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mixre 12-19-2013 11:09 AM

Custom 160 on rails/boxes newb Questions
 
Hey all,

I've been actively trying to dive into the park and I just have a few questions about my setup. I'm riding a burton Custom 160 (7-10 days on it total)

I can 50/50 pretty easy but that's not much to brag about.

Busted my ass a few times trying anything else (mostly because I wasn't keeping the board flat so it slipped) and I'm paranoid about my edges.
They are pretty sharp.

Should I keep messing around or dull them out before attempting to progress?

Or should I just get a park board?

Rasse 12-19-2013 01:58 PM

If you really have sharp edges, it's quite hazardous to do boardslides and stuff. I've tried, got a couple of nasty bruises and a sore tailbone. Some people ride rails with sharp edges but i filed my edges dull. REALLY dull. Filed them round from the width of my stance. Sometimes I find myself on my ass when it's icy, but I still don't regret that I filed them. But I only ride park and rails so I don't care if I can't make sharp curves in icy slopes. If you have spare cash, buy a park board. If no and you want to ride rails, file the edges. For your own safety

mixre 12-19-2013 02:14 PM

Thanks! Yeah it seems like a shame to file down those "Frostbite" edges and it definitely felt dangerous on boxes.

They do stick like glue though (early season riding proved that to me).

Gonna look for a used park board I guess...

Lamps 12-19-2013 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by mixre (Post 1354577)
Thanks! Yeah it seems like a shame to file down those "Frostbite" edges and it definitely felt dangerous on boxes.

They do stick like glue though (early season riding proved that to me).

Gonna look for a used park board I guess...

Good move, it would be tragic to round out the edges on such a new board.

Rasse 12-19-2013 02:50 PM

One thing you can seek is a new board that is a few years old. Like a 2011 or 2012 models. You get them cheap if you find one.

And dude, I filed my edges round before the board even touched snow for the first time :D

Lamps 12-19-2013 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Rasse (Post 1354713)

And dude, I filed my edges round before the board even touched snow for the first time :D

Crazy park rats. :laugh:

mixre 12-19-2013 03:24 PM

Yeah I'll look into older boards, any recommendations?

The custom carves like a dream! Can't dull that.

mixre 12-19-2013 04:08 PM

Burton....damn you...http://i41.tinypic.com/2cor782.png


I want it. But I know I would easily get distracted :blink:

Rasse 12-20-2013 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Lamps (Post 1354809)
Crazy park rats. :laugh:

Guilty as charged :D I rather dull the edges than break my tailbone:laugh:

Recommendations, well I only have experience from Salomon and Nitro boards. My Nitro Haze was under 200€ since it was a last years model. So if you want a park noodle, buy it man. Most fun i've ever had on a board. However, if you want something stiffer, then it might not be your piece of cake. Salomon makes good park boards nowadays and if you find a last years model, you might have a good deal.

By the way, nice graphics. But riding with a constant boner might not be so fun after all :D

mixre 12-20-2013 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Rasse (Post 1356225)
By the way, nice graphics. But riding with a constant boner might not be so fun after all :D

exactly....lol


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