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Old 01-25-2010, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been tuning and waxing my own boards for awhile now and have a quick question. Is it ever possible to bring your edges back to as good as new? I understand if you're riding in pow all year long you're edges aren't going to get mangled, but i'm on the east coast. my edges see rocks, trees, young children, whatever the trails throw at me. afterwards my edges are pretty gnarly with several sections that have been case hardened with burrs. now, i can go in with my stone and knock the burrs down, but i'm still missing material. I usually just do the best i can to sharpen and smooth the edge and live with the bad areas. is this the right move or should i continuously file and remove a lot of material to bring it down to even?

just looking to see what others out there do.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the only way i know to get them as good as knew is a regrind by a shop but that removes a little bit of base. i ride on the east coast so i feel you on the edges. i just try and get them the best i can, they are just gonna get destroyed the next day i go.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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After you fill in deep gouges with p-tex:
drag a flat file... tang away.
(skinny end at 1 or 2:00, if the tip is 12 and the tail 6)

You'll see shrouds of metal and that's OK. I'm not scared to take a lot off. I demand sharp edges. If it's really shot a base grind is necessary like laviers13 suggested.
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