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Old 02-22-2009, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got my Goliath. First things I noticed with it was the set back is 1", not 10mm like listed on their site, and how awesome it looks with the edges lifted off the ground. It screams spin with me.

I am curious about what to do with the edges between the bindings. Thinking about doing a 1-2deg. bevel. And leaving the rest factory sharp. anyone comment on this? I don't want to slam sliding with this board.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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are you talking about the base bevel or the side bevel? i would assume puttin a 1-2* bevel on a bataleon wouldnt have any grip on ice.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i was speaking of base bevel. From what ive read in some Euro forums, its the way they do it. Id like to reduce the risk of catching on slides. what do you suggest? sliding a kink is going to be a no no with this
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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IMO would just detune tip and tail tail like you would any other cambered board and stic with factory one degree base and side bevel..Or bevel the base another degree under foot and blend it into the tip and tail.

I ride my bataleons straight up detuned tip/tail. They are very catch free already. Id go with factory and bevel if you still get hung up on boxes/rails bevel accordingly.

even more catch free.? then consider a park tune.

Riding a FLAT bataleon is an amazing feeling because the edges are off the snow at the contact points and they are extremely fast straight lining for the same reason.

They don't have as much of a tendency to auger into a pipe wall. Easier to flatten the board at the vert and move to new edge catch free.

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i was speaking of base bevel. From what ive read in some Euro forums, its the way they do it. Id like to reduce the risk of catching on slides. what do you suggest? sliding a kink is going to be a no no with this
the whole point of TBT is pretty much to not catch edges while still having an edge. catching an edge with a bataleon at a 0* bevel would be hard enough so i dont see why you would sacrifice your edge for it..
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Between my feet the base is flat. when on a rail its going to be like a board without tbt.
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Between my feet the base is flat. when on a rail its going to be like a board without tbt.
not really because you normally catch the tip and tail at the contact points and the y are off the rail when pressed flat onto the TBT center channel.

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Between my feet the base is flat. when on a rail its going to be like a board without tbt.
have you ever rode a rail before lol, its not that easy to catch unless you have a total balance issue. at least not to where its worth beveling your whole board especially if its all mt. im just sayin you really should not need to do this..
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ok, sounds good. ill just go ride it.
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yea, just give it a try first, then if you feel you need it you can do it. you cannot add bevel back...
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