i went to Vt a few weeks ago and it was really icey and i noticed that my board was riding erratically. At first i thought my bindings loosened, so i double checked them and they were tight.
Then i thought, "oh maybe my edges are really dull and that why it feels wierd"
So after that trip, i came home, tuned my edges and gave more wax than usual along my effective edge.
So this past wed. i went riding again and experience the same thing..i took a better look at my base and noticed that my edges were lower than my base, as if my base got worn out or something. This was def causing erratic behavior of my board because every time i stopped or slowed down, the snow was digging into that edge and it felt like i was going to catch. So i took my board to the repair shop at the resort and told him to grind down the edges til they are flat with the base.
PROBLEM WAS SOLVED.
Anyone know WTF or how da hell this couldve happened??
Without me, my board is useless. Without my board, I am useless
That's really weird, did you have a base grind done before you noticed this? I know the specifics of a base grind and that it wouldn't normally cause this, just wondering if somehow/something went wrong.
do u rememebr where that post was located?? seems like useful info thx
No i cant remember which thread, I'm sure he can clarify more if he sees this.
By 'well used' i mean boards that have a lot of riding time on them. Do you ride that specific board a lot or is it your back up or something?
Certain conditions will wear down the base a lot. Very cold snow crystals are almost like riding on sand paper. They sell powders that you can apply near the edges before you put down your cold wax in these conditions.