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I'm sort of a newbie at snowboarding, and i was looking at my board tonight and i noticed i had a small gouge down to the core on my snowboard, really small, but i could see the core, and I thought, since i need to get this fixed why not just get a whole tune done since the edges are starting to get dull, and the bottem is getting a little rough, and ive been thinking about these two places, and theres only a 10 dollar difference, but the cheaper one offers a ptex repair at no extra charge, one is up at the mountain, and one is at a shop that isnt too far from me. Heres the description for the one up at the mountain thats near me, heres the site and description: Rentals and Service | Potter Brothers Ski & Snowboard Shop – Quality Equipment and Knowledge, Ski and Snowboard Sales and Great Deals
Full Stone-Grind Tuneup:
A full tune at Potter Brothers entails stone grinding, side surface grinding, sharpening edges, and hot wax. Every ski/board has different tuning needs. If your edges or base have been severely damaged, it could costs more.
Our Price : $39.95
Then the other place is a shop that isnt too far from me, this is what they include and the site: http://plaineandson.com/merchant/2171/files/SkiService.pdf
Basic Snowboard Tune $30
1.Minor Base Repair with P-tex
2.Sharpened & Beveled Edges
3.Standard De-Tune
4.Hot Wax
So which one should i go to?
 

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You can learn a lot about tuning, repairs, waxing, etc on you tube. Try googling base repair and whatever else you need to learn. P tex repairs are very easy, you just need a Ptex candle and a metal scraper. The best way to learn is to do it yourself, soon you will be a master and you can avoid expensive shop tune ups. BTW stone grinds are rarely necessary, they are only needed when your base is thrashed, which won't happen too often because you will be on top of your own maintenance.
It takes an investment to build your tuning kit, but considering how long you will be using it, it will save you money in the long run. Check out these websites: racewax.com and skifastwax.com. I also think its fun to tune my board. Crank up the tunes, drink a cold one, and blow your friends away on the mountain. Good luck.
 

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thought about doing it yourself? it will be a slight investment but it will pay off after about 2-3 tunes.

Waxing is the most easiest thing in the world - I can link you a video and you will laugh at that fact that people take it in to get done.

Edge sharpening is super easy too - there is no need for machines with saws and blades or anything you would imagine. Tune kits come with a hand held tool which you basically rub on your edge.

DIY Ptex repair you can find pretty simply on these forums as well.

You can pick up the Dakine super tune kit at any sporting goods store or online or PREFERABLY a local snowboard shop for around $70-$80. It will come with a ski/snowboard specific iron, wax, ptex, two different scrapers for wax, scuff/buffer pad, wire brush, edging tool, pocket stone, 10" file and more

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/snowboarding-general-chat/59194-place-should-i-get-my-board.html
 
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