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Old 10-09-2012, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey i was wondering what kind of tools you bring to the mountain and what brand tuning accessories you use. Are the waxing irons the same or are there ones that are better than others? This is my first year with brand new gear and i want to take care of it. (My second year over all snowboarding). Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I always carry the burton tool with me so I can adjust/tighten things if need be...my most recent setup is 2 years old and ive never actually had to stop to adjust it but its always nice to have. Usually my friends are the ones that need to use it for some reason lol


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A multi driver & a Leatherman.

I have a million $40 tech shop gift certificates to Sportchek, so I just take my shit in there & they give it a base grind + sharpen the edges & give it a hot wax.

If your in Canada, you can get them free as well.

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I don't bring any tools to the hill! Been snowboarding 20 years and only NEEDED tools at the hill once or twice. The on site shop always has tools you can use.

For what it's worth, when I setup my boards I tighten the binding screws down with a cordless drill. I set the chuck to a firm tension that isn't hard enough to start pulling the inserts, but firm enough to ensure they don't back off. Plus most hardware is pre-treated with threadlock. Install it right once and you shouldn't need to keep tightening. I check mine about every 10 trips to the hill just to be sure.
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I carry the standard Dakine tool. I don't know what it's called, but it's kind of T-shaped and looks almost like a skate tool. It has come in handy for me and my buddies on more than one occasion.
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I would only carry a tool if I was in the backcountry. Every resort has benches. I bet there are over 30 tool benches between Breck and Keystone alone.
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For resort, Burton Zip Tool. Only thing worth carrying cause its slim.

Otherwise the Leatherman Skeletool, which I actually just carry everywhere. I wish Leatherman would make a snowboard tool... or are they...???
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I would only carry a tool if I was in the backcountry. Every resort has benches. I bet there are over 30 tool benches between Breck and Keystone alone.
Ever tried to use on of those benches? stripped drivers and you have to untangle the security cable every half turn. Get a Burton Zip and thank me next time you have to tighten something.
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Ever tried to use on of those benches? stripped drivers and you have to untangle the security cable every half turn. Get a Burton Zip and thank me next time you have to tighten something.
Actually I've used em a bunch, they are a bit of a pain, and if something goes wrong mid-run, you're kinda fucked (I've had to 1-foot it down from near the top of the lift before, but it was a shattered ratchet so tools would have been useless anyway).

Carried a lock last year and it really annoyed me, thinking the same of a tool, I'll have to check that zip one out. I remember BA talking about the one on the belt, seems like a good idear too.
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A multi driver & a Leatherman.

I have a million $40 tech shop gift certificates to Sportchek, so I just take my shit in there & they give it a base grind + sharpen the edges & give it a hot wax.

If your in Canada, you can get them free as well.

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