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Edge Bevel Guide for Skis


Armada Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  All Models 1.3 2.5
Atomic Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  Vantage Flat (107 Ti, 97 Ti, 90 Ti, 86 Ti, 97 C, 86 C) 1 2
  Vantage System (86 Ti, 82 Ti, 79 Ti, 79 C, 75 C) 1 2
  Vantage W Flat (107 C, 90 Ti, 97 C, 86 C) 2
  Vantage W System (80 Ti, 77 Ti, 75 C, 75) 1 2
  Bent Chetler (120, 100) 1 2
  Park (Punx 7, Punx 5) 1 2
  Redster (G9, S9, X9 S, X9 WB, X7 WB, X6, X5) 1 3
  Cloud (12, 11, 9, 8, 7) 1 3
  Savor (7, 6, 5) 1 2
  Redster Super G FIS (212, 210, 200, 192, 185) 1 3
  Redster G9 FIS (193, 188, 183, Unisex) .75 3
  Redster G9 Junior (166, 159, 152)    
  Redster G9 FIS (Junior 145, 138, 131, 124) 1 3
  Redster S9 FIS (165, 157, Junior 152, 145) .5 3
  Redster S9 FIS (Junior 138, 131, 124) .75 3
  Redster J9 RS (Combi, 160, 150, 140, 130, 120) 1 3
  Backland (117, 107, 95) 1 2
  Backland (85, 78) 1 3
  Backland Wm 102 1 2
  Backland Wm (85, 78) 1 3
  Backland Ultimate (85, 78, 65) 1 3
  Bent Chetler Mini (163, 153, 143, 133) 1 2
  Bent Chetler Jr (150, 140, 130, 120, 110) 1 2
  Punx Jr (150, 140, 130, 120, 110) 1 2
  Vantage Girl (150, 140, 130, 120, 110) 1 2
  Redster J2, X2 1 2
  Vantage Jr (150, 140, 130, 120, 110, 100) 1 2
Black Crows Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  Orb 1.3 3
  Vertis Flat 1 1.5
  Divus 1.3 3
  Navis 1.3 3
  Daemon 1 1.5
  Camox 1.3 3
  Captis 1 1.5
  Nocta 1 1.5
  Anima 1.3 3
  Atris 1 1.5
  Corvus 1.3 3
  Atris Birdie 1 1.5
  Daemon Birdie 1 1.5
  Camox Birdie 1.3 3
  Captis Birdie 1 1.5
  Orb Birdie 1.3 3
  Virtis Birdie Flat 1 1.5
  Ferox Freebird 1 1.5
  Corvus Freebird 1.3 3
  Navis Freebird 1.3 3
  Camox Freebird 1.3 3
  Orb Freebird 1.3 3
  Ova Freebird 1 1.5
  Vastus Freebird 1 1.5
  Solis  1 1.5
  Camox Patrol 1.3 3
  Orb Patrol 1.3 3
  Junius 1.3 3
  Magnis 1 1.5
  Magnis Birdie 1 1.5
Black Diamond Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  All Models 1.1 2.2
Blizzard Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  Race Skis 0.7 3
  Skis under 100mm waist 1.0 2.5
  Skis over 100mm waist 1.5 2.0
DPS Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  All models .7 2
Dynastar Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  All consumer skis 1 2
Elan Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  All Recreational Models 1.3 (± .5) 2 (± .5)
       
Faction Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  All Models 1 (± .2) 2 (± .5)
       
