Thanks all!! Finally ordered my gear!! - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
paul07ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: dirty jerz
Posts: 242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Talking Thanks all!! Finally ordered my gear!!

thanks for everyone's help and advice !! finally made my first gear purchase and hopefully it will last me a few years.. Do i need to get the board waxed or is it good to go?

Rome Flag 160
Ride SPI Bindings
paul07ss is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 11:44 PM
BCsnowboardchik
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
wax, yes , my son, you must wax

14 seconds my arse
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 11:49 PM
lonewolf99701
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
you might not need to wax if the board comes pre-waxed but you do need to detune it once you get it.
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
paul07ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: dirty jerz
Posts: 242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
explain this de-tune thing please?
paul07ss is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 12:59 AM
BCsnowboardchik
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Factory wax is almost always poo, trust me.. it is worth it to wax it.. you can detune, basically you run a file over the edges(look at the stickies somewhere on this forum explaining it) so you don't have catchy super sharp edges from the factory


written by snowolf in the sticky:


Detuning:

Once you have filed edges, they will have burrs and this will make the edge very grabby and in some cases the board will be overly responsive and edgy. What you want to do is lightly "detune" the edge. Very lightly, run a sharpening stone down the edge just like you would when sharpening a knife. Keep it gentle and try to hold the stone at the angle of the edge. The idea here is just to smooth out the sharp edge, not dull it.

The final phase it to run a gummy stone gently up and down the edge a few times. These are rubbery things like an eraser, but with abrasive compound embedded in the rubber. It really smooths out microscopic burs and makes your edge very smooth and slick.

Now for aggressive detuning; you want to take your new board and aggressively detune the tip and tail of your board. Go from the contact points all the way around the nose and the tail. The contact points are the widest points of the snowboard right where the side begins. Lean the board on it`s edge and see where the board rests on the table; that point is the contact point. Just take your file and round that edge slightly so there is no sharp edge and then detune the burs. You do not use the tip and tail for control in most riding and detuning here helps prevent edge catches especially for buttering.

If you want to detune the entire effective edge for jibbing, understand that this is not a reversible change. Once you round that edge, you would have to grind the shit out of it to get a sharp edge back. Once you detune an edge like this, you are stuck with it so be sure you want to commit to it. Even so, only put a very slight round to the edge. All you want to do is take the sharp point off of the edge for rails.

Last edited by BCsnowboardchik; 01-13-2009 at 01:01 AM.
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 01:12 AM
lonewolf99701
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
some companys pre-wax with good wax, i think lib tech pre waxes with OBJ wax.
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 01:58 AM
BCsnowboardchik
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lonewolf99701 View Post
some companys pre-wax with good wax, i think lib tech pre waxes with OBJ wax.
Yea my Roxy was OBJ waxed, but it sucked, wore off in one day.
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 02:05 AM
Senior Member
 
Dawg Catcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Back to Arizona
Posts: 915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
since when was one ball good wax?
Dawg Catcher is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 02:13 AM
Veteran Member
 
Jenzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vernon, BC
Posts: 819
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawg Catcher View Post
since when was one ball good wax?
Thats what I was thinking
Jenzo is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 02:14 AM
lonewolf99701
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Its worked pretty well for me in the past, lately I've only been able to get demon, or some ski brand wax, maybe the quality has changed since I last used it.
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome