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Old 10-30-2009, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this all i need to do if i get a new snowboard?

Ok, so firstly thx for guys helping me chose my snowboard and bindings. So i decided to get gnu carbon credit btx. Anyways, i heard you need to

1.Wax
2.Detune

the new board. Is there any other things i need/should do for my board/bindings or even boots?
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't have to wax, but probably should. If not right away, then soon because the factory wax will wipe off real quick.

I never detune my board but I know a lot of people do to avoid catching edges.

If your boots are new I would wear them around the house a bunch to break them in.
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You don't have to wax, but probably should. If not right away, then soon because the factory wax will wipe off real quick.

I never detune my board but I know a lot of people do to avoid catching edges.

If your boots are new I would wear them around the house a bunch to break them in.
why wouldnt you detune? it cant hurt, and definetly helps if you know what your doing..or at least follow proper instructions.

i dont really wax right off the bat, but if i had a month before the season started i prob would..why not?

another good thing is work around your stance and play in the living room...especially if your picky with your stance like me.
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Regardless of the factory wax, I always hot wax my new boards before riding. Factory wax isn't all that durable and is usually a rub on coating versus a deep penetrating hot wax. So, IMO, always wax it.
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Regardless of the factory wax, I always hot wax my new boards before riding. Factory wax isn't all that durable and is usually a rub on coating versus a deep penetrating hot wax. So, IMO, always wax it.
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why wouldnt you detune? it cant hurt, and definetly helps if you know what your doing..or at least follow proper instructions.

i dont really wax right off the bat, but if i had a month before the season started i prob would..why not?

another good thing is work around your stance and play in the living room...especially if your picky with your stance like me.
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You don't have to wax, but probably should. If not right away, then soon because the factory wax will wipe off real quick.

I never detune my board but I know a lot of people do to avoid catching edges.

If your boots are new I would wear them around the house a bunch to break them in.

Thanks guys i decided to both detune and wax any other thing i should do when i get a new board?
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Put bindings on it
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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More importantly you need to SCREW the bindings to the board, just placing them on the board you lose a lot of performance.
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Before you do any of this go online and research look at video's on how to and such.
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Thanks guys i decided to both detune and wax any other thing i should do when i get a new board?
why do you need to detune? you said you only ride groomers
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why do you need to detune? you said you only ride groomers
Try riding ice groomers and then try to ask that question with a straight face.
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