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Old 02-15-2008, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a noob at snowboard tuning, just ordered the iron wax and edge tuning tool. I have a never summer premier how do I know what angle the edge is at and what is the difference between having it at 0 or 2 degrees?

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Old 02-15-2008, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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2 (or 88) is for skis

stick to the zero (or 90)

i dunno why, it is what CASI told me.

now do as you;re told!
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lol sounds good thanks!
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I definitely wouldn't go with 0 especially if you plan on doing freestyle.

1=carving
2=all around
3=freestyle but still being able to carve

ETA: I just checked the specs on you're board and seeing as how it's an all mountain board I would probably go with a 1.

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Old 02-15-2008, 01:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What edging tool did you order? Most are not meant to be used on the base of the board, and only the outside edge
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This is what I ordered:

the Source - Skateboard and Snowboard Shop Canada - Online Store

It only does 0 or 2 degrees will 2 be okay?

Guess I should have asked before ordering

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Old 02-15-2008, 09:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This is what I ordered:

the Source - Skateboard and Snowboard Shop Canada - Online Store

It only does 0 or 2 degrees will 2 be okay?

Guess I should have asked before ordering

Thanks.
That should not be used on the base of your board and only on the side edges. 2 degrees is fine on that edge.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ok this whole pocket edge tuner thing has been driving me crazy. I have seen some that "say" they can be used on the base edge and the side edge, some that admit they cant. Where does one get a real file holder for beveling? I've looked at a lot of different websites etc. and haven't found a real one like the pro shops use.

Oh and if I can ever get the right freakin tools, I'll be riding a 2 degree bevel on mine.

The closest I've come is this Burton.com but I don't particularily care to give much of my money to Burton because I feel like there are a lot of companies that give you a lot more for your dollar.

Aaaah, nevermind. Just found one made by Swix I think. Link Edger Comp, edge sharpener. Not an inexpensive tool I'm guessing but probably worth it's weight in gold.

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Old 02-16-2008, 12:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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A ghetto, but effective way of increasing your base bevel is to wrap some electrical tape around the end of a straight file so that it creates a slight angle by spacing it away from the board, and then using that to bevel your base. Youtube it.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:14 AM   #10 (permalink)
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That should not be used on the base of your board and only on the side edges. 2 degrees is fine on that edge.
I'm confused. What is the difference between the "base edge" and the "side edge"? Will this tool sharpen my edges?

ETA: I see what your saying...Snowboard Tuning Tutorial | Whistler Snowboarding | Prior Snowboards | BC Canada

So you just need a file to sharpen the base edge then?

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