The Dakine Edge Tuner Tool combines convenience with practicality, for easy tuning anywhere. The large surface area easily rests against your base, positioning the file at just the right angle for the perfect edge. With two angle settings to choose from—0 degrees for soft or normal snow, and 2 degrees for more hold in hard, icy conditions.
The two-sided file lets you choose an aggressive double-cut pattern to remove lots of material quickly, or a traditional single-cut pattern for fine-tuning. We throw in an extra file, too, to keep your edges mint condition for longer.
Your your looking for full tuning kits the Dakine Edge Tuner Tool is included in the following Dakine Deluxe Tune Tuning Kit & Dakine Super Tune Tuning Kit.
Snowboard edge Maintenance
A snowboard with sharp edges will help you in turns, improving your general grip and edge control on different snow surfaces. Without regular maintenance the edges of your snowboard will start to wear, become rounded and burred.
Another of those 'black arts' which is actually relatively straightforward if carried out regularly is Edge Maintenance, small imperfections are easier to fix! So after every ride check your board for damage and take action where appropriate.
Any damage not removed by following this process should be referred to your friendly local snowboard shop for advice and repair.
Use a carborundum or diamond stone and drag it from the Snowboard's tip to the tail of the edge. Repeat the movement until all nicks and burrs are gone and the edges are smooth again. Snowboard Maintenance Guide Deburring your snowboard
Base Edge Tuning
Tuning edges is best done with a file (special edge tuners are available they make the job a little easier and also give a little more protection to the base of your board). Start off with the base edge of the Snowboard. Still, take care with filing. Make sure not to file the base of the board and only file as little as needed.
Side Edge Tuning
After filing the base, you can file the side edges. Use a small file so you won't have a hard time filing the sidecut of your Snowboard. Again special edge tuners will make it easier to determine the angle that you are filing.
TIP - Use permanent marker along the edge before you start so that you can see where you have been.
When it comes to tuning your edges you have a few options:
Base edge angle is 0, side edge angle is 90 degrees. Most boards come from the shop with these angles.
Base edge angle is 0, side edge angle is smaller than 90 degrees. This gives you a sharper side edge, this allows you to increase your grip on turns in snow. Handy for icy conditions.
Base edge angle is larger than 0 degrees, side edge angle is 90 degrees. This effectively 'dulls' your side edge decreasing your grip but increasing your boards grip. It will also make it easier to make turns.
Base edge angle is larger than 0 degrees, side edge angle smaller than 90 degrees. By tuning both edges you can actually maintain the 90 degree in your edge but with a repositioning. Some people find that in this way, they can profit from both effects: more speed and easier turns.
Beginners and even intermediate riders profit most from keeping their edges the way they got them when they bought the Snowboard. Don't do any major changes in the angles of your edges unless you're certain you know what you are doing.
You will want to detune the tip and tail edges beyond the effective edge. Detuning the tip and tail edges will prevent your Snowboard from catching too early in turns. You can tell if your board needs to be detuned by running the back of your nail across the edge of the board. If you see any of your nail on the edge your edges need to b de-tuned. Using a metal file run it at a 45 degree angle repeatedly on the contact points of the board until the edges become dull.
Dakine Edge Tuner Tool Features
2 Year Limited Warranty
Precision guide for side edge filing
Two sided tool offers the choice of a 0 or 2 degree bevel