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supersquidSo everybody knows that park skis should be detune before taking them to rails. Doing this can help prevent edge cracks and catching your sharp edges on a rail. Detuning is usually done by attacking the edge with a file and then maybe a gum stone for the small burs. This works pretty good most of the time. However, I am wondering if there are any other ways you guys detune. In the past I have also given the edge a bevel to raise it a little above the base. Do you guys change the edge degree or do anything else like that? Just exploring more ways to detune new skis, Im a bigger guy (180lbs and 5'10) so edge cracks happen to me a lot.
DominatorJacquesFor the best performance you should not de-tune at all. What you want to do is a very long base bevel. Only de-tune the tips and tails after the widest part.
Here, I will link you to the part about a long base bevel. Seems you have done that sort of before, but maybe not enough.
Edges will crack at some point no matter what you do if you hit rails, etc. But this will be the best you can do.
I'm already way into it here, but you need to watch this for about 20 minutes at least from where I start you here.
supersquidI have read multiple articles that discuss the edge undefoot. Some say that the friction created by a sharper edge heats up the metal and then the snow in the landing cools it down making it brittle. dull edge underfoot=less friction. I know some companies like on3p will detune your skis as well with a file and gumstone. Lots of ways to accomplish the same thing I guess. I Appreciate the link!