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Edge Bevel Guide for Skis


Armada Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 All Models1.32.5
Atomic Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 Vantage Flat (107 Ti, 97 Ti, 90 Ti, 86 Ti, 97 C, 86 C)12
 Vantage System (86 Ti, 82 Ti, 79 Ti, 79 C, 75 C)12
 Vantage W Flat (107 C, 90 Ti, 97 C, 86 C)2
 Vantage W System (80 Ti, 77 Ti, 75 C, 75)12
 Bent Chetler (120, 100)12
 Park (Punx 7, Punx 5)12
 Redster (G9, S9, X9 S, X9 WB, X7 WB, X6, X5)13
 Cloud (12, 11, 9, 8, 7)13
 Savor (7, 6, 5)12
 Redster Super G FIS (212, 210, 200, 192, 185)13
 Redster G9 FIS (193, 188, 183, Unisex).753
 Redster G9 Junior (166, 159, 152)  
 Redster G9 FIS (Junior 145, 138, 131, 124)13
 Redster S9 FIS (165, 157, Junior 152, 145).53
 Redster S9 FIS (Junior 138, 131, 124).753
 Redster J9 RS (Combi, 160, 150, 140, 130, 120)13
 Backland (117, 107, 95)12
 Backland (85, 78)13
 Backland Wm 10212
 Backland Wm (85, 78)13
 Backland Ultimate (85, 78, 65)13
 Bent Chetler Mini (163, 153, 143, 133)12
 Bent Chetler Jr (150, 140, 130, 120, 110)12
 Punx Jr (150, 140, 130, 120, 110)12
 Vantage Girl (150, 140, 130, 120, 110)12
 Redster J2, X212
 Vantage Jr (150, 140, 130, 120, 110, 100)12
Black Crows Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 Orb1.33
 Vertis Flat11.5
 Divus1.33
 Navis1.33
 Daemon11.5
 Camox1.33
 Captis11.5
 Nocta11.5
 Anima1.33
 Atris11.5
 Corvus1.33
 Atris Birdie11.5
 Daemon Birdie11.5
 Camox Birdie1.33
 Captis Birdie11.5
 Orb Birdie1.33
 Virtis Birdie Flat11.5
 Ferox Freebird11.5
 Corvus Freebird1.33
 Navis Freebird1.33
 Camox Freebird1.33
 Orb Freebird1.33
 Ova Freebird11.5
 Vastus Freebird11.5
 Solis 11.5
 Camox Patrol1.33
 Orb Patrol1.33
 Junius1.33
 Magnis11.5
 Magnis Birdie11.5
Black Diamond Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 All Models1.12.2
Blizzard Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 Alight Series2.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Black Pearl Series2.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Quattro Series2.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Bodacious2.8 (2.6-2.9)1.3 (± .2)
 Bonafide2.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Brahma2.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Bushwhacker2.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Cochise2.8 (2.6-2.9)1.3 (± .2)
 Firebird Series2.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Pearl Junior2.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Rustler 92.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Rustler 102.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Rustler 112.8 (2.6-2.9)1.3 (± .2)
 Rustler Twin Jr2.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Sheeva 92.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Sheeva 102.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Sheeva 112.8 (2.6-2.9)1.3 (± .2)
 Spur2.8 (2.6-2.9)1.3 (± .2)
 Zero G 852.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Zero G 952.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Zero G 1052.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
 Zero G Race2.8 (2.6-2.9).9 (± .2)
    
DPS Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 All models.72
Dynastar Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 All consumer skis12
Elan Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 All Recreational Models1.3 (± .5)2 (± .5)
    
Faction Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 All Models1 (± .2)2 (± .5)
    
