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Thread: Topsheet Trimming
10-31-2006, 10:58 PM #1Registered User
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So the Titan Pros arrived on my doorstep today.
Ummmm, they really are STIFF!
Looking at them, they aren't blems, but they aren't perfect either. Normally I wouldn't worry about it, but someone here mentioned Blizzards have a tendency to delam, so now I'm a bit paranoid.
The tip of one ski looks like it hasn't been trimmed fully. The topsheet is larger than the ski on one edge, giving the sidewall a slight overhang. The topsheet looks like it has been trimmed, but not finished, there are a few hairs of topsheet plastic right at the edge that probably should have been sanded off in the factory. The other ski tip is quite nicely finished, with the sidewall being perfectly square.
I seem to remember a thread a while back that the first batches of the DPs and possibly some of the Bros had totally vertical sidewalls, including topsheets, and that this was leading to some topsheet chipping.
WWMD? Is it advisable to lightly sand or trim the tip of the ski? Is it a waste of time?
10-31-2006, 11:02 PM #2
file at a 45 degree angle to round the edges. Less prone to chipping....Drive slow, homie.
10-31-2006, 11:24 PM #3
What Z says. You can also do a good shaping buffdown on those areas with a belt sander, a moderate grit shaping belt and a finer finish belt. If you're lighthanded, you can sand a rounded 45 bevel from the top of the sidewall up onto the topsheet to deflect edges that might otherwise catch under the topsheet and yank a chunk up. I have permanent tennis elbow from shaping that area of the Bros with a razor knife to lessen the occurrence of chipping, another tool that works well for the fix. But for excess sidewall and reshaping in the tip, the belt sander will work great to take it where it needs to go.
11-01-2006, 12:05 AM #4
A panzer file works great without clogging like a regular file; it's SOP in the race world. But you can pretty much use whatever tool you feel comfortable with.
Belt sander, drywall screen, chainsaw, etc...
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