Snowboard tuning & Snowboarding gear
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Snowboard wax and optimal snowboard tuning
Since snowboarding is an extreme action sport, your snowboard will take a rough beating once in a while. Gravel, sand and hard ice will leave a mark when you fly down the pistes, and when you crash the board will usually take a good hit as well. To minimize the bruising and to expand the lifetime of your snowboard, you might need to take a look at the stuff in this category, where you’ll find different types of snowboard wax and other kinds of snowboard gear for this purpose.
A good-quality snowboard can be rather expensive, and this is another reason why investing some time and money in snowboard tuning and maintenance can be well spent in the long run.
How you maintain your snowboard depends on what kind of rider you are. First of all, you need to buy the wax that suits your riding style. The same goes for the angle of the edges, where you want the snowboard edging tools angle to fit your style. If you’re a hard carver, you should go for 90 degrees, but if you’re a rail rider or have concerns about catching the edges, you should go for 87 - 88 degrees.
A new board might also need a snowboard tuning
New snowboards are often designed with edges at 90 degrees all the way around, and this can result in you getting some nasty nose and tail catches. Therefore it might be a good idea to use a file on the nose and tail to smooth-out those sharp angles - just a bit. And while you are at it, it might also be a good idea to give your new board a waxing. We mean - it can’t hurt.