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Cool De-tuning? Bevels? Angles? What?

Sorry to start off another de-tune, bevel blabla thread, however I recently bought a new Nitro Haze and would just like to get some clarification.
The guy at the shop told me the board was ready for ripping, while I read and see from almost anywhere that de-tuning is something to live by. And bevels? I have no ideas on what the bevels are for my board, but I plan on riding park with some fun mountain runs. I asked another shop whether or not to de-tune, but they just said to go with the edges as they are. If I find a shop to do these things for me, what do I tell them?

Secondly, I've read people saying that factory wax is crap, while the shops say that it should be fine. Who should I trust? I don't trust myself enough to mess with the board myself. If I was to wax the board myself, would I need to remove the factor wax? And if so do I need to remove this wax?
I've never done any board maintainance before.

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Unless this deck is going to be spending damn near all its time sliding around on rails, I wouldn't detune. Detuning will drastically reduce your boards performance in other parts of the mountain. Plus, once you detune, its hard to get a decent edge back for other types of riding. When I get a new board, I only detune the tips and the tails and NOT the effective edge. The tips and tails don't need a sharp edge on them. If you really get into park riding, you can change the base bevel of the board but for now, go ride it as is and change the edges based on the type of riding you like the most.

As far as waxing, I usually wax a brand new board regardless of where it came from. You can get a fresh hot wax, but I don't think its absoultely essential to your enjoyment of your new deck. Since you aren't doing it yourself, get it waxed when you can. You should probably watch the instructional vids on this forum and learn to wax it yourself. Its pretty easy and a good skill to have.

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It depends on what kinda riding you're planning on doing. For me, whenever I get a deck I always detune, but that's cause I'm a park rider. So if that deck is gonna be your go to jib/park deck or you're planning on learning in the park you're gonna want to look into detuning.

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About the detuning. Do you think the shop at the mountain will detune the board for me? And if I wax my board at home, do I need to remove the factory wax before?
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all boards IMO should be detuned in the tip/tail past the effective edge. 2 degree base bevel with a 88 degree side bevel would be a good all mountain setup
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About the detuning. Do you think the shop at the mountain will detune the board for me? And if I wax my board at home, do I need to remove the factory wax before?
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Yes, but make sure that you say "Detune my tip and tail" and not "detune my board for me"

You can buy solutions that you can use to clean your base before you wax it. Most are citrus based, I think.

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My two boards didn't need detuning. My 08 GNU CHB does not have a metal edge on the tip or tail and my 2010 Nitro Swindle came with detuned tip and tail from Sierr, which was a pleasant surprise.
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