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Servicing Amphibio (handed type) skis

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I have a soft spot for Elan skis, I learnt to ski on them in Slovenia (then part of Yugoslavia) and they were my first owned skis. Have had, and still got, several pairs although I have had other brands when I thought they were a better choice / price. Thinking of upgrading for the winter and although I have not physically looked at, or tried out, any recent Elan skis they do mostly seem to be the handed, rocker one edge, camber the other amphibio type. Apart from whether all this will make any difference to my skiing I was just wondering about the servicing, does it make it harder by hand or does it just mean your scraper sort of goes wonky as you go down the ski. If a shop stuffs them in a machine does it twist them flat to do the grinding and then they spring back to shape. Or am I overthinking or wrongly thinking all this rolling eyes Just intrigued before I do actually have a look /try some.
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Avoided base grinding (always a good thing) otherwise no other difference for servicing.
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@spyderjon, so once the base edge has gone "phut" so to speak, how do they get base ground without ruin?
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I stick a short layer or two of a strip of skin off-cut on the side of the top sheet at the tip to 'square up' the ski base as it goes through the autofeed etc. Simples!
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spyderjon wrote:
Avoided base grinding (always a good thing) otherwise no other difference for servicing.


OK thanks. I avoid base grinds anyway but it just intrigued me as to what the flat grinding would do to them.
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@spyderjon, thank you
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