Brand New Board: (GNU CC) How Important Is It To Alter Bevel
Hey guys, I am a beginner, have boarded twice on rentals. Just got my GNU Carbon Credit today and I heard I should have the bevel/base altered. How big of a deal is this for a new like me? I was hoping to take my brand new board out this weekend, but wont have time to get this done. Thanks in advance for all of your wizardly advice.
an edge bevel can help out a beginner alot. it helps prevent edge catching but it isnt completely necessary and is more of a crutch. i suggest just riding your board and learning how to properly control it. However, i would detune your contact points if i were you.
I bought a GNU CC as my first board as well and went riding the past 2 week ends without any de-tuning.
It was a little catchy but I didn't feel that was holing me back. And I loved the magne-traction (I'm on the icy east coast).
Overall very happy with the board.
If anything, I'd say you should have realistic expectations about your board. It will definitely be much better than any beat up rental you've been on but don't expect to be bombing blacks diamonds by the end of the day either
I'm sure Panhandler's advice is good, I'm just saying that it's by no means a deal breaker if it's not de-tuned for this week end.