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Old 01-04-2010, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Detuning past the contact points

Hi everyone, first time poster here. I'm looking for opinions on detuning not just the tip and tail, but also taking off 1-1.5" off the effective edge past the contact points of the snowboard (positive camber) into the effective edges. Heard that doing so will help prevent catching an edge when buttering or doing spins on boxes, which has happened once or twice to me. I ride mostly park on a K2 Darkstar, and mainly do boxes and small jumps. Can I get an opinion from someone who has detuned into their effective edge on how the board feels in different environments? More specifically, is it worth detuning past tip/tail if I still want control when turning down steeper black diamond slopes?

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Old 01-04-2010, 11:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've used a gummy stone to detune the ends of my board hard and then done the same thing to a lesser extent on the rest of the edge all the way around. I've found that edge hold is slightly (only slightly) less sharp and responsive, but still entirely manageable. It also has allowed me to slide better on boxes. I would recommend simply grabbing a gummy stone and lightly detuning your entire edge. The good thing about a gummy stone is that you cant really take off your entire edge with it like a file, but it will dull it slightly.
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Thanks a lot leif. I've give the gummy stone thing a try.
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Start by getting a 2-3 degree base bevel if you only ride park. That will prevent more edge catching while buttering than anything else. Then detune the tip/tail, and slowly work into the effective edge from there
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