Recommended edge angles for 100mm wide skis

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FWIW, I do a .75 and 3 on frontside skis up to 88, 1 and 2 for 99-105ish, and 1.5 and 3 for dedicated 115+ powder skis. PNW... pretty much every condition known to man week by week, day by day, sometimes hour to hour.
 

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Does anyone know what the Fischers are tuned to out of the wrapper? I do know they are notoriously well tuned from the factory.
I have no idea, but I did Re-Tune these!
 

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Does anyone know what the Fischers are tuned to out of the wrapper? I do know they are notoriously well tuned from the factory.
Well I just happened to tune my Fischer 115 FR skis yesterday. To my surprise they were 1 base 3 edge. There were portions of the base underfoot that weren't even quite at 1. I now have them set at 1/2 which is my preference for big skis.
 

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I will go with a .3 when I want to be on the snow, a .2 when I expect to be in the snow.
 

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I run everything at a 3 degree side, my touring skis get a 2 degree tip and tail and 3 underfoot. Anything without touring bindings gets a .7 base, anything with touring bindings gets a 1 base. The 2>3<2 takes a while because I'm doing the tips and tails by hand, but it works really well.
 

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My Fischer Ranger 102fr came out of the wrapper also at 1/3 with the best grind on the base I had seen on any of my recent skis.

I typically run 1/3 on everything, but recently I have stuck a 1/2 on the Renoune Endurance 98s and Icelantic Pioneer 109 I have.. no particular reason except that's what the Endurances came with and I didn't swap file guides when I was doing edges on the Pioneers last year.
 

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My Fischer Ranger 102fr came out of the wrapper also at 1/3 with the best grind on the base I had seen on any of my recent skis.

I typically run 1/3 on everything, but recently I have stuck a 1/2 on the Renoune Endurance 98s and Icelantic Pioneer 109 I have.. no particular reason except that's what the Endurances came with and I didn't swap file guides when I was doing edges on the Pioneers last year.
What bindings are you mounting on the 102s?
 

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@Coach13 I had Pivot 14's on them for the first season, then I got different boots with gripwalk soles and had to remount this season with a set of Attack 14at's I had. I honestly don't really notice much of a difference between the bindings.
 

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Recreational skier and new to tuning. I use 1/2 on my Brahma (88) and Rustler 10 (102). I tune the edges (200/400/600) every 4-5 days of use and have plenty of grip for my level of carving.
 

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Most skiers skid their turns at least to some degree and that is why if you have a ski shop sharpen your skis and you do not specify edge angles then in most cases you will get a 1/1.

I only ski in the west (rarely on the west coast) and all my skis are 1/2. If I ever encounter eastern conditions that would require 1/3, then I just call it quits and go home. (a patch of ice on a run doesn't count). So, yes I am a snow quality snob

As long as the ski is turning when and where I want to go, I don't care about skids. I also believe that most of a ski's grip charictaristics come from its construction and shape, not edge angle.

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It lasts slightly less then 2deg but that's so not an issue for me, that I never bother with this "downside".
Old wives tale...Not True! NO empirical evidence to back this up! No downside to a 3 degree. All my skis are tuned to a 3 including my Enforcer 100's except my slaloms are 4 degrees!
 
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I put a 1/3 on them and skied them today. They worked well. I could get them to hold on firm snow and with slightly detuned tips and tails the skis would still slide if needed.
 

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3 lasts less than 2, according to my favorite tune shop.
Theoretically this is understood to be the case, but in the real-world I don't believe it has been proven. Evaluation of this "theoretically" involves considering the extremes; a 1/1 edge versus a 1/10 edge. The more acute the angle, the easier it would be to dull the "corner" of the edge. However when you get to directly comparing 1/2 to 1/3, it's hard to say that this will actually result in faster dulling of the edge.
 
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