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post #23 of (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 07:47 AM
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To a certian extent, I think the more conditioned you are to riding and flatbasing while riding, any "squirelling" from flat basing will be automatically compensated by muscle memory and you will still be stable. It's just balance that comes with practice. But front weighting helps a lot.

The other thing that helps requires a modification of your board. You put a base bevel on the edge like 2-3 degrees. Looking from the front, it would look like \_________________/ ....but only 2-3 degreees, not like 60. You should also detune (round) the tip and tail sections which helps in pretty much all riding situations. Look it up on Youtube.

This mod will help reduce squirelling and edge catching at the expense of requiring more lean to turn and have a longer turn transition....which only matters if you're reacing anyway. Ppl also do this as a performance tune for rails, such that it will not catch on nicks in the rail and domino you. It's better than "rounding" as a crude method (aka detuning) so it's no longer sharp anymore. The latter will reduce riding performance on normal trails.

You can also do a side bevel to maintain the 90 degree L-shape of the edge.

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