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Old 02-22-2010, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just purchased a 2010 Evo-R.. probably can't afford this right now but what the hell, it was a good deal anyway for only $360 shipped.

So, what do I need to do to it when it gets here, before I ride it for the first time? Wax I know.. detune the edges? Tip/tail? Never owned my own board before.

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You only need edge detuning if you are doing rails/boxes. Or if you are a total noob then a detuned edge helps for learning. Other than that, I say edge tuning is unnecessary.
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Guessing it would probably be good to do for flatland butters also.
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Guessing it would probably be good to do for flatland butters also.
I guess so. I didn't detune mine and I still do it.
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the board already comes pre-waxed... just ride it a few times, get a feel for it, and go from there.
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I am pretty much a total noob.. still getting better at linking turns. I can do it, but not all that well, and probably not with proper form.
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I guess so. I didn't detune mine and I still do it.
ah kk, figured it would have been easy to catch an edge, but thx!!
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I'm sure it is easier to catch an edge. I still catch mine here and there because I'm not a pro at it yet. I'm just saying, didn't really affect me enough to think about detuning an edge. On a rail though, definitely would.

I've ridden detuned boards and I am not a fan of how they perform on all-mountain rides.

As for factory waxing, a lot of people will tell you to wax the board.

I'm willing to bet that if I gave a group of people the same boards with half being factory wax and the other being hand waxed, half of them wouldn't be able to tell the difference. And 90% of that half would probably get it right based on a guess.
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I'm willing to bet that if I gave a group of people the same boards with half being factory wax and the other being hand waxed, half of them wouldn't be able to tell the difference. And 90% of that half would probably get it right based on a guess.
"probably" get it right based on a "guess" ???

I'm all for a professional wax job, but quality brands will have a quality factory wax to get you on the mountain the day you receive the board. Getting a pro-wax all depends on how often you're on the mountain. If you go 10 times a year, I'd say 1 pro-wax is sufficient. If youre on the mountain twice a week, obviously getting a pro-wax would benefit you and the longevity of your board. Just use common sense and guage it.
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I'm not sure what you are saying about my post.

I'm not saying hand waxing is bad, it is great. What I am saying is that waxing your board on top of a never ridden quality factory wax is kind of pointless. So many people place too much emphasis on waxing a never ridden, factory waxed board. That's what I am talking about. Those people probably wouldn't know a factory waxed board from a hand waxed (on top of factory) one.

After you ride it, definitely wax it.
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