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I had question maybe you all could help me with regarding edge and base bevel's. I understand what the purpose is but I am wondering how important it is to get it done ? My board is fairly new and im just curious if I should do it or not? how many of you have had it done?

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Leave it alone.
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Depends on what you want to do on it. I personally find bevels only good for freeriding to make the board less catchy when it has razor sharp edges. If you want to ride park you don't need a bevel because you just want to take your edge off anyways. If you want to ride park and freeride you'll need 2 boards.
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Depends on what you want to do on it. I personally find bevels only good for freeriding to make the board less catchy when it has razor sharp edges. If you want to ride park you don't need a bevel because you just want to take your edge off anyways. If you want to ride park and freeride you'll need 2 boards.
Can you be more specific on what it is you are doing with your style of riding? What board do you own?

This page describes some bevels and their purposes. All mountains come with 1 deg side and 1 degree base . What that means is listed on this page too with recommended bevels.

You have to have teh appropriate guides to bevel like this. This can get pricey with all the stones/files / guides. There are all in one multi tools that come with a file but you shoudnt file everytime.

Before you go changing your bevel, figure out what it is you are going to be doing. If you are new I would suggest the 1 and 1 bevel for side/base until you figure out what it is you like doing the most. IE: riding in the park or carving in east coast ice.

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Can you be more specific on what it is you are doing with your style of riding? What board do you own?

This page describes some bevels and their purposes. All mountains come with 1 deg side and 1 degree base . What that means is listed on this page too with recommended bevels.

You have to have teh appropriate guides to bevel like this. This can get pricey with all the stones/files / guides. There are all in one multi tools that come with a file but you shoudnt file everytime.

Before you go changing your bevel, figure out what it is you are going to be doing. If you are new I would suggest the 1 and 1 bevel for side/base until you figure out what it is you like doing the most. IE: riding in the park or carving in east coast ice.

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Thanks for the info...

Currently I have a 09/10 Arbor Del Rey...made more for the park.

I do like freeriding alot but typically I spend most of my day hitting jumps, boxes, rails and some half pipe in the park. I usually do most of my freeriding when I go out west or when we get a good snow storm or the conditions are not to icy. But I read that there are different bevels that are better for landing jumps and those differ from the ones that help you keep control on a box/rail...?
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Again, if you hit ride park and boxes and rails then it is no use getting a bevel because you're edges will be ruined after one time of coming off a rail early. So just detune the edge and don't worry about the bevel.

If you freeride and keep a sharp edge a bevel is personal preference. Some alpine racers use up to 3.5 base bevels to reduce catching on an icy course.
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All mountains come with 1 deg side and 1 degree base .
Check with your manufacturer. Never Summer, for example, are 0/90 outta the box.

Like the others have said though, it is all a combination of personal preferences and riding style.

If you ride ice a lot you might want a sharper than 90 angle, say 1 on the base and 88 on the side = 89 degree corner. It will get duller a bit faster though. You might really like to carve hard and get way over on edge, so a 3 degree base and 86 side would give you the same 89degree corner but one that engages at a way higher tilt but will be slower edge to edge and somewhat sloppy in the middle.

A Zero degree base will be quick (even a bit twitchy) edge to edge, but very catchy and not too forgiving on any side slip.

If you ride in waist deep powder all the time, well....that just makes me jealous.

Personally, I'd say sharpen whatever angles are already on your board and ride it. If you find it catchy or hooky, detune a bit around the tips and tail. Just do a little at a time (maybe 1/2 a degree) because you can take it off, but you can't put it back
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Check with your manufacturer. Never Summer, for example, are 0/90 outta the box.

Like the others have said though, it is all a combination of personal preferences and riding style.

If you ride ice a lot you might want a sharper than 90 angle, say 1 on the base and 88 on the side = 89 degree corner. It will get duller a bit faster though. You might really like to carve hard and get way over on edge, so a 3 degree base and 86 side would give you the same 89degree corner but one that engages at a way higher tilt but will be slower edge to edge and somewhat sloppy in the middle.

A Zero degree base will be quick (even a bit twitchy) edge to edge, but very catchy and not too forgiving on any side slip.

If you ride in waist deep powder all the time, well....that just makes me jealous.

Personally, I'd say sharpen whatever angles are already on your board and ride it. If you find it catchy or hooky, detune a bit around the tips and tail. Just do a little at a time (maybe 1/2 a degree) because you can take it off, but you can't put it back

do I have to do anything special to detune
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