Head Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  Most Recreational Models 0.8 - 1.2 1.5 - 2.0
  Rental Models 0.8 - 1.2 1.5 - 2.0
  Supershape, iSpeed, iRace Models 0.8 - 1.2 1.5 - 2.0
  iSpeed /Pro, iRace Pro, iGS RD Pro Models 0.4 1.5 - 2.0
  iSL RD and iGS RD (FIS) Models 0.4 1.5 - 2.0
  Speed Skis 0.6 - 0.8 1.5 - 2.0
  iSL RD Team and iGS RD Team Models 0.8 - 1.2 1.5 - 2.0
K2 Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  Mindbender 116C, 108 Ti 1.5 1.5
  Mindbender 99 Ti, 90 Ti, 90 C, 85 1.2 2.0
  Mindbender 106 C Alliance, 106 C Alliance 1.5 1.5
  Mindbender 98 Ti Alliance, 90 C Alliance, 85 C Alliance 1.2 2.0
  Ikonic 84 Ti, 80 Ti, 84, 80, 76, 75, 73  1.2 2.0
  Speed Charger, Turbo Charger, Charger 1.2 2.0
  Pon2oon 1.5 1.5
  Catamaran, Marksman 1.5 1.5
  Poacher, Sight, Press 1.2  2.0
  Wayback 106 1.5 1.5
  Wayback 96, 88, 84, 80 1.2 2.0
  Talkback 96, 88, 84 1.2 2.0
  Anthem 82, 80, 78, 76X, 75, 73, 72, 74 HS 1.2 2.0
  Misconduct, Empress 1.2 2.0
  Charger Jr, Mindbender Team, Mindbender Jr, Poacher Jr 1.5 1.5
  Dreamweaver (all) 1.5 1.5
  Juvy, Missy, Indy, Luv Bug 1.5 1.5
  244, Mindbender RX, Konic RX, Luv RX 1.2 2.0
  Strike Flat, Strike 10 1.2 2.0
  Strike Jr, 4.5, 7.0 1.5 1.5
  F17 Wayback 96 1.2 2.0
  F18 Konic 80 1.2 2.0
  Konic 76 Ti, 76x 1.2 2.0
  Burnin Luv 1.2 2.0
  Anthem 76 LTD, 76 EU, 75x 1.2 2.0
  Wayback 88 SMU, Talkback 88 SMU 1.2 2.0
  Charger RT, Charger Xti 1.2 2.0
  Press RT 4.5 1.5 1.5
  Press RT 7.0, RT 10 1.2 2.0
Kästle Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  All Consumer Models 1 2
Lib Tech Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  All Models 1 1.5
Line Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  Pescado, Outline, Sakana, Sir Francis Bacon 1.5 1.5
  Blend, Chronic, Tom Wallisch, Honey Badger 1.5 1.5
  Vision 108 1.5 1.5
  Vision 98 1.2 2.0
  Sick Day 114, Sick Day 104 1.5 1.5
  Sick Day 94, Sick Day 88 1.2 2.0
  Supernatural 100, Supernatural 92, Supernatural 86 1.2  2.0
  Pandora 104 1.5 1.5
  Pandora 94, Pandora 84 1.2 2.0
  Honey Bee 1.5 1.5
  Sir Francis Bacon Shorty. Ruckus, Tom Wallisch Shorty 1.5 1.5
Nordica Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  Recreational and Freeride Models 1 2
  Race Models .7 3
ON3P Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  All Models 1 1
Rossignol Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  Consumer Models 1 2
  Hero Adult Models (w/R22 plate) .5 3
  Rental Models 1 1
RMU Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  All Models 2 1
Salomon Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  MTN Explore 88, 88W, 95 1.3 - 1.5 1.5 - 2
  NFX 1.3 - 1.5 1.5 - 2
  QST 85, Myriad 85 1.3 - 1.5 1.5 - 2
  QST 92, Lux 92 1.3 - 1.5 1.5 - 2
  QST 99, Lumen 99 1.3 - 1.5 1.5 - 2
  QST 106, Stella 106 1.3 - 1.5 1.5 - 2
  QST 118, QST Ripper 1.3 - 1.5 1.5 - 2
  S/Race GS, GS FIS 0.8 (± .3) 2 - 2.5
  S/Race SL FIS Jr, GS FIS Jr 0.8 (± .3) 2 - 2.5
  S/Race Pro Jr GS and SL 0.8 (± .3) 2 - 2.5
  S/Race Pro (SL) 165-157 0.5 (± .3) 2 - 2.5
  S/Race SG FIS 1 (± .3) 2 - 2.5
  S/Race Pro 182-175 1 (± .3) 2 - 2.5
  S/Race Rush, S/Max Blast, S/Force Bold 1 (± .3) 1.5 - 2
  S/Race Shot, S/Max 12, S/Max LTD, S/Force 11 1 (± .3) 1.5 - 2
  S/Max W Blast 1 (± .3) 1.5 - 2
  S/Lab Minim, S/Lab X-Alp 1 (± .3) 1.5 - 2
  Kiana 1.3 (± .3) 1.5 - 2
  S/Max 4, 6, 8, 10 / W 4, W 6, W 8, W 10 1.3 (± .3) 1.5 - 2
  S/Force 9, 7, 5 1.3 (± .3) 1.5 - 2
  XDR 80 Ti, 84 Ti, 88 Ti 1.3 (± .3) 1.5 - 2
  XDR 76, 78, 79 1.3 (± .3) 1.5 - 2
  Aira 76, 80 Ti 1.3 (± .3) 1.5 - 2
Völkl Skis      
  Model Base Edge Side Edge
  Recreational and Touring Models 1 2
  Deacon Pro .7 2
  FIS Race Skis .7 2

What is Edge Bevel and Why Does it Matter?

Alpine skis come from the factory with the steel edges carefully machined to a precise shape. Normally this is defined by a set of two numbers, the first expressing the Base Edge Bevel and the second the Side Edge Bevel. A 1 degree base edge bevel means the edge is not totally in line with the flat ski base, but is ground so that the bottom surface of the edge angles away from the snow at a 1 degree angle. A 1 degree side edge bevel means the vertical edge of the ski is ground so that it angles toward the center of the ski at a 1 degree angle.

Ski designers often specify different edge bevels for different models, depending on their intended function. All-mountain and freeride skis commonly come with 1 and 1 or 1 and 2 bevels, while an FIS race ski may come finished with a .5 or .75 and 3 bevel. More base edge bevel tends to make a ski "surfier" or more "pivoty," while more side edge bevel tends to make a ski more "carvy." Edges with a more acute shape are usually found in skis designed to carve a cleaner turn from start to finish.

You can maintain or change your edge bevels to suit your taste with hand tools or by having a shop perform the job with tuning machines, but keep in mind the manufacturer usually had good reason to establish the original default factory bevels the ski came with. Remember that tuning machines have a tolerance level of around plus or minus .2 degrees, and that bevels sometimes vary from tip to tail on a given ski. If you bring your skis to a shop for tuning, make sure your ski technician understands what edge bevels you prefer.

Use the provided chart to see what angles the manufacturer used when finishing the ski at the factory. When a range of angles is provided, the manufacturer considers anything within the range suitable for the model.

These specifications were obtained from reps and product managers at our suppliers and may be subject to change.

Factory Edge Bevel by Brand

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