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Old 03-02-2012, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all! Greetings from Indiana. I have been all over the internet, but can't find the right answers. I am looking for a board with really good edge retention, med stiffness, and 154-156cm. I normally only get out 5-6 times a season(in Indiana only) and would like to be able to get by with one tune. I normally hit every area(int-exp)but don't do tricks or use the terrain park. I am curious about mtx but there is no way I can demo any boards. I would like to get a board that is a couple years old. Please give me specific models. I appreciate your help. Thanks.

5'8" 215lbs and currently riding
Burton 155 standard width(unknown model)
Flow XL Bindings
Size 11 boot
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I suppose you mean edge hold?
There are a number of companies out there that have techs to help with that.

The grippiest one is Magne-traction (MTX) found on Lib Tech and GNU boards
Never Summer has Vario tech
Arbor has grip tech (or something like that)
and there are a few more out there.

But honestly, at 215 lbs you need something a lot bigger that a 155. That's what I ride at 160 lbs.
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Any sharpened edge will get you through 5-6 days. As long as you aren't jumping on metal.
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Any sharpened edge will get you through 5-6 days. As long as you aren't jumping on metal.
Amen, get some aggressive edge angles too and you'll be fine.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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side edge sharpening tool is about $30. Get the one with you can put 2 degree side bevel. It usually says 88 degree on it. You can use the file that come with the tool to set the angle. Also pick up diamond stone and use it to sharpen edges every couple of days. Diamond stone sharpens but does not remove as much material as file. If you use file everytime you will run out of edge to sharpen. Only use file to set the angle initially and use the diamond stone to sharpen.

its a good idea to get the tool that can fit the diamond stone you buy so its easier to sharpen.
Go to a SKI shop not snowboard shop. They usually have more choices since ski racers are alot more anal about tuning than snowboarders.
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