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Old 08-01-2012, 08:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Amazon.com: Swix Ski Edger Pro-Side Edge Tool with Adjustable Bevel: Sports & Outdoors

One Ball Jay Wonton Edge Snowboard Tool 2012: Amazon.com: Sports & Outdoors

I'm between buying one of the two. The swix one is considerably more expensive, but i'd be willing to pay more if it's worth the money. anyone have experience with either of these?

also, the one ball edge guide can only give degrees of 90 or 88. is that a problem? i'm not sure which angle is optimal for what i do (mostly freeride in icy east-coast conditions with a little bit of park)
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Swix one is a much better edge tool by far. You can only do so much though. Generally speaking I keep the 90 degree edge. Most bite. If you are a park guy, I believe bringing the angle in a bit helps with rails and that sort of thing...
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The Swix one is a much better edge tool by far. You can only do so much though. Generally speaking I keep the 90 degree edge. Most bite. If you are a park guy, I believe bringing the angle in a bit helps with rails and that sort of thing...
hey man thanks for the quick reply (in august no less lol).

i was under the impression that a steeper base edge angle is what helps to prevent catching an edge in the park (e.g. on rails) and that the side edge has nothing to do with it. is that incorrect?
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I bought this one from somewhere with a metal file and 5 diamond stones. It does base bevel and sides in .5deg increments. First time ever doing it and structure/waxing myself. Worked out great. Part # 3100 : FK Tools Ski & Snowboarding Tuning Tools, Waxes and Accessories

Like Kill said, if you're not doing rails, don't worry about base bevel.
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