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  1. #1
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    recommended edge bevel for Atomic Powder Plus?

    silly question I know....I usually could care less about having sharp edges on a dedicated powder ski, but I just found a pair of dirt cheap Powder Pluses that are in great shape except it looks like they've been sitting in a damp garage for a few years and the edges are covered in rust.
    Before I just start sanding and filing away at the rust, I figured I'd see if anyone can recommend what base and sidewall bevel angles are best for these boards.
    thanks.
    Last edited by Bud; 11-14-2008 at 12:59 PM.

  2. #2
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    If I recall correctly, Atomic race skis are typically tuned 3 degrees on the side edge, .5 on the base edge. I don't know about pow skis though. A 2 degree bevel on the side, 1 degree bevel on the base would probably be fine if these are just going to be your rock ski...

  3. #3
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    It doesn't matter, just do minimal angles to preserve edges and go ski some pow. These are not race skis.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post
    silly question I know....I usually could care less about having sharp edges on a dedicated powder ski, but I just found a pair of dirt cheap Powder Pluses that are in great shape except it looks like they've been sitting in a damp garage for a few years and the edges are covered in rust.
    Before I just start sanding and filing away at the rust, I figured I'd see if anyone can recommend what base and sidewall bevel angles are best for these boards.
    thanks.
    They came out of the box with a 2 degree side/1 degree bottom bevels. I ski all Atomics 3 degrees on the side and one on the bottom.

    If you want to save the edges, best bet is to go 2/1 - as they were when new. Otherwise you will be taking down more edge than necessary to get to a new bevel config.

  5. #5
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    this is your chance to go with a 1.5 or 2 degree base bevel...

    once I went there about 8 years ago there was no going back.

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