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female Should I detune my new board????

Hi I just brought a new Never summer Infinity board.
I will be riding in Whistler so mostly groomed runs and powder someone suggested I get it detuned as the edges are pretty sharp.
Is this recommended ??? I am an intermediate rider
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No. We just had a thread like this. Sharp edges won't hinder you in good conditions and you'll be glad of them if you ever hit really firm snow or ice. Unless you do solely rails and boxes in the park don't detune your edges.

Should you detune past the contact points on the tip and tail? I think the consensus is again no.
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Fully detuned edges are good for park riding since sharp ones can catch on features. Some people just detune in between the bindings.

It is recommended for all types of riding to detune the edges near the nose and tail for new snowboards.

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Personally, I wouldn't. However, many will tell you to just detune the tip and tail. You can do that if you want, but again, I wouldn't. Really though, it's all personal preference. The only thing a detune is going to do is make it slightly less likely to catch an edge. Since you deem yourself an intermediate rider, you should be know pretty well how to mostly avoid catching an edge. Riding the board will detune it for you as well, so after a few good days, you should be fine anyways. But again, it's all personal preference.

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Hi I just brought a new Never summer Infinity board.
I will be riding in Whistler so mostly groomed runs and powder someone suggested I get it detuned as the edges are pretty sharp.
Is this recommended ??? I am an intermediate rider
I wouldn't. I rode a detuned board once, and everytime I hit a patch of ice, the board would turn into a disaster. The slightest pressure on an edge, and the board would slip in some unpredictable fashion... and I didn't see any advantage to having detuned edges on groomers.
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Great thanks everyone think I will just let it wear down on its own
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wait so... from what i got from this thread is that detuning is slightly overrated and mostly down to personal preference. same with tuning the edges then?

say i got my board a year ago and have ridden it for about 2 weeks total without tuning/or detuning at all. can i just leave it like that, or will my edges between the bindings atleast need a light tune?
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There's nothing complicated about it.

If you spend all day jibbing in the park, detune.

If you spend all day in icy conditions, sharpen (Still may not be necessary if your board has tech such as MTX, griptech, etc.)

Anything in between, the board will handle fine.
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I detune the crap out of every board I ride right out of the box. Full sharp edges do not agree with my riding style which basically consists of constantly fucking around, not paying attention and making all kinds of stupid mistakes.

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