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Austria, Solden: which shop knows TBT?

Heading for Solden in a month so I took out my Bataleon Riot for a test on the indoor slope and it feels like it could use some edge sharpening/stone grind maybe. Can anyone recommend a shop where they know how to do that properly for a TBT board? Or should any shop be fine with that?

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Why not go to ur local shop for a wax n grind before u go.
Whenever I go to the alps I make sure my stuff is at 100% before I go
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You can sharpen the edges just like a normal board. Make sure you know what degree the edges are. Back in the day I recall them be 0 base edge and 0 degree side edge because they were already raised with TBT. I owned the Riot, great board. The edges might be -1/-1 now check with Bataleon.

Base grinding those boards is tricky. Do you have deep scratches or something? Because the base on the Riot is a high quality sintered base. Maybe a good wax or two? Never ridden indoor so not sure what it does to your base.
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thanks for the replies.

@cozmo: I seem to remember the local shop only has a belt grinder - but you're right I'd better check again. Or I could find another shop somewhere not too far away but then I'd also have no idea about the quality etc.

@tonicusa: already sent a mail to Bataleon about bevels used in factory but no reply yet. 0/0 degrees makes sense indeed, but it's hard to tell just by looking at it.
Reason I'm thinking about the grind is that when the board is waxed/brushed you can clearly see the grind pattern but it's not uniform across the board. In some areas it's very obvious, but in others it's barely to not visible. Like it's worn out. That doesn't seem right?
Indoor mainly eats wax like crazy. And sometimes when it's overcrowded there can be spots where the concrete underneath the snow starts getting exposed casue everybody skids in the same place.

Anyway the grind is not that important, board is fast enough, but the edges really need sharpening. Edge hold on icy spots is problematic now, it used to be much better. But I did some reading on edge tuning and all in all it's something I could easily do myself - if I figure out the correct angles that is.

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Heading for Solden in a month so I took out my Bataleon Riot for a test on the indoor slope and it feels like it could use some edge sharpening/stone grind maybe. Can anyone recommend a shop where they know how to do that properly for a TBT board? Or should any shop be fine with that?
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They do great work on the boards! Highly professional people!
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Seems legit - but at about 200km back and forth from Solden, that's a tad too much

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I found an old email from Bataleon and the edges are 0/0. I remember putting a -1 edge bevel on my Jam and it was way too much combined with TBT.

FK makes great little edge sharpeners. Just remember to "pull" the sharpener in one direction.

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Thanks!

So that tool + a set of stones should be all that's needed for basic deburring/sharpening, right?

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Seems legit - but at about 200km back and forth from Solden, that's a tad too much
Well, if you go by car and it is on the way, it is worth a visit for a total tuning. Get the edges sharpened and they do awesome waxing. While at Soelden, just use paste wax, I don't think you will need to re-edge it during your trip.
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Thanks!

So that tool + a set of stones should be all that's needed for basic deburring/sharpening, right?
Yes. Nothing tricky at all. Start at contact points at nose and work the sharpener back in short even strokes. It's simple. Then a 200 grit stone will keep it sharp the rest of the season.

Grab a wax iron while you're at it like this one and you're set for life. Best $300 I ever spent. Besides Yolanda from Miami.

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