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Could be the first shop, could be that Mervins are made more by hand than Chinese made boards and thusly are made less accurate. There might be something off in your core.

Go find a 2010 Burton Super Model and lay some trenches.

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Well its easy to tell if your edges are sharp or not by feeling them with your fingers.
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Well its easy to tell if your edges are sharp or not by feeling them with your fingers.
That doesn't seem the be the problem. I'm sure I and the many shopkeepers who tune my board know when the edges are sharp. The problem is that when I get onto an edge it is very difficult to stay on the edge.

To put it in perspective: I have had two professional snowboarders ride my board. Both proceeded to slip out and had to work to hold an edge.

It's not a horrible problem and I have worked with this board for years, this is just something I have noticed and was curious about.

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Could be the first shop, could be that Mervins are made more by hand than Chinese made boards and thusly are made less accurate. There might be something off in your core.

Go find a 2010 Burton Super Model and lay some trenches.
Honestly, this wouldn't stop me from buying another Lib Tech. This board has served me well.
And while I had wondered if it was the first shop, I never thought of the more hand made aspect. I knew they are but I hadn't put much thought into it past that. Kind of cool.
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Hmm well if that is actually the case maybe when it was being tuned they were grinding the edge at some fucked up angle. You know how some park boards have a beveled edge? Maybe they did something like that but way too extreme which is causing the slipping out. Anyways thats all I can think of
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Hmm well if that is actually the case maybe when it was being tuned they were grinding the edge at some fucked up angle. You know how some park boards have a beveled edge? Maybe they did something like that but way too extreme which is causing the slipping out. Anyways thats all I can think of
That seems to be the most common answer.
It just sucks, you know?
The good news is that I never catch edges on rails
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haha yeah just get someone else to tune it for that next board hopefully thats it
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I suspect the angles are different...perhaps get a base grind and then spec the angles for the tune. On the other hand...get a billygoat....I've demo'd the b-pro a few times/days, its fun and almost bought it...but got a billygoat...and the goat is noticiably better/nimble...ime. Also couple weeks ago rode the chair with a local gal and she noted it was the best board she's ridden for baker terrain. However it seems like if ur racing and such...why not have a cambered fr stiffy like an old option women's trinity....really nice for big fast stable carves....the goat is also fast but more nimble and a tad less stable...though again perhaps it depends on the course ur running. However both the b-pro and billygoat have a podium history at the little race on the hill.


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