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Twisted rocker bevels?

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Got a secondhand pair of Elan Amphibio WaveFlex 12 and was having some thoughts on the edge angles. Each ski has a rockered edge on the outside of the ski, and a cambered edge on the inside of the ski. The idea is when turning the downhill ski will have full edge contact and the uphill ski will have partial contact.

I’ve been Skiing since I could walk but am in no way a tuning expert. I usually sit somewhere around .75-1 base edge and 88-89 side edge, usually in northeast mountains that lean more towards ice than powder.

My question is would it be beneficial to set the inside edge differently than the outside edge? If were going for a powerful grip on the inside cambered edge would it make sense to cut that angle a bit sharper? Not sure if a shop would even do this and not looking to try it myself but thought it would be cool to try.

Anyone have any thoughts? Much Appreciated!
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Maybe I'm missing something here but surely the inside of the ski becomes the outside of the ski when you turn the other way? And the downhill ski becomes the uphill ski?

Either way, as far as I know - and I diy service the whole families skis - you don't need to edge angle rockered or cambered ski's differently - whether on the same ski or not.
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It looks to me that more aggressive geometry, if that's the perceived change, would be purely preferential and just "suck it and see".

Essentially the design philosophy has given the most grip focussed edge for the primary ski (inside of downhill) without specifically changing the edge geometry. But using any ski predominantly on ice dominated terrain may drive user preferences to enhance that further.

I guess if you can support and modulate increased bite of that edge from personal experience and techniques, then you'll be a better judge of it when trying those changes.

It's not hard for a tech to put that emphasis onto the ski, and also re establish the original of you really don't like it. Worthwhile discussion to have with them.
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I have 2 pairs Elan Ripstick 96 with the Amphibio rocker etc, more rocker on the outside edge. 1⁰ base edge, 2⁰ side edge. Seems to work fine.
Differential rocker brilliant for telemarking in powder as outside lead ski gives more lift into the turn.
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