Whats up NS,
Today I was fortunate enough to ski on my brand new On3p Wrenegades in a few inches of fresh at Waterville. I got a bit carried away at one point and skied into a tree section with poor coverage. I dinged up my base edges a bit by sliding/grazing over a few rocks. Minimal to no base damage though.
As an ex-racer who watches after his skis pretty well, I was obviously a bit bummed to discover these gauges. While they may be cosmetic, I love the feeling of having perfectly smooth edges and bases. I have a good amount of tuning experience, but this is my first pair of ON3P's, and also my first pair of rockered skis so I have a few quick questions. Hopefully Iggy will see this post but any others with some insight feel free to share.
I know ON3P tunes factory tunes and preps all skis before they send them out. What side/base angles do they set their skis to? My side bevel is currently set to 3 degrees and my base bevel is currently set to .5 degrees.
I plan to buff out the gauges carefully with my base bevel, using a diamond stone, and I'll also run a file and diamond stone down the side edges to smooth everything out. Anyone have any additional ideas?
Last question: Once I've done all of this, should I use a gummy stone to detune a bit around the rockered areas to avoid hooking my turns?
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance!