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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 07:27 AM
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Forgive LI, he got yelled at a few weeks back by the mods. Believe it or not, this is his magnanimous face.

If you're not a park rat, DON'T detune all around. You'll lose all moderate to tight turning control, and you might as well be riding an ironing board for all the control you'll have on ice.

Beveling the BASE edge 1 degree can be a big help, as long as you also bevel your side edge to keep a nice sharp angle (I do 1 degree base and 2 degree side). You'll find your board will pivot, swivel, and transition easier with much less of a tendency to catch an edge.

However, also get used to having a bruised tailbone. Brociety has impact shorts every couple of weeks or so. I broke my tailbone learning and got my ass (literally) a pair of Demon Hardtail pants that actually have a plastic insert armor for your tailbone. A good option might be to go for football pants with a plastic insert. It's a wise investment.
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