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Base wear question.

I have noticed on my board I primarily ride my base has worn below my metal edge. I have herd snowwolf mention something about this before and saying hes had it ground off, but I'm not sure at what point that needs done. The wear is down enough you can catch your finger nail on the edge and when I'm waxing with my cheap iron with square edges it will catch a little in spots when I get to the edge. Some points on the base seem more worn than others.
If its worn enough it needs fixing, is it something I can fix at home or something I should have done at a shop?


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is it something I can fix at home or something I should have done at a shop?
I don't know? Only you, know the answer.

I could fix it with a file and a piece of tape.

Just think, you just made yourself a DIY Triple Base Technology snowboard.

Getting a base grind will make it flat again, but it will cost ya, I personally would use a file & do it myself. The curve in the base would be so minimal, I don't think you could feel it if you tried.

Made me think though, could you give yourself some tbt?

I think if you did it right you could, you could cut the bevel of the steal edge into the base. Just use less of an angle

Kinda like so.

Maybe that's how it started? Freak accident on the base grinder?
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Heyyy... by any chance do you happen to never wax your board? or your board is fairly well used (but ride in like.. powder?), or you happen to wax with soft stuff but ride ice.. salted snow?

only asking as it seems your base is experiencing wear but your edges are not.

like when you take your nail, and scrape from base.. to edge.. your nail catches cause the level of the edge is truly higher than the base?

a base grind should fix it definitely, if it's not too bad.
I have a board with the opposite problem, the ptex is higher than the metal...
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Im rather handy, but if its too much of a finesse job id wrather attempt it on an old board first or have a shop do it so I don't mess up the board I mainly ride. I wax my boards not as much as I should (maybe once or twice a month) and sharpen the edges with my dakine edge tool.
The board probably has 60ish days on it. 2 seasons riding 30-40 days a year. I have othe boards I ride from time to time also but this one by far the most.
I ride pretty much nothing but man made hard pack. That's about all we have around me.

Yea the metal edge is slightly higher than my base from wear. Not by much but enough to just catch the iron when waxing or catch my finger nail if I drag it across..


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Im rather handy, but if its too much of a finesse job id wrather attempt it on an old board first or have a shop do it so I don't mess up the board I mainly ride. I wax my boards not as much as I should (maybe once or twice a month) and sharpen the edges with my dakine edge tool.
The board probably has 60ish days on it. 2 seasons riding 30-40 days a year. I have othe boards I ride from time to time also but this one by far the most.
I ride pretty much nothing but man made hard pack. That's about all we have around me.

Yea the metal edge is slightly higher than my base from wear. Not by much but enough to just catch the iron when waxing or catch my finger nail if I drag it across..
If you sharpen your own edges, you can do it.
It isn't more difficult, either put tape on the base beside the edge, or on the end of the file.
If you got sure hands, you should be able to do it without either.


Perhaps you have a really long file, you can just run it tip to tail.
That might/should work as well as a basegrind?

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This is called being base high. Happens to NS often with the way they're laid up, but not limited to them, it can happen to anything. Its just the way the glass is laid and how it breaks in. the bottom from edge to edge stayed "tighter" than the top edge to edge.

Just have a shop take care of it. You could file it down, but it would take hours and probably look like bantha fodder. After its gotten a base grind you shouldn't have trouble with it again.

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This is called being base high. Happens to NS often with the way they're laid up, but not limited to them, it can happen to anything. Its just the way the glass is laid and how it breaks in. the bottom from edge to edge stayed "tighter" than the top edge to edge.

Just have a shop take care of it. You could file it down, but it would take hours and probably look like bantha fodder. After its gotten a base grind you shouldn't have trouble with it again.
Thanks nivek I'll just take it to the shop and call it good!


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