Head Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 Most Recreational Models0.8 - 1.21.5 - 2.0
 Rental Models0.8 - 1.21.5 - 2.0
 Supershape, iSpeed, iRace Models0.8 - 1.21.5 - 2.0
 iSpeed /Pro, iRace Pro, iGS RD Pro Models0.41.5 - 2.0
 iSL RD and iGS RD (FIS) Models0.41.5 - 2.0
 Speed Skis0.6 - 0.81.5 - 2.0
 iSL RD Team and iGS RD Team Models0.8 - 1.21.5 - 2.0
K2 Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 Mindbender 116C, 108 Ti1.51.5
 Mindbender 99 Ti, 90 Ti, 90 C, 851.22.0
 Mindbender 106 C Alliance, 106 C Alliance1.51.5
 Mindbender 98 Ti Alliance, 90 C Alliance, 85 C Alliance1.22.0
 Ikonic 84 Ti, 80 Ti, 84, 80, 76, 75, 73 1.22.0
 Speed Charger, Turbo Charger, Charger1.22.0
 Pon2oon1.51.5
 Catamaran, Marksman1.51.5
 Poacher, Sight, Press1.2 2.0
 Wayback 1061.51.5
 Wayback 96, 88, 84, 801.22.0
 Talkback 96, 88, 841.22.0
 Anthem 82, 80, 78, 76X, 75, 73, 72, 74 HS1.22.0
 Misconduct, Empress1.22.0
 Charger Jr, Mindbender Team, Mindbender Jr, Poacher Jr1.51.5
 Dreamweaver (all)1.51.5
 Juvy, Missy, Indy, Luv Bug1.51.5
 244, Mindbender RX, Konic RX, Luv RX1.22.0
 Strike Flat, Strike 101.22.0
 Strike Jr, 4.5, 7.01.51.5
 F17 Wayback 961.22.0
 F18 Konic 801.22.0
 Konic 76 Ti, 76x1.22.0
 Burnin Luv1.22.0
 Anthem 76 LTD, 76 EU, 75x1.22.0
 Wayback 88 SMU, Talkback 88 SMU1.22.0
 Charger RT, Charger Xti1.22.0
 Press RT 4.51.51.5
 Press RT 7.0, RT 101.22.0
Kästle Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 All Consumer Models12
Lib Tech Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 All Models11.5
Line Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 Pescado, Outline, Sakana, Sir Francis Bacon1.51.5
 Blend, Chronic, Tom Wallisch, Honey Badger1.51.5
 Vision 1081.51.5
 Vision 981.22.0
 Sick Day 114, Sick Day 1041.51.5
 Sick Day 94, Sick Day 881.22.0
 Supernatural 100, Supernatural 92, Supernatural 861.2 2.0
 Pandora 1041.51.5
 Pandora 94, Pandora 841.22.0
 Honey Bee1.51.5
 Sir Francis Bacon Shorty. Ruckus, Tom Wallisch Shorty1.51.5
Nordica Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 Recreational and Freeride Models12
 Race Models.73
ON3P Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 All Models11
Rossignol Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 Consumer Models12
 Hero Adult Models (w/R22 plate).53
 Rental Models11
RMU Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 All Models21
Salomon Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 MTN Explore 88, 88W, 951.3 - 1.51.5 - 2
 NFX1.3 - 1.51.5 - 2
 QST 85, Myriad 851.3 - 1.51.5 - 2
 QST 92, Lux 921.3 - 1.51.5 - 2
 QST 99, Lumen 991.3 - 1.51.5 - 2
 QST 106, Stella 1061.3 - 1.51.5 - 2
 QST 118, QST Ripper1.3 - 1.51.5 - 2
 S/Race GS, GS FIS0.8 (± .3)2 - 2.5
 S/Race SL FIS Jr, GS FIS Jr0.8 (± .3)2 - 2.5
 S/Race Pro Jr GS and SL0.8 (± .3)2 - 2.5
 S/Race Pro (SL) 165-1570.5 (± .3)2 - 2.5
 S/Race SG FIS1 (± .3)2 - 2.5
 S/Race Pro 182-1751 (± .3)2 - 2.5
 S/Race Rush, S/Max Blast, S/Force Bold1 (± .3)1.5 - 2
 S/Race Shot, S/Max 12, S/Max LTD, S/Force 111 (± .3)1.5 - 2
 S/Max W Blast1 (± .3)1.5 - 2
 S/Lab Minim, S/Lab X-Alp1 (± .3)1.5 - 2
 Kiana1.3 (± .3)1.5 - 2
 S/Max 4, 6, 8, 10 / W 4, W 6, W 8, W 101.3 (± .3)1.5 - 2
 S/Force 9, 7, 51.3 (± .3)1.5 - 2
 XDR 80 Ti, 84 Ti, 88 Ti1.3 (± .3)1.5 - 2
 XDR 76, 78, 791.3 (± .3)1.5 - 2
 Aira 76, 80 Ti1.3 (± .3)1.5 - 2
Völkl Skis   
 ModelBase EdgeSide Edge
 Recreational and Touring Models12
 Deacon Pro.72
 FIS Race Skis.72

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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