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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-10-2009, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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tuning a board for boxes or rails???

ok im still kinda a newbie on somethings, but does anything need to be done to the edges for hitting boxes or maybe some rails??? ive got a capita indoor survival FK i bought for the park this year and didnt know if the edges need something done or not...im still trying to figure out all this tuning stuff...lol
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you need to detune the edges if you are using the board primarily for jibbing. if you buy a snowboard edge tuning tool set it to 85 degrees
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you need to detune the edges if you are using the board primarily for jibbing. if you buy a snowboard edge tuning tool set it to 85 degrees

thanks, wheres the best place online to get a good edge tool set?
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only ones ive found online so far dont say there adjustable or 1 just said it was 2 settings of 88 & 90 degrees???
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also id say ill be using this board for 60% jibs & 40% mtn. so what diff does that make on the edge tuning??
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I'd be careful before detuning your edges. Reason being, once you detune your edges, it's a one-way street from there. There's no going back. So you need to be sure you're going to be doing park, and nothing but park if you bevel your edges to 85. If you say you'll be doing 60% jibs and40% mountain... I'd rethink the edge tuning before going ahead with it. There's a sticky on board maintenance and Tuning here, read that up. It will provide a wealth of useful information for you.
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I'd be careful before detuning your edges. Reason being, once you detune your edges, it's a one-way street from there. There's no going back. So you need to be sure you're going to be doing park, and nothing but park if you bevel your edges to 85. If you say you'll be doing 60% jibs and40% mountain... I'd rethink the edge tuning before going ahead with it. There's a sticky on board maintenance and Tuning here, read that up. It will provide a wealth of useful information for you.
thanks for the info man, so it might be better to just leave it be u think?
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LT you will not be able to feel any difference while carving if you have, lets say, a 3 degree bevel (Rome's factory jib bevel for Artifact).

I will never hit rails/boxes again without detuning a new board (except for my new Artifact). Read up on it, some boards are straight up dangerous to jib with right "out the box". (ie. Horrorscope)

I would reccomend the 3 degree even if you only hit 5% rails and 95% all-mountain.
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does anybody know if the 09 k2 WWW has factory beveled edges?
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does anybody know if the 09 k2 WWW has factory beveled edges?
EDIT: Im sorry I cannot find anything saying that the 2009 had it. 2010 does for sure

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