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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Wax-Tune-Detune-SL-R?

I have a brand new SL-R I haven't been lucky enough to ride yet but I am going to Snowshoe WV Jan4-Jan8 so my? is do I wax it before I ride and do I detune the tip and tail and do I need to tune the edges....or do I ride it like I stole it THANX Tommy
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NS puts on a thin layer of protective wax. I'd wax it before your trip. As for the edges, ride it first...see how it feels before you decide on a detune. I haven't done any edge tuning on my SL-R.

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What Jimster said. Definitely wax. I had the same question about detuning when I got mine last year, and ultimately did nothing. The R.C. tech is such a catch free ride that I saw no need to do any detuning/edge beveling of any kind.
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u only want to detune ur edges if ur a devoted park rat and love to ride rails and stuff.
Its recommended to detune ur nose and tail after u sharpen ur edges and what not but in this case i wouldnt touch it.
If u detune ur entire edges now and after riding u decide u want them sharp again, then ur gonna have to take a hunk of metal off just to get them back to where they were.

As far as waxing, u'll be good on factory wax for a day or two depending on conditions and the riding ull be doing.

Factory wax isnt as strong as the other stuff so it will wear off faster. But if u really love ur board and concerned about ur base then go and get it waxed.

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Thanx guys I really wasn't sure about the tune & detune so I am going to wax it before I go I can't wait I just got back from cashing in my change for this trip and I was floored by the amount I got back $1183.95 it's on
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Would definitely wax it as the others have suggested. Your question about the edges is a matter of riding preference really, imho, once you've taken the board out for a ride. Once I learned how to, I just made it a habit of detuning the tip and tail and tuning the edges to my preference on every new board I bought before the first time out.

Earlier this month when I got my Legacy-R I waxed it before the first time out, but I left the tip/tail and edges like they came from the factory.

After my first ride I decided to detune the tip and tail and tune the edges before my next time out. It was just a matter of preference, its a comfort thing I guess.

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I waxed, detuned the tip and tail, and did a 1 degree bevel.


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