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Old 10-14-2010, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What type of MILL file do I need to base tuning ? and what type of Edge Tuning .. any recommendations ??
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Swix Professional Chrome File from Backcountry.com

Swix has some good stuff but they aren't the cheapest you can get. A chromed file will last longer than a non chromed steel file.
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks ... checking out the site .... I started last year finally waxing my own board and doing my own repairs ... easy enuf ... but the edges and base maintenance is scaring me a little
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I gotta admit I feel the same way. Screw the pooch on the edges and end up with rounded edges and no bite. Eek!

I'd like to see a professional doing it once before trying it myself.
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Ditto .... i looked on youtube and it looks real easy though ,, just want to make sure I do it right with the right tools ... I might go for $20 bucks pick up a real old board at the local shop here to practice ... :-)
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah it's really not difficult at all if you have the right tools. Ski Wax Snowboard Wax Tuning Tools RaceWax.com is great place to get all your tuning tools. I use the pocket edge tool they sell and it is very easy to use. You can also fit the small diamond stones in it for just sharpening. I only use the file when setting the bevel or when the edges are really beat up.
These videos really helped me out my first time. Lots of good info

YouTube - Snowboard Tuning Part 1 - Detuning Edges
YouTube - Snowboard Tuning Part 2 - Edge Sharpening
YouTube - Snowboard Tuning Part 3 - Clean up your Edges
YouTube - Snowboard Tuning Part 4 - Edge Bevels Explained
YouTube - Snowboard Tuning Part 5 - Edge Bevels Continued
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Hey Qball, I fixed my bevel and smooth it out with the racewax kit and diamond stone you recommended and I found out that there is some a little nick/ding to my edge. I don't know if nick is the right word. It's on my toe-edge back foot and it's probably around 2cm long. The edge is like jagged/zig zagged instead of smooth if it make sense. Do you think it will affect performance much?
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Hey Qball, I fixed my bevel and smooth it out with the racewax kit and diamond stone you recommended and I found out that there is some a little nick/ding to my edge. I don't know if nick is the right word. It's on my toe-edge back foot and it's probably around 2cm long. The edge is like jagged/zig zagged instead of smooth if it make sense. Do you think it will affect performance much?
Use an edge file to smooth out the jaggedness. You would only feel the difference in very hard snow, but it will also keep you from hanging up on a rail.
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I did use the file I ran it probably a good 6-8 times.. then use the diamond stone after that. Still is there. I mean I don't want to file too much edge. If it doesn't affect much I'd rather just leave it there.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
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OMG ... thanks guys for the finds and the video's ... def. will give me a great idea from here where to go with all of this !!!!

thanks a bunch !!!!

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