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Prepare your ski sidewalls for precise tuning with the Side of BEAST Sidewall Planar. Most skis have plastic or aluminum sidewall material reinforcing the edge. This sidewall can get in the way and clog a ski tuning file or stone preventing you from setting the desired side edge bevel.
The Side of BEAST Sidewall Planar professional quality ski tuning tool that is designed to easily and smoothly remove just enough of the sidewall using a "pansar" file that trims material at a 7° angle just above edge material. This exposes the metal edge so you can make a clean, precise cut with a ski tuning file or stone.
Side of BEAST Sidewall Planar is built with a durable anodized aluminum frame for precision, and a stainless steel face plate for a smooth glide over the ski base. A variety of interchangeable bevel angle plates are also available for precision side edge tuning with the same tool.
Precision Angle Plates
The angle plate is positioned above file because file is pushed into angle plate as you press down on edge. A file held on top of an angle bar is less accurate because it allows distortion of the angle as file is pushed away from the angle bar.
"Best clamp in the business"
Files or stones are securely held with clamp actuated by single large knob. (Spring clamps are awkward and tend to slip.)
Use virtually any size file or stone at your choice of angle from 1° - 7°. (Note: This item does not come with a file and additional angles are facilitated by additional interchangeable angle plates.)
Ejection slot clears filings away from base. Stainless steel glide plate insures base structure will not be damaged.
Anodized aluminum main frame and stainless steel glide plate.
Ergonomic design positions hand away from sharp ski edge. Secure clamp prevents slippage of files or stones.
Recreational Skier Bevel Recommendations
|Average Recreational Skier||Hard Snow||Soft Snow|
|Base Edge Bevel||1°||1°|
|Side Edge Bevel||1° - 3°||1°|
|Advanced Recreational Skier|
|Base Edge Bevel||.5° - 1°||1°|
|Side Edge Bevel||2° - 3°||1° - 2°|
Ski Racer Bevel Recommendations
|Junior Racer||Slalom||GS||SG & DH|
|Base Edge Bevel||.5° - 1°||1°||1°|
|Side Edge Bevel||3°||3°||3°|
|World Class/Elite Racer|
|Base Edge Bevel||0° - .5°||0° - .5°||.5° - 1°|
|Side Edge Bevel||3° - 4°||3° - 4°||3°|
The angle ranges listed are variable depending on snow hardness, speed and your strength and skill level. A high level, technical skier tends to encounter hard and icy snow conditions. An increased bevel angle enables the base edge to be in immediate contact with the snow surface and side edges to penetrate deeper for better grip. A less experienced athlete may find that these extreme bevels tend to cause the ski to hook too quickly and edges to bite into the snow too much. This can cause erratic ski performance and possible knee injury.