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Old 12-19-2013, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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?
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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
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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...
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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.
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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

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And dude, I filed my edges round before the board even touched snow for the first time
Crazy park rats.
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Yeah I'll look into older boards, any recommendations?

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


I want it. But I know I would easily get distracted
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Crazy park rats.
Guilty as charged I rather dull the edges than break my tailbone

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