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Old 05-13-2009, 12:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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beveling is mostly pointless and extra work, if i gave you a board and said it was bevelled you'd believe me unless you were a very high end rider, and vice versa, so don't worry about it, just detune the whole length a bit (don't go crazy and round the edges off) and learn proper technique and you won't have to worry about it
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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beveling is mostly pointless and extra work, if i gave you a board and said it was bevelled you'd believe me unless you were a very high end rider, and vice versa, so don't worry about it, just detune the whole length a bit (don't go crazy and round the edges off) and learn proper technique and you won't have to worry about it
So you're telling me I'm not gonna catch edges if I have proper technique without detuning the edges ? I'm just kind of scared to land face first on a rail, lot's of folks told me it's nearly impossible to avoid catching an edge from time to time if you didn't detune/bevel the edges ...
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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no, go ahead and detune but don't worry about bevelling. even if you use a ton of bevel and detune the crap out of it, that doesn't mean you will never catch an edge and fall down, thats just part of snowboarding. bevelling is a pain in the ass, everytime you get a ding or burr you have to do it all over again. learning to keep your base flat and how to deal with kinks properly is a much better way to approach things than relying on beveling. just detune the board between the bindings and at the contact points.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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no, go ahead and detune but don't worry about bevelling. even if you use a ton of bevel and detune the crap out of it, that doesn't mean you will never catch an edge and fall down, thats just part of snowboarding. bevelling is a pain in the ass, everytime you get a ding or burr you have to do it all over again. learning to keep your base flat and how to deal with kinks properly is a much better way to approach things than relying on beveling. just detune the board between the bindings and at the contact points.
Allright, finally a solid answer. And would detuning between the bindings have any effect on how my board reacts in turns ? ( I suppose I can also detune nose and tail since they won't ever really hit the snow unless buttering ?! )
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well you might lose some edge grip when the snow is really firm, everything is a trade off. i usually just like to take the sharp edge off a bit by using a gummy stone, but i know some people who file their edges almost round. i round the contact points and the tip and tail curves though.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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well you might lose some edge grip when the snow is really firm, everything is a trade off. i usually just like to take the sharp edge off a bit by using a gummy stone, but i know some people who file their edges almost round. i round the contact points and the tip and tail curves though.
Why would you round the contact points then ? Sounds like that would really change the way your board reacts without having a lot of benefits on rails and such ?
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i prefer my board to be a little loose, and contact points when they are sharp can be catchy, especially on a torsionally stiff board, i'm not racing slalom or anything so i don't need maximium edge hold and super quick reactions, but others may prefer to keep the contact points sharper
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i prefer my board to be a little loose, and contact points when they are sharp can be catchy, especially on a torsionally stiff board, i'm not racing slalom or anything so i don't need maximium edge hold and super quick reactions, but others may prefer to keep the contact points sharper
Allright, I guess I'm gonna just detune the edges a little bit all the way around to have a little of both worlds then. Solid plan or not ?
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:43 PM   #19 (permalink)
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yeah i thinks that a good idea, start slow and you can always detune more if you think you want more
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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yeah i thinks that a good idea, start slow and you can always detune more if you think you want more
When I breack my face, I know I have to detune more, that sorta thing ?
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