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first time board set up....need help

i picked up my first board in the offseason. it is a gnu 11up, and i have burton freestlye boots and mission bindings to go with it. is there anything i have to do to the board besides set up the bindings? i've seen random stuff online talking about waxing it even though it comes with a factory wax and something about sanding the edges. is all the neccessary and can yall give me any tips on setting everything up?
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The factory wax is really more of a protectant. So waxing after a day of riding would be necessary. You should also detune the tip and tail. Take a file and round over the edge that wraps around the nose and tail and go about 1 inch down the effective edge then taper it out with a hard stone.
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so should i ride once then wax or jus wax before?
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Might as well wax before.

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ya and what about detuning? is that necessary?
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I detune because I ride a lot of hard pack and icy conditions, so I find that a board is really catchy on that type of snow. So if I'm coming into a rail I can't be catching and throwing off my line so detuning the contact points helps reduce that.

I think it also helps when someones learning as well because it gives newer riders more control over their board.
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think i should just bring it to a shop, or is it easy enough to do on my own considerin im a noob
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Buy a gummy stone and rub it along the part of the edge that you want to detune at a 45 degree angle.

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can i use rub on wax? whats the differences between that and the kind you have to heat?
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Rub on wax is for skiers. It lasts a day at most.

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