The factor of base bevel, all other things being equal
Dear Dudes & Dudettes,
Trying to understand base bevel here (no not edge bevel, just the base bevel). Google and Youtube informs me a higher degree of base bevel will cause the edge to grip later, thus creating a more forgiving ride. Sounds reasonable.
My question is then, all other things being equal, since rider > board, will I as a beginner feel any difference between the boards? Will I feel any difference once I advance to intermediate level?
The reason I'm asking is because I can get an unused 2012 Raygun cheaper than a 2013 or 2014, and the only (apparent) difference is the base bevel: 3 degrees for 2012 and 1 degree for the later models. Use will be all-mountain, snow will mostly be hard and/or slushy and/or chopped up.
Last edited by Anticrobotic; 08-26-2013 at 11:19 AM.