Rilling Again

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davidb
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Rilling Again

Postby davidb » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:11 pm

I've got a pair of "crowns" that I lug around, but never use; they're really just dedicated 32degree skis.
So I'm thinking why not rill them for 32 degree, new, wet snow. I've got a Swix riller with the standard blade and a 2.0. And I suppose I could get something else, but I don't have a clue which blade to use--or should I rill at all?

Any comment would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Rilling Again

Postby osloskier » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:38 pm

I think rilling will help.

New, wet snow is difficult because the crystals are still sharp, which suggests a fine and rounded structure, but at the same time there is lots of water which doesn't have anywhere to go, which suggests a coarse and sharp one.

What's the best structure for these conditions? Medium, rounded structure and coarse, hard, straight rill?


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