Useful Tips

What does detuning skis mean?

What does detuning skis mean?

Detuning is dulling or rounding of the edges in selected areas of the tip and tail using a file or stone so that the ski or snowboard is less grabby and doesn’t turn in or initiate too quickly. It’s often done when the board or skis first come from the factory.

Can you put new edges on skis?

It is possible to replace sections of edge but it’s major surgery requiring the p-tex to be cut back & then patching in once the edge has been replaced.

Are lightweight skis better?

When you choose lightweight skis, you often run the risk of losing some performance. Dainty skis can get bucked or deflected easier by cut-up snow. So while we did say that lightweight skis can help you ski longer better, the exception is when they get tossed around in choppy snow rather than plowing through it.

How sharp should skis be?

How sharp should my skis be? Your skis edge should be sharp enough to shave tiny bits of your nail when rubbing your nail up and down across the edge. Ski edges should not be as sharper than a butter knife but not as sharp as a dull kitchen knife.

How often should you tune your skis?

When to Service Your Gear In general, it’s good to tune your skis after about every 20 days of riding.

What edge angle should my skis be?

To edge your skis using a “Get a Grip”, you must first choose whether you want your edges at 88° or 90°. 90° is sharp enough for beginners and intermediates and most snowboarders but for more advanced skiers go for 88°. Once you decide you should maintain this angle.

Are lighter skis better for beginners?

Generally speaking, a lighter ski will be easier for a beginner to control, especially when it comes to initiating turns on groomed snow. However, skis that are extremely light will get knocked around and deflect more rough, bumpy, or chunky snow than heavier skis, which can make skiing on unsmooth snow more difficult.

Why are race skis heavy?

Heavier skis are harder to throw around, but do stick to the snow better and bounce around less, giving more control over the edges. This is why most racing skis are quite heavy. Most skis though fall into the allround category and are not too light but not too heavy either.

Can my skis be too sharp?

If you’re experiencing such jerkiness, your skis’ edges might simply be too sharp. They will improve as the edges dull, but waiting until they dull is frustrating. Take them back to the shop, and ask the tech to dull the edges with emery paper or a gummy stone.