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Thread: dull edges underfoot?
02-23-2010, 10:46 AM #1
dull edges underfoot?
anyone have any ideas as to why my edges keep dulling underfoot? everywhere else holds its edge just fine...
getting tired of filing and losing more edge
02-23-2010, 10:48 AM #2
I bet if you think really hard you'll figure it out.
02-23-2010, 10:52 AM #3
Come on now, for cereal what part of your ski do you apply the most force to on an average day of skiing?
Unless of course all you do is strait line like a motherfucker, send massive airs and never stop for anything, but then your edges would be pristine...I don't work and I don't save, desperate women pay my way.
02-23-2010, 10:58 AM #4
02-23-2010, 11:00 AM #5
this is after only a couple days on the mtn...that enough to dull them this fast?
not a park rat, either
edit: ^^using stones after a day or two to take out burrs, but still dulling quickly
02-23-2010, 11:05 AM #6
If the snow is abrasive (ie, man-made or icy) sharpening every day is not unusual.
02-23-2010, 11:11 AM #7
02-23-2010, 11:13 AM #8As a snowboarder... i fucking hate snowboarders in general. -advres
02-23-2010, 11:16 AM #9
02-23-2010, 11:20 AM #10
Burrs underfoot are virtually forever. You can get past them on the side edge by removing material, but the base edge can't be done this way without adding bevel.
I don't mind core shots in the center of the ski, I curse like a motherfucker when I stomp a rock on my edge under foot, just won't be the same.
02-23-2010, 11:22 AM #11
Around a 200x stone or diamond is good for general maintenance since it is somewhat of a cutting/polishing grit. A 100x for more chewed up edges and quicker cutting (read more material removal). 400x and up for finer and finer polishing.
Edit: only sharpen side edges
Here's a video/blog post on edge tuning.
02-23-2010, 11:24 AM #12
02-23-2010, 11:30 AM #13
02-23-2010, 11:36 AM #14
awesome, thanks for the advice guys
02-23-2010, 11:55 AM #15
Something else often forgotten is that your side walls may make it difficult to sharpen the edges. Cutting back or planing your side walls may need to be done sooner than later.