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Old 12-30-2009, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What all goes into getting a brand new board ready to ride?

Do I pretty much just need to hotwax it and de-tune the nose and tail?
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do I pretty much just need to hotwax it and de-tune the nose and tail?
Just hot wax it (after taking the plastic, stickers and labels off) and then set up your bindings.

No need to detune anything.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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detune the tip and tail (and i like to go about 2" past and lightly detune the contact points). it takes 10 minutes tops and you can do it while you're waiting for the wax to dry. detuning isn't 100% necessary, but it definitely helps when you're riding in chop and crap...stops the board from grabbing.

you'll want to see if the edges come pretuned too. they'll be sharp but more than likely its at 0* base and 90* edge. you'll want to set the base and edge bevel to your liking. i'm a 1* base 88* edge fan myself.

and hot wax like mentioned above.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I haven't had a chance to hotwax my board (the people at the shop said they all come waxed... which i believed until I read these forums).

It's an Arbor Formula 08-09 (bought new), and i was hoping to go out and use it for the first time tonight. Do i need to cancel those plans to have it hot waxed first?
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Nah, you'll be fine. You might notice it sliding a little bit easier after you hot wax it the first time, though.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just hot wax it (after taking the plastic, stickers and labels off) and then set up your bindings.

No need to detune anything.
Why would he not detune it if he wants to hit the park???
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Yeah, at least detune your tip and tail. Don't detune any of the effective edge unless its a dedicated park stick. Bottom line, don't cancel your ride if you don't have time for any of this prep work. Go and ride and get a hot wax and detune tip and tail when you get a chance.
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Why would he not detune it if he wants to hit the park???
He didn't say what all he was doing. I don't ride park, but I wouldn't detune a board unless the board was going to be used for 95% park...and only then if I were doing 50/50's on rails much of the time.

Even then, I might just let the edges break in over time. He asked if he HAD to. I don't think he does. If you disagree then give him your advice too (that's what he's asking for)
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ya....prob should have said don't detune unless you want to hit up the park. it is a good laugh when someone catches and edge tho.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yea the board I just got is definitely not a dedicated park board. I'll probably use my old board when I'm doing park as it's shorter and has more flex. Detuning the tip and tail is still a good idea though right?
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