Getting first board tuning - should I?
I just picked up snowboarding for first time this year - the Burton Deja Vu Flying V. As I understand it, they haae a great factory tuning and I've been very satisfied with the ride.
I've gone probably ~7 times this year to Blue Mountain, which has mostly hard groomed snow and more-than-average icy patches. I've also tried some glades and have gotten some nicks on my board.
Given that I'll be doing a ~5-6 day ski+snowboard trip, I'm wondering if I should get them tuned before I leave.
1) How do I know if I "should" or "need to"?
2) Anything I can do about the surface nicks? Mainly don't want them to get any larger!
3) If it's been serving me fine here in Ontario weather, surely it should be even better conditions in Vermont and maybe I wouldn't even need the tuning?