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Old 12-31-2012, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Detuned my Custom x... Can I recover?

I purchased a 2012 custom x last year. This was my 5th brand new board and I always detune 1 inch into the contact points. After falling all over any black and some blue runs, I sharpened the edges as sharp as I could get them. Now I am able to carve black runs again. But the edges are still slightly detuned. My question is how much better could I expect a brand new custom x to carve compared to a slightly detuned custom x? I am thinking about selling my 2012 and getting a brand new 2013 custom x. I know this is a difficult question to answer but any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sharper the better, but instead of buying a new board, just get a base grind and edge tune with spec'd angle....hell of alot cheaper
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you having trouble on ice? That was the problem I had with my Burton T6- even when fully sharpened, it would still slide on ice.

I'd get a board with Magne-traction and you won't have that problem.
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Take it to a good shop, tell them you want it super sharp, it will be sharper than it was from the factory. No need to get new board.
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did you detune the rails or just the tips thru the contact points?

You use the rails to ride, not the contact points - I wouldn't even trip.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am not having trouble on ice. I can go through just about any slope. But my goal is to get my belly as close to the snow a possible while carving the mountain. I figured sharper edges would fix this problem. I only detuned the tip and tail (not the entire effective edge). As far as magne-traction, I have not tried it. But my other two snowboard buddies have lib techs and they blaze down the mountain. Not sure that shape exits a carve the way the custom x (cambered) does though.

I always tune my boards myself but I think its worth taking to a professional to see what they can do. I live in the cheyenne, wy area. Anyone know of a good shop to take my board. Only place I have ever seen is a sports authority in our mall. Anyone know of a good place in Denver? I could always drop off and pick up later.

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I am not having trouble on ice. I can go through just about any slope. But my goal is to get my belly as close to the snow a possible while carving the mountain.
Then grow a bigger belly.
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if ur talking belly on the ground euro carves, are better done with an alpine hardboot set up
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if ur talking belly on the ground euro carves, are better done with an alpine hardboot set up
Indeed... but I found it a hassle to get a entirely separate setup to do this.



This is what I've been able to do with a Never Summer SL 155.

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Lonerider,

Your vid is exactly what i would like to do. What degree are your edges? Awesome riding man.
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