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 Post subject: sharp and wax
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:08 am 
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hi

i'm going to bring my split to be waxed and sharpened... but, how do you use to bring it? ..."ride mode" as a common board or "tour mode" like a pair of skis ...

another cuestion, do you sharp the straight edges? ...they are only used for uphill ...sharp them could increase the central gap??

Thanks!... i hope you can understand my basic english
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:16 am 
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We understand you Ra…you speak the international language of splitboard. 8)

I do my own edges and wax at home and I usually don't keep a long board enough to warrant a base grind so I've never taken my splitboards to a shop. It wont matter how you take it to them, I would take it in ride mode (solid). When you get there you can split it for them. My guess is that they will tune it in split mode similar to a ski tune. I would make sure to tell them that you don't want the inside edge tuned anymore than absolutely necessary so the tolerance stays tight between the edges.

As for self-tunes and wax…sounds like a good topic for discussion. :)

Ps. Let me know if you need us to clarify and of our English terms.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:18 am 
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hey Raul,

I give my edges a nice tune between every ride. I usually try to avoid rocks, so they don't get to bad but burred edges will seriously slow you down while in boarding mode.
I just use an edge sharpener with a file to lightly take out the deeper nicks, I use a finer file that doesn't remove much material. Then I'll take some light sand paper like a 320 or 400 grit to buff it out some more. I wrap it around a small block of aluminum I have, you want to make sure you're not rounding the edge over. Then I'll hit them up with a diamond stone.

I don't let any shops touch my boards very often. :lol: :|

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:46 am 
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i understand thanks!

so the advice is <do it often> <do it yourself> ...ok
the guy of the local shop do not hear, this is why i want to bring it in solid mode :)

and what about the big scratches that some may stones made in my polietilene base?? ...do you repair this kind of damage yourself?

Ra


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 Post subject: Ride mode....
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:43 am 
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For any base sand/grind you need to do it in ride mode, at least on a home made split. On a factory built w/ wrap around edges, in split mode, they can do each half separate from each other. Most base grinders will not pass a homemade with tracks/bindings on it through the machine, therefore the base sand will be what's done.

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