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    Posted: Jan/05/2014 at 4:20pm
Hey guys i'm planning on tuning my board for the first time.  I have a edge beveler 88/90 side edge angles.  edge stone.  I got the kit from racewax a few years ago.   My question is which angle do i use?  From my googling it says if i'm going a bit more aggressive carving it says 88 degree.  All i do is really all mountain riding.  I saw a video that says i should get a filer to file the nose edge and tail edge.  and then after that get a sharpie run it along the side edge and base edge and then use the beveler to sharpen it.  If i want a more aggressive riding does this mean i'm sharpening the base and the side 88?  

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What do you mean "if I want a more aggressive riding?" The sharper edge gives you that ability to carve better especially on certain terrain. 

Here is some basic information on bevels and angles. My Link

If you're free riding, you really don't need all that jazz. If you plan on tuning for racing or half pipe riding, you're gonna want to your bevel angles to be aggressive. The basic information is there, you just need to fine tune it to your liking. 
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  Quote rafiki121 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2014 at 7:19pm
Thanks for the link.  I'm looking at the list, and it shows for intermediate it should be 1/1.  After reading what base bevel does i kind of don't want an angle on it since i want my board to be stable.  But on the side it sounds like i do want an angle.  I ride in nj a lot and i usually just go down the mountain and carve.  No jumps or tricks.  So will sharpening the side at 88 and the base at 90 be ideal or should i just keep both at 90? 

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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2014 at 8:57pm
The base edge stays 0°. Snowboard edge tuning is typically done on the sidewall edge. Most consumer snowboards are shipped with 90° or 89° edge bevel. Tuning to 88° and below will improve edge hold but will also decrease their lifespan-- they become easier to dull from use as the bevels become more acute.

Most snowboards do not have enough steel edge for you to cut tighter than 88° bevel because they were never meant to be tuned for that type of riding. Your tool may start shaving off sidewall material at that point. This type of edge tuning is rarely done outside of competition and I do not recommend it.
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2014 at 11:39pm
wrong Lux you wouldn't want to ride a board with a 0 degree base bevel it would be insanely catchy, almost all snowboards have a 1 degree base bevel from the factory, but you are right you don't sharpen the base bevel. 

side edges on snowboards are typically sharpened at 0-2 degrees on the side, the biggest reason not to go higher then that is typically not because of longevity of the edges but because you're edge can actually hold to well. 

Base bevel increases how catchy it is, side edge increases how well it holds. 
 

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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2014 at 1:53pm
I know about the base edge bevel, but I was talking about how the tool works so that it would be easier to visualise: the castors on the file guide tool run along the base surface to guide it, which is zero degrees, not on the edge. I stepped down to an 87 degree file on my Arbor Element camber 158 and it took off a lot of sidewall. It was an absolute missile down groomers though. My friend is a ski instructor who does his own tuning and he used a 86 degree file on his race skis but complained of them noticeably dulling down at the end of the season.
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