I've been hanging out in the park lately, I can spin 3's now but I have never hit rails before. Do you guys dull your edges under your boots. I'm just worried that If I get my edges done before the season they will be too sharp on rails, or is that something I don't need to worry about?
if im going to hit a bunch of rails, ill file down the edges nice and round underfoot (for maybe a foot or so in length). Keeps the friction down a bit, and there is less material, so the edges seem to last longer and catch less.
I detune tip to tail.
If you live in a place with lots of natural soft snow you dont need edges so much if you're not a super gs carvy kinda guy. besides, factory tuned edges can slice you to pieces.
I basically detune binding to binding extra hard... then you dont get caught up on a rail, but more importantly you dont crack your edges and have blowouts. I guess you still can, but it is alot harder.
Take your ski and bash it on a rock, or just use a rail untill they arent sharp anymore. Soon as a get a new pair of skis i take them and smash the fuck out of the edges. If your going to be in the park and hitting rails you need to dull your edges.
I generally detune my edges underfoot, and extend it a few inches behind the heel and in front of the toe. With urban skis, I generally completely dull them- my edges are basically round underfoot on urbans and fairly round everywhere else.
nah if u never hit one in ur life before than u prob have nothing to worry about really....also i never detune my edges casue i actualy ski the mtn and i never caught my edge on a rail from them so ur call man
on my snowboard i basically detune the whole effective edge, i dull them pretty well, good enough to still have some edge for groomers before the park opens up so they wil be really dull for the park. my edge isnt much of an adge its like a fucking round corner? haha
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bad idea to do that, in fact, a lot of edge cracks happen in the first few days of riding since people don't de-tune and then get caught up, smoke their edge and crack it.. always detune if your sliding rails
I tried detuning my edges when I bought my skis and it made rails so shitty and inconsistant. Unless your a pro at detuning and sharpening, let the rails do the work. You get sticky on 5 rail slides and then it becoems natural again and all well.
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I detune everything a little bit. I grind burrs down on park skis, and keep them pretty detuned. I keep my pow skis pretty detuned too. But its not for everyone, and you have to know how to actually ski to be able to ski right without sharp edges. I used to race too, and I really like detuned edges for everything. Though a nice tune is always nice for some race skis.
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I don't detune my skis really. The first day on them I'll rub the edges on the rail a little bit, just run it up and down. That way you don't detune them way too much with a file but you still don't catch.
Obviously, rails can crack an edge, but does tuning/detuning a ski make
a difference as to how likely it is? I'm just wondering. Because like,
if your edge catches, you lose forward movement (down the rail) and
more energy transfers straight downwards towards the rail right? And if
your edge is detuned, more of the energy is transferred forward along
the rail as you move... Or does this not work?