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De-tune or not to de-tune new Bdogs.
Got a new set of Bdogs for next year and I'm looking for some advice on where to de-tune, if any. I've been reading some pros and cons about both. These will be mainly pow skis and groomers/backcountry with the occasional box/rail. Like 80/20.
I have a set of park skis for when I'm in the park all the time. The question is do I just Detune underfoot, or maybe contact points as well?
Then another question is has anyone not detuned and had success?
any advice whatsoever is appreciated and welcomed!
If you don't plan on using it in the park much then I wouldn't worry about detuning it underfoot. I use my jeffreys as my all mountain ski and I only slightly detuned the contact points. I would advise doing the contact points if you like buttering and plan on doing some spinning but other than that they'll detune on their own
^ He said it all.
I work at a ski shop and after we grind base/edges, we detune the tips and tails to prevent hooking. simply use a scotch-brite sponge (the rough, green ones) and rub it a few times and that usually takes care of our issues. Anything else (diamondstone, gummy stone) will detune it too much for many of our customers..but for pow skis you probably would want that.
Just remember, you can always grind away/detune edges, but you can't get anymore edge back.
I would say ski them a few times and see if you have any issues - if you don't then you're set, if you do, then you'll know what to do. Everyone likes something different.
yeah i wouldnt detune them if your using them for powder but its almost impossible to use them as park and pow skis. rails destroy your skis! so if you plan to use them on rails make sure you detune them. ik this from experience because i did not detune my on3p filthy riches and i destroyed them in 20 days. ik right pretty expensive skis for 20 days. this was my fault however on3p makes a good ski. my point is detune your park skis and if at all dont mix skis between park and pow as you will destroy them
Thank you for the fast replies!!
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