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ljackstarA real base grind from a ski shop will actually put a texture into your skis, unlike the belt sander which will just remove base material. Fine for getting rid of the scratches, but it doesn't actually put any texture into it.
But honestly? In our shop we basically have a giant belt sander, the belt on it has been detuned a bit so it doesn't take off as much material but otherwise it's the same.
aidanaughtonThats what it seems like i would be getting if i brought them to my shop
ljackstarI mean, i would still bring them to a shop. The texture in the skis is what actually matters, and it's probably only 20$
aidanaughtonWhat does the shop use to give texture?
ljackstarAfter sharpening the base of the ski using the belt shops use a stone (that has had a specific texture cut into it using a diamond cutter) to slice the bases and add texture.
Poindexter.Damn what shop charges just twenty for a stone grind