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Old 12-15-2007, 11:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'll echo the above two posts: you should detune the nose/tail of ANY board. Here is an article from TWS about how/why to do it (nothing that hasn't really been said already).

As for freestyle, there is reason to detune not only the nose and tail, but also the effective / running edge. However, there are few things to be mindful of about this. First, it you do it too much, it can't really be reversed. Second, you often need a sharp edge to hold a line when riding an icy 1/2 pipe (or any transition for that matter). If you don't have one, pipe riding can get dicey. Last, if your doing a lot of butter/jibs, then your going to want almost no edge, as to avoid hang-ups. The balance between all of this, is for you to decide.
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Old 12-15-2007, 12:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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so when i detune it do i just take the whole edge off so then im at just the board, or do i just round the edgge

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so when i detune it do i just take the whole edge off so then im at just the board
God, no! If you take the metal off the board, your going to have a LOT of problems. You basically want to take a file and round the metal edges so they are not "sharp." I would advise that your take a file to mtn. Ride a bit and see how your board is. If it seems too "grippy," then detune a little bit. Then ride some more. If this is still not enough, do some more. The problems is that if you go too far with it, your going to have a really hard time trying to fix it. Go slow, and you'll find a good spot that works for you.
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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lol ok so then on the tip and tail just round them and then stop and then on my effective edge what do i do there? do i just increase the angle of the edge?
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lol ok so then on the tip and tail just round them and then stop and then on my effective edge what do i do there? do i just increase the angle of the edge?
What kind of riding are you going to be doing on this board? And don't say "freestyle." I mean, jibs, kickers, pipe, local high school, etc.
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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im going to be doing Jibs, small kickers, no pipe, and ill be doing butter. I only ride at my park b/c where i live we rarely get snow so the skiresort i go to makes the snow.
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im going to be doing Jibs, small kickers, no pipe, and ill be doing butter. I only ride at my park b/c where i live we rarely get snow so the skiresort i go to makes the snow.
ok, than you can prolly get away with rounding the edges on your effective edge also. But like I said before, go slow. try it bit as is, and then detune some more if you don't like, etc.
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:35 PM   #18 (permalink)
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ok man i apreciate your help. I have 1 more question... i have a allmoutian board that i use to just go down the moutain. should i round the tip and tail edges on that?
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ok man i apreciate your help. I have 1 more question... i have a allmoutian board that i use to just go down the moutain. should i round the tip and tail edges on that?
Ok, dude, not to be a jerk, but that question has been answered three times in this thread already. See post #10, #11, #12. Additionally, a link on that direct question was provided. I have no problem helping people, but you take some of the responsibility and read the answers people give you.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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sweet then the only thing i got to do on my kink is to file the tip and tail down.
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