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Old 04-13-2011, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tried to search the forums but didn't find anything. Magne-traction is pretty exotic here, and i scratched and dented my TRS. A friend of mine working in a shop said he can't run that through the machine, and this is in Italy where i've seen people ride lib and gnu. I don't even want to consider giving it to a shop in the craphole where i live. Is getting the edge tool for magne enough to sharpen the edge and even it out a bit? I could still give the board to the shop to have the base filled?
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can run the damn thing on the machine. All last season I'd tune Mag boards on my little Grindrite without any issue it just takes a bit more time.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Who ever needs to sharpen Magne? Its grips too much as it is....
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When i first tried my TRS it was in december in vars/risoul resort in france. Icy compact, and it was raining for a few days before i arrived. There was one part, and it was on the most mellow run there (green) where people would just fall down like it was a benny hill sketch. I went over, but it was far from turning ice into powder. I still skidded.

Anyway, it's not so much for the edge hold, but the damage. Dunno if it's a good idea anyway. I'm thinking of just giving the board to the shop to have the holes filled and waxed but tell them to leave the edges alone.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you should use a diamond file to debur the damage, then you can just use an tuning tool and or base tool with a file. I have a dakine one, but one ball Jay makes a smaller one specifically for magnetraction. I can get by with my dakine no probs. The reason for the diamond file is when you scratch the steel edge it gets case hardened. The file will have a tough time with that, but the diamond file will make short work of it.
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