BradFiAusNzCoCaSo I was setting a base bevel and edge bevel. 1.5 base and 2 edge. I was going to town. Really cutting a lot of edge off which I’m not particularly worried about because I think these skis were just left at factory and never touched. I checked the factory tune numbers and it’s pretty minor compared to what I’m doing. Plus the edges were super banged up.
My question is: how do I know when I’m taking too much edge off? I can’t find anything online addressing this with side edge. Marker technique isn’t telling me enough.
Maybe @DominatorJacques has some sage words of wisdom?
On a side edge, you can't really take too much off. You can work the side edge a lot.
One MUST have a planer to remove side wall above the edge prior to filing, or the file won't work. A 7 degree sidewall planer works good. I use this in The Side Of The BEAST Pro. https://the-raceplace.com/collections/edge-tools/products/side-of-beast-angle-plate?variant=24944770119
On a base edge, it's another story. Base edge should not be filed once "set", only take off the highs with a fine stone, or ceramic stone. Base bevels always "grow" as one skis. The icier or harder snows work the base edge more.
No problem for playful park skiers. The more the base bevel, the more one needs edge angle to get a carve. That's why race skis for SL use .5 base bevel.
Anyway, this is all way more than I can type.
Just watch my video on how to tune a park ski. One does not need to do all I do there, but with YouTube speed up the video, and click forward to find what you need. The video is very repetitive, as you see me do all those things to all eight edges etc.
With really worked, or even new edges, 220 grit wet sandpaper is your friend.
Really, one just needs to take the time to watch the video.
Do you want to ski for years? If so, what's a good five-hour lesson worth? It's free! What you will learn, you will use for years!
Also, one may watch my earlier Basic Tuning new ski video.
**This post was edited on Sep 10th 2021 at 9:00:21pm