Tuning Edges - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools
Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tuning Edges

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.
Ghost_Rider_X is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 06:16 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: York, PA
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
laviers13 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 06:56 PM
Senior Member
Suburban Blend's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Western New York
Posts: 761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 5
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.
Suburban Blend is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome