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12-08-2010 09:17 AM
Qball To detune the tip and tail, just go to town on them with a file and call it good. You don't need to smooth or deburr because you don't use your tip and tail edges.
12-08-2010 09:01 AM
john doe Cheap and dirty way is get a flat file and a pocket knife sharpening stone at the hardware store.
12-08-2010 08:12 AM
Glade Ripper I'd bevel the edges, NS boards don't come with one
12-08-2010 12:59 AM
Reede It has burs because he's just detuned it.

If you use a fine file to begin with then you might not need a gummy stone. Snowboard tools are awfully expensive in the stores, when I bought my base edge guide the shop tried to charge me $50 for a flat bastard file. I went to the local hardware store and bought basically the same thing for $9.99 instead.

Just get yourself a stone or fine file, it's cheap to do, rough edges suck.
12-08-2010 12:54 AM
Originally Posted by Triple8Sol View Post
Why does your brand new board have burrs?
It doesn't I hope!

I've never detuned a board before and everywhere I've looked says it is a good idea to detune the tip and tail. After taking a file to the edge, I'm supposed to smooth it out, right? Maybe burs was poor wording, but I'm basically wondering if I need to smooth the edges after taking a file to the tip and tail, and if there is anything I could use instead of a gummi or diamond stone if it does need to be smoothed out. Hopefully that made sense
12-08-2010 12:45 AM
Triple8Sol Why does your brand new board have burrs?
12-08-2010 12:35 AM
Detuning Question

I'd like to detune the tip and tail of my new SL before I take it out this Friday, but I don't have a gummi or diamond stone for smoothing out the burs. Is it necessary to use something to smooth the edge after detuning the tip and tail, or am I better off leaving it as is? Is there anything I can use instead of a gummi or diamond stone to smooth out the edge? Thanks in advance!

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