having sharp edges is not a bad thing. You want to take care of your edges on park skis as well for max performance. What I do is keep a 2 degree bevel in the colder snow and a 2 degree bevel in warm snow. This bevel should run from the tip to just in front of the binding toe-piece, and from the heel-piece back to the tail. The part under your boot should be filed smoothly and slightly rounded. This will allow for smoother rail and log sliding steeze. You keep the skis sharp on the tips and tails so you can maintain good edge longevity and performance in all-mountain conditions, aka the other 90% of most ski areas outside the park.
If you plan on doing a lot of halfpipe, you need to remember that sharp edges are your friend. A 1 degree bevel all the way down is perfect. If you would like to get your edges dialed in for the season, stop by the shop and let us know what type of skier you are. There are different wax and edge tunes for halfpipe vs slopestyle vs all-mountain freeride vs ect.
Stop by the shop and we'll get you dialed in.
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