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Old 12-19-2008, 12:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Got a brand new board here. Still hermetically sealed and all!!

Do I throw a coat of wax on this new board like I would any other board? Or is there some other process I need to be aware of as the board is new?

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Old 12-19-2008, 12:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can detune the edges, and one day of riding will probably take care of that factory wax, so waxing is a good idea as well...
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Definitely detune it and definitely wax it. Factory wax jobs arent meant to be ridden, only to protect the base during storage/shipping
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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can someone explain the detuning thing and why do we do it . and how does the board come? i saw a topic about it but lost it
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Detuning "dulls" the edges. Sharp edges bite a lot harder than "dull" edges.

Don't detune just yet; take the board out for a day. If it feels grabby, detune the contact points until it feels just right.
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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no no no .... detune the contact points.... they are razor sharp from the factory tune...... I would highly recommend it. all due respect. I worked as a tech for 5 years and never sent a new board down the road w/o a hot wax, edge polish and DETUNE... PEACE AND LOVE in the free world. Oh, and most if not all factory hot waxes are ROLLED ON, AND NOT HOT WAXED in... SO, take heed and wax your board, or after your first day. I guarantee it will need it!
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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contact points ?!?!? the effective edge or what?
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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out towards the tip and tail ..When you step on the board with both feet to press out the camber of the board the contact points are the widest point of the tip and tail. You only need to detune 2-3 inches in (towards the bindings) See snowolfs tuning tips stickied on this site. There are 4 contacts points on a traditional cambered board.. does this answer your question?? hope so. The effective edge is the amount of edge having snow contact during a turn when the boards camber is flexed out, like you do at the apex of a turn.
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Is it necessary to detune the edges on the BTX boards. I rode mine today with little to no problems, but I was mostly in powder. I am wondering if I will have any problems when I am in icey conditions if I don't detune.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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how do i detune a board if it is zero camber??? and anyway as soon as my burton fix gets here its supposed to come detuned i believe.
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