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10-19-2016 08:22 AM
robotfood99 Basic edge tool for the side jobs. Most can be set at either 90 deg. or somethin like 88 deg., some fancier ones have more settings. Like Hound says, this is likely all you would need to do occasionally to keep edges fresh.

Straight file for base, with tape wound around to get desired angles.
10-19-2016 07:50 AM
heikis
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Originally Posted by Snow Hound View Post
My guess would be that's in reference to the base edge rather than the side edge? Unless you're getting a base grind you won't be altering the base edge angle. The side edge is what most diy tuners like myself actually sharpen.
It is a Salomon board. Same description for both the Sabotage and Villain boards (freestyle park boards).
I guess the description is about the base edge.
I don't plan on changing the base edge, I just thought it needed some sharpening sometimes.
Since it is a freestyle oriented board then I guess the side edge is 90' degree?

I'm just trying to figure out which edge tuning equipment I need to keep the board in good condition.
10-19-2016 07:41 AM
francium The dupraz has 3 different edge angles just to complicate things it's a pita to service.
10-19-2016 06:04 AM
Snow Hound My guess would be that's in reference to the base edge rather than the side edge? Unless you're getting a base grind you won't be altering the base edge angle. The side edge is what most diy tuners like myself actually sharpen.
10-19-2016 04:43 AM
heikis my board is described as: the Freestyle Edge Bevel is a 2-degree edge holding tune throughout the key parts of the sidecut moving to a 3-degree bevel between the feet
How should I proceed when sharpening edges? Should I have different angled file guides for different parts of the board? Thanks!
05-05-2016 07:38 PM
Craig51
Rotobrush

Just grabbed a Toko snowboard and a Toko Ski roto brush with white nylon heads for the first time to do my boards and ski's. Have been using a combination of brushes copper/nylon/horsehair for the last a few years.
Wow..., they are initially expensive $$$ but are absolutely brilliant and so quick. The base looks fantastic after a couple of light passes with structure lines running from tip to tail.
Well worth the acquisition if you're fully into tuning.
03-23-2016 08:31 PM
Bones
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Originally Posted by OMG_MOVE View Post
My board is currently a perfect 90 deg. There was no tune to the side edge or base edge (confirmed by manufacturer).

I ride in the ice coast (Ontario). I was considering a base bevel angle of 1 deg and a side bevel angle of 87 (would that be considered 3 deg?). If it's considered 3 degrees that would give me 90-3+1=88.



Now I hear some people vouch for the FK SKS Multi Tool and others against it claiming accuracy issues. What are your thoughts on the two different routes for tuning?
I've had a couple of multi-angle tuners and I've got 2 beefs with them. 1) You have to use their files and stones because nothing else will fit in them. 2) They don't seem too accurate. Some time you get shavings, sometime you don't even seem to make contact with the edge. Always seem to take a lot of fiddling and the job never finishes up as nicely.

The fixed angle ones are really simple to use and use well. Quick to change stones and pretty fool proof. More expensive up front, but the saving is in not having to use the OEM supplies.

3 Degrees off the sidewall is a lot. And it is hard to go back. The farther below 90 you go, the sharper it will be initially, but the faster it will dull and chip.

I ride Ontario ice with a 1+88=89 with no problems
03-23-2016 07:29 PM
Craig51
Tuning

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Originally Posted by WasabiCanuck View Post
Anyone know a good place I can learn about edge sharpening. I have never done it and I don't understand all this bevel shit.


Me dumb, me no understand you fancy talk.
Willi Wiltz from Toko is excellent. Very comprehensive instruction on a number of video's. About 40 mins each. Base bevel/side edge/wax. Talks a lot of technical shit (maybe a bit over the top) but knows what he's talking about.



03-05-2016 04:11 AM
Oldman Not a video, but great reading and great photos.

Ski Tuning

By the time you read over everything on this site you will have a very good idea of exactly how to tune a board. You will also understand exactly what you are doing.

I still refer back to it from time to time.
03-04-2016 07:21 PM
tanscrazydaisy http://youtu.be/gNzve8w2S0E

http://youtu.be/fxOTdT55HNY


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