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2022-11-01 at 13:59 - comment by Gord F

Thanks guys. That's sort of what I suspected.

2022-11-01 at 12:40 - comment by aqua toque

...and nobody likes a thin base!

2022-11-01 at 09:43 - comment by John

We used to do a lot of stone grinding at Trail Sports and experimented with taking off waxless patterns without much success. The base ends up very thin.

Waxless to Waxable

Report Submitted by Gord F
(trip) Date: Sunday Oct 30, 2022

Submitted: Sunday Oct 30, 2022 at 21:07


Does anyone have experience doing a base grind on waxless skis to make them into waxable skis?
I have a pair of waxless skis with quite a bit of damage to the fish scales so they're not terribly efficient as waxless skis, but I think they'd be great with smooth bases.
I wonder if there's enough base material if one were to remove the fish scales.
I also considered adding ptex to the bases, then grinding, but I'm sure it would be a mess. The skis are Rossignol BC 90's, so beefy xc/bc skis.
Anyone have an opinion?
Gord in Calgary.

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