However, There are plenty of different things to do too. Certain knowledge is good to have. such as candle P-tex should not be burnt like a candle, unless you are using a blowtorch. I forget the exact physics, but if you have a yellow flame its not burning hot enough, carbon residue is infusing itself into your P tex and you will have crap hold. plus having brown crap in clear P-tex sucks, its ugly
an alternative is a specialized soldering iron which works well because as you rub it into your board it heats up the base material surrounding the gash and the P tex develops a better hold.
Also, P tex does not bond with metal, so if you have a gash along your edge it will probably fall out. A remedy is to use Co-polymer string. You melt copolymer along the side of the edge, then P-tex over that.
Waxing has its techniques too. I use scrapers, brushes, additives, all depending on the snow type. Tognar has alot of cool tools you can get. but if you want my suggestion for basic waxing, get yourself a specialized iron, A nice 8" plexiglass scraper, and a brass/nylon handbrush
There are plenty of online tutorials for proper board care and tuning. look some up, if you have questions ask. but asking Teach me about board tuning is kinda like asking.. "teach me about physics" welll what do you want to know?
Yes Detuning is dulling your edges. Not shortening your effective edge because thats kind of a set figure. its the amount of edge that makes contact with the snow. determined by waist width, taper, tips, camber, length etc.
what detuning is is adjusting the angle of your edge, I rock about a -1 degree angle for my park boards and detune from contact point to contact point.
this however has less of a hold when riding in snow, some boards come factory detuned, such as the stepchild jibstick. Different materials can also be used in edges, like brass with the Rome Artifact. I think Atomic had a board with Ceramic edges..
Last edited by RidePowder; 09-27-2009 at 11:36 PM.