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Postby Dstumpf » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:42 am

Does any one know what the factory edge angles are for the new Head e original ? Unable to find on Head site and not sure how up to date some other sites are.
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Re: Edges angles

Postby HeluvaSkier » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:04 am

I don't have direct experience with the newer e-series heads, but I have had a few pairs of Heads over the years... My Head iSLs (most recent Head ski I've added to the quiver) were around 2 degrees from the factory. I say around because the tune was not very consistent across the length of the ski (sometimes more than 2 and sometimes about 2). It was definitely not 3 degrees anywhere though. I ended up setting the edge by hand and starting from scratch with my ProTek machine, keeping them at 2 degrees. They ski great and hold perfectly well at 2 degrees. Any angle you tune them at, as long as it is consistent, is likely to be better than the factory tune.
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Re: Edges angles

Postby Dstumpf » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:23 am

Thanks for the reply HeluvaSkier, would the base bevel be .5?
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Re: Edges angles

Postby ErikCO » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:03 am

Almost certainly they come from the factory at a 1 degree base, 2 degree side. That has been roughly the factory angles all my recreational Head skis have had (iSL, Supershape iSpeed, Rev 80, and Rev 85). Of course, I typically re-tune mine to a 0.7 or 0.5 degree base and 3 degree side, but that's just me.
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Re: Edges angles

Postby HeluvaSkier » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:56 pm

Yes, 1 on the base... far more accurate than the side bevels. I've left the base on the iSL alone... if I want something more aggressive I have plenty of FIS skis to choose from.
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