A single tool to sharpen and bevel side & base edges.
- File included.
- Precise side angles at 1 & 2 degrees. Base angle at 1 degree.
- Works on all ski and snowboards.
- It is recommended that you set the edge bevels with the file and then replace the file with 70-mm diamond stones to maintain the sharpness; if you always use the metal file, you will wear away the edge. The blue DMT or Red/Yellow Moonflex is a good choice, add the whole set if you are a racer.
- The box says instructions included but SKS no longer supplies the booklet with the tool and it is out of print. Detailed edge tuning instructions are located under Tuning Tips in the top menu of our site.
Precise side angles at 1 & 2 degrees. Base angle at 1 degree.
The amount of base edge bevel will affect the ability of the ski/board to pivot on the snow. The more base edge bevel, the easier it will be to pivot or slide from side to side. Once you set the base edge angle, you can't go back to the original because of the base material. If the skis hook up on turns, increase the bevel by a quarter or half degree.
Side edge beveling will give the skis more grip on the snow surface. Higher angles should be reserved for experienced racers; if the angle is too high the ski can "rail out" on a less experienced racer. Typical angles are 1.0 to 3.0 degrees. Less angle equals less grip. Slalom angles can be 3.0 to 5.0 degrees; downhill up to 3.0 degrees. A racer should start at 3 degrees. Keep in mind:
- Higher angles are quicker to dull.
- An aggressive edge (high angle), may be more difficult for lighter racers (young kids or women) may make it more difficult to recover from being up on the edge.