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.
Universal Warm Grind -
Approximate temp range: 20F to 35F, moderately to heavily transformed and refrozen or icy snows.
Transformed snows are the real key here, more so than temperature.
This is a moisture management grind ideal for regions or calendar periods with freeze-thaw cycles. Perfect for glazed classic tracks – even well below 20F.
This can be an excellent race grind for late season, but not for wet, slop snow or corn snow. For slop see the "t-shirt grind".