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 Post subject: Base grinding/structuring
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:07 pm 

Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:43 pm
Posts: 36
Location: Utah
I'm thinking I'd like to run my board through the stone grinder to add a little structure so things aren't quite as sticky in the spring conditions (powder days have to end sometime, even in Utah).

I've always used a Grindrite (Ski Tuner) belt grinder on boards until this year, but now use one of the Montana robotic type stone only machines. On the Grindrite when I'd tune splitboards for customers, I'd always split the board and do each half.

The question is, do I run it through the new machine as 2 skis or one board?

I'm thinking to continue to split the board as I've done in the past.

Anybody with any feedback? Board is a Voile 178ST.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:09 am 
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Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:45 pm
Posts: 32
Location: Hayden, ID
I too have only used a Grindrite. In my opinion I would run the ski's separate. I think theres a possibility of them running uneven when the board is put together. When they are separate, even pressure can be applied and you can make sure to get that inside edge too. Just my opinion with my little experience that I have.

Been up Millcreek lately? I was stoked to hear your local upbringing there. I get bad looks from all XC skiers. I need to find where the pow turns are up there. Do you know?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:30 pm 

Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:55 pm
Posts: 925
Location: socal
I've always split the boards halves myself. The one I've used had an auto feed so you couldn't have any hardware on top.
I've only done 2 boards but I'm pretty happy w/ the results.

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