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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-17-2007, 10:22 PM
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Damn I just got my first board and all this shit is getting me nervous...detuning and waxing and all that. I'm going out this Saturday and now I'm all worried about board maintenance.
Go buy a gumi stone or file

The key is when done riding ALWAYS WIPE YOUR BOARD DRY

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post #22 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 10:35 AM
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Go buy a gumi stone or file

The key is when done riding ALWAYS WIPE YOUR BOARD DRY
So dry it when you get back to the lodge/car?
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Ok I read about and watched some videos on detuning and I just wanna make sure I got it straight before I hit my board.

1. Using a file, (household metal file will do fine right?) completely dull the nose and tail edges from one contact point to the other.
2. Dull 1-2 inches of the effective edge starting at each contact point.
3. Use sandpaper (I don't have a stone) to smooth out your work.
4. Be very careful because it's difficult to get your edge sharp again (maybe you can get it done at a shop?).

Edit: I don't do many rails but I do hit some easy ones occasionally. I've read that detuning is done a lot for park riders, but the above steps will be fine for a freerider as well correct?

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Ok I read about and watched some videos on detuning and I just wanna make sure I got it straight before I hit my board.
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Great, I guess I'll do that tonight. As for waxing, I assume I can get away with using the factory wax for now until I get my own equipment and learn to do it.
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I just "de-tuned" my bros crappy although new k2 (it's his first board). By accidently doing a wee 360 on a little snowmound and landing on a smooth flat rock. My buddies say they saw sparks...

On a more serious note, De-tune your board even if it's your first time. You'll fall less, you'll look less dumb with teh sexy boarding ladyz , and you'll be a lot more confident at high speeds. I wish I could of told you to by a palmer for your first board. They come de-tuned and pre-waxed.

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I just "de-tuned" my bros crappy although new k2 (it's his first board). By accidently doing a wee 360 on a little snowmound and landing on a smooth flat rock. My buddies say they saw sparks...

On a more serious note, De-tune your board even if it's your first time. You'll fall less, you'll look less dumb with teh sexy boarding ladyz , and you'll be a lot more confident at high speeds. I wish I could of told you to by a palmer for your first board. They come de-tuned and pre-waxed.
Yeah one thing I've always been worried about is catching an edge at high speeds and its effected how fast I go. Hopefully this will change that.
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is it possible to detune your board too much?
if so what happens? does your board slip out from underneath you when you're trying to carve?
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