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Old 01-28-2010, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As this is my first season with my own board and going about once a week (5 seshs this year), I was wondering if there was a need to do any maintenance to my board during the season. Im not talking waxing, but more about the edges. They are taking a bit of a beating and I was just not sure if I needed to do something midseason or should I wait til the end of the season and take it to the board shop and have em gimme a tune-up...Your thoughts if you please...
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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54 looks and no replies??? Any thoughts guys??
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My base and edges usually take a hell of a beating on rocks and trees. For the most part a wax and sharpen does the trick (prob every 3rd time out). I usually do a board tune only when I fuck the base to the point of needing P-Tex or a base grind, and I ride between 15-20 times a season (not counting trips to the local hill). I know end of season the wax job is a little different because you usually don't scrape. But for routine maintenance, it'll be pretty obvious when you need a tune up.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Im not talking waxing, but more about the edges. They are taking a bit of a beating and I was just not sure if I needed to do something midseason or should I wait til the end of the season and take it to the board shop and have em gimme a tune-up...Your thoughts if you please...
I usually, at least, polish my edges with a fine diamond stone every time I wax. Nothing major, just remove the small burrs and ragged spots. If they're dull I sharpen. I don't think I've ever made it half a season without good edge tune, but Im also riding the east coast boiler plate ice
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I touch up the edges (light file and stone work) a few times each season. It's also good time to check and tighten binding screws. I prefer to hot wax for nearly every day on snow, but sometimes let it go to 2 or 3 days.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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before every time I wax, I quickly de-burr the edges with a stone (I use a common pocket knife wetstone), then do a light sharpening with my edge tool (not that sharpening is really neccessary, but...why not?)
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks gents...sounds like a little tuning is in order
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