So I was messing around with an old pair of park skis and started thinking about how to effectively "tune" (or "detune") park skis beyond rubbing underfoot edges on a rail to detune. Sort of sounds like an oxymoron to tune a park ski but I definetly think there could be some standards set for making park skis perform better. I feel like there is a real lack of knowledge on tuning and maintaining park skis, perhaps because it is just assumed that skiing park wrecks your skis no matter what, but I wanted to explore ways to both improve performance and extend the life of park skis.
I messed around and put a snowboard base structure on my skis (called the lightning, looks like a big M), because most preprogrammed structures on a montana are directional and so far its been nice but I cant really tell any difference between that and a 45 degree linear. having a structure definetly helps glide, but is it overkill on a ski that will have the bases abused on rails? Does anyone else have experience with base structure on park skis?
I also was thinking that instead of rolling the edges underfoot like I normally do, maby a crazy large base bevel could get rid of grabiness on rails but keep the underfoot edge. Need to test this.
anyone else have any ideas? Anyone fundamentally disagree with any of my ideas?