Originally Posted by tanscrazydaisy
there is lots of personal preferences including bevel angles (base and side)
Edge Tuning for Skis and Snowboards
the detuning past the contact areas is to reduce the liklihood of catching the edges and wiping out... usually good for noobie boaders...
down to preferences.
the file on the edge tuners is there to quickly remove material, but it leaves some its own small burrs and rough finish.
THis is where a say, using diamond stones comes in handy to polish (has to be a wet polish) base and side edges to be nice and sharp.
Base-Side Bevel File Guide SKS Multi Tool with 3 DMT diamond stones
Are there better guides to buy? Of course, if you want to dish out the money
Burton grinds their edges to be 1° base bevel and 89° edge bevel (so it's at 1° setting on my base/edge tuning tool)
Thanks for this post and all the others, guys. I had no idea that burton has that settings by default. Good to know once my new edger comes in (w/ three stones). That probably explains why I was losing so much material at 90 deg.
Again, should I be at all concerned with removing too much material for those few 50-100 strokes that I probably put into that edge? Or is it probably fine? Should I be able to return it to a sharp 1 deg/89 deg (apparent Burton default)? Really just looking for piece of mind here guys.