1. Any great refinish begins with a clean, bright and well laid out shop.
Ask if you can see your favorite retailer’s service shop.
2. All appendages including bindings and removable ski tips are removed. This allows for optimal transmission of contact pressure over the entire length of the ski or snowboard, and ensures consistent and accurate material removal. Use of binding ramps always prevent this, and were developed to make it easier to do the job incorrectly. Any tuner who says this does not make a difference should probably not stonegrind your product. Ask your retailer if they do the same.
3. Side edge material is ground to remove damage and pre-shaped to exceed a 3 degree angle, allowing for proper disc finishing to a true 3 degree angle.
4. Today’s belt sanders are designed to relieve base edge steel and damage. They are not designed to flatten skis! The contact wheels are soft, allowing the ski to sink into it and put more pressure to the edges. This step creates a convex base profile and is critical so as not to damage the grinding stone when the ski first makes contact with it in the grinding process.
5. The ski is then brought to the grinding stone. Depending on the profile, thickness and construction of the skis, a variety of proprietary inputs must be employed to properly remove material and establish a proper base finish with a zero degree base edge angle. SkiMD dresses its stone every 3 pair of skis, and each ski is quality controlled before moving to the next grinding sequence. Ask your retailer if they do this.
6. Once the grinding sequence is complete and verified, the ski may now move to the ceramic disc finisher. SkiMD’s disc machine operates a proprietary sequence and is likely the finest calibrated disc finisher in the country. Hand filing simply cannot compete for accuracy and the mirror like finish a properly run and calibrated disc machine can deliver. Edge angles are verified before moving to the final wax stage.
7. All base edges are deburred by hand to eliminate any “hanging burr” created by side edge sharpening. This is critical to allow for optimal swing and balanced turn initiation from your product.
8. The Wintersteiger WaxJet is a very simple yet special machine. It applies a super heated micro-film of wax on the base. It’s a two stage system that applies wax and brushes it through the structure. It’s the final touch in the creation of a super smooth base and edge finish. All SkiMD product is waxed exclusively using Dominator waxes.
9. Every customer leaves a boot (except mail order) and all tips and bindings are properly re-installed, then bindings are checked for proper DIN and forward pressure settings according to manufacturers specifications.
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