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I have an Alpine II and the steering is extremely hard to turn. The ski has a coil spring and a shock but they do not seem to work, the shock is stiff as a steel rod. I was also thinking on riveting strips of polymer plastic under the ski to keep it from sticking to the snow when I stop for a while. Any suggestions???
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Is it hard to turn when the front end is lifted off the ground?

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When the front end is lifted off the ground, it is easy to steer.
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Ok then, the issue is that you have too much ski pressure.
Increase the front skid spring pre-load a bit.

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Correction, I got the front end off the ground and the ski is still stiff to steer.
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To RJ Gleason,
I see on your reply a note at the bottom, are you a SW of 472?
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Yes I am.

Since the steering is stiff with the skis off the ground, then you need to go through and grease where it has fittings and lube the heim joints.

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Thank you for the tip. You have not answer my second question.
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