work done, it is actually the other way around: you would want a base bevel of 1 degree and a side bevel of 2 or 3.

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I also have these skis.  

 

Mine are set at 1 degree base / 3 side.  I got them from a shop employee and thats how he had the bevels set up, so I left them that way

 

Very versatile ski IMO

 

a bit hooky in bumps, a bit larger radius than ideal at my home hill (250 vertical), but

all in all I like it a lot...

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