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Old 10-25-2011, 04:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Worth changing bevel?

Last season I hit my stride and just felt completely comfortable whipping my board around every part of the hill... except moguls... my legs give out on moguls.

This also made me a lot more aggressive on my board, which in turn, made me ding up my edges far faster than before. The thought of shelling out money every other week to keep my edges sharp and smooth annoyed me so this season I'm diving into edge maintenance which I had previously been too chicken to do.

I've read up on it and feel confident about doing it, but a question popped into my head. When learning that a typical freeride/all-mountain setup is to have a 1 degree base bevel and an 88 side bevel, while my Never Summer SL has a square 0 base 90 side bevel, I wondered is it worth it changing the angles for this setup to squeeze out more edge control?

I'm freeride oriented on/off groomers and only visiting the park to hit kickers and the odd 50-50 over a box. I board in AZ mostly where the general condition of the snow throughout the season is icy hardpack for only an hour in the morning before quickly loosening up from the sun. I'm leaning towards just keeping the factory bevel since the board's worked well so far and only catching edges, I feel, when it's my fault. Don't mess with it if it ain't broke, right? But I'm still curious for opinions on whether or not anybody thinks it's worth it to change the angles on the board for my style of boarding.
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