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Old 12-22-2007, 10:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How long does it typically take a shop to tune the edges of a board?

lets say I walk into a shop, purchase a set of bindings, and ask the dood if he/they can tune my board's edges while I'm there... assuming they're available, is that possible?

I just had 'er waxed, so they shouldnt need to do that, but my edges are all burrrred up.

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Old 12-22-2007, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Time required to tune your ride will depend on the method they or you decide to go with. A hand tune might take an hour. If they have a machine it shouldn't take more than 15 minutes. Whatever method is used the amount of time it'll take will also depend on the number of tunes in line before yours. One more thing... it will need a waxing again after it's been sharpened. No way around that one.
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^ dang, i was afraid of that... well, might have to ride a day on a slightly 'detuned' board :P

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Old 12-22-2007, 06:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If a shop drops big money for a machine they can sharpen, wax, and detune in one easy step. Those places can turnover customers quick. Unfortunately I live no where near you so I can't recommend a shop.
Have you thought about tuning yourself?
Even in the worst shape I can sharpened and wax mine in less than an hour. But I worked at shop for seven years.
I recently ordered some file guides from this place. Tognar Ski Wax Snowboard Wax Tuning Repair Waxing Tools
I see on their first page a starter kit for $60. Thats a good price for an iron and brush alone. I think they even throw in some wax.
You'll also need some base cleaner, shop rags, a good file ( The web site can guide you on that), a file guide for the base and side edges, and a little patience at first. I still bring mine in for a stone grinding once a year. I can't do that at home.
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