Our stone grind services begin in November.
In the Spring, skis will be scheduled to be ground on a batch by batch basis. Call New Moon for grind dates. 800-754-8685.
Grinding is an important piece to ski performance and longevity. It will help keep your race skis performing at an elite level for extended periods. Conversely, refraining from grinding can be one of the most significant factors in having slow skis.
Grinds and skis can become worn out in many different ways. One is extreme skiing; ice and snow will cause abrasion to the skis, continually flattening and smoothing out the grind on a pair of skis. The more time on skis, the more frequent a grind will be needed.
How frequently you wax is another factor in whether or not you will need a grind. The more you wax and work with the base, the more layers of that grind you will knock down. All of these factors will add up over time, and the longer you let it go in between stone grinds, the harder it is to flatten a ski and put a fresh grind on.
When in doubt, consult with one of our ski techs about whether or not a grind is needed. Often, skis are long overdue when they arrive at the shop. If they become white in the base frequently, seem concave, convex, or just downright slow, this would be a great time to freshen up the grind. Grinding will never hurt the skis and will usually fix many problems.
Skiing in a T-Shirt-
Approximate temp range: 32F, wet slop or corn snow.
We’ve all been there, and you must be ready with some special skis. As the title suggests, this grind can channel water like a rain gutter, — a necessity for warm weather racing.
Intended for 32°F and warmer, this grind utilizes deep channels to handle snow moisture and reduce speed-killing suction, while helping your skis move over wet transformed and corn snow crystals that are associated with warm-weather and spring skiing.
Are your sleeves and tights rolled up? Are your boots soaking wet? This is the grind!