Last Updated on September 16, 2022
If you are looking for a way to sharpen a BEAST edge, read this article. You will learn how to use the Arnowa Beast Edge to perform the task. This advanced video processing IoT device works as a gateway and communicates with the Arnowa Carbon cloud. For best results, setup does not require port forwarding or a static IP address. In addition, the Beast Edge supports optional 4G built-in connectivity.
Base BEAST ski base edger features
The BEAST is the world’s leading ski base edger, thanks to a patented design and easy-to-use features. The stainless steel elevation bar, angled side arms, and ergonomic finger rests provide a comfortable grip and efficient cutting. A floating elevation bar in stainless steel tilts the file or stone to a precise angle while allowing easy setup and adjustment. Polycarbonate is one of the toughest materials available and is commonly used in high-tech applications.
The base edge angle determines the angle at which a ski edge is lifted from the snow when flat. These angles range from 0 to 3 degrees. A smaller angle helps initiate a turn quickly but is not predictable and may lead to a scarier ski ride. Larger angles take longer to initiate a turn but provide a more predictable ride. Smaller angles work better on hard snow, while larger ones are better for softer snow.
How to sharpen a BEAST edge
If you want to keep the BEAST edge sharp, the first thing you need to do is keep the blade at the proper angle for cutting. For this purpose, you can use a spring clamp or a diamond stone. Regardless of your choice, sharpening the BEAST blade should be a daily activity. You can also use a newspaper to test the edge. Hold the newspaper at shoulder level and place the blade at a shallow angle. A sharp blade will bite the paper while a dull one will skip the edge and tear it. To make sure you’re using the entire length of the blade, try cutting paper with the knife. A hangup shows that the blade has a burr or a nick.
Sidewall reinforcement causes difficulty when working on the side edge of a ski
The design of a ski’s sidewall is crucial for ensuring effective snow ejection. A ski’s sidewall has a flat section on each structural element, which ties together to form an inclined concave composite curve. A ski with this design has little space to effectively eject snow, but still allows it to transfer force to the skier’s stance.
While working on the side edge of a ski is crucial for performance, the sidewall reinforcement is often a hindrance. Aluminum and plastic sidewall reinforcements are often present in most skis, which may make sideedge work difficult. To remove sidewall reinforcements without removing the entire ski, use a Plane BEAST tool and hold it in a vise with the side edge up. Pull the tool toward the edge of the ski while holding it in the vise.
To remove material from the side edge of a ski, start by removing any damaged material. Use a fine file or sand paper to smooth out any rough edges. If the material is too hard to remove, use a sidewall planer. You may need to dig deeper into the sidewall to access the final piece of usable side edge. This process will require a lot of patience.
A ski with convex edges is easier to grip, but can be harder to release when you need to pivot. Using a true bar can be helpful to check the angle of the edge. You should look for a light at the base and towards the edge. When you’ve finished, you can use a dremel tool with a cutting disc to deburr and true the edge.
An undercut on the edge of a ski is another source of difficulties. Every time a file is used to file a side edge, the edge of the ski thins. To minimize the effect of this process, it’s important to use a steel file with a bevel guide. This way, you’ll be able to achieve a flat and precise edge that will improve grip.
An alternate embodiment of a sidewall construction of a ski is shown in FIG. 5. In this embodiment, the wood/foam core of the ski is placed between two graphite reinforcing rods. The bottom layer of the ski contains unidirectional fiberglass, which provides strength and stiffness. The sidewall reinforcement is made of ABS. The sides are reinforced by perpendicularly extending reinforcement rib members.
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