With all the elements from the Dakine Deluxe Tuning kit, and the addition of the Adjustable Temp Tuning Iron, The Dakine Super Tune Tuning Kit has everything you'll need for an entire season of ski or snowboard maintenance, From tuning and filing edges, to scraping, repairing, waxing, and polishing bases, it's the perfect kit to keep your ride in peak shredding condition throughout the year.
Frequent use of your Snowboard will result in damages to the Snowboard's base and edges ranging from small scratches to major cuts so owning a Dakine Super Tune Tuning Kit is a very key piece of equipment.
Included in the Dakine Super Tune Tuning Kit:
Adjustable temperature tuning iron
Please follow the guide below on how to tune your snowboard
Snowboard Tuning Guide:
Give the base a good clean with a soft cloth and your chosen base cleaner, this will remove most of the grime, you don't want to iron this back into the board when adding your wax.
We recommend doing this a couple of times to make sure you have covered the whole board.
If you have small gouges in your Snowboard surface you can repair those using a P-Tex candle, larger gouges should be repaired by the experts.
Applying the Wax
Please follow video on how to wax a snowboard.
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 of 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:
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.
Smoothing the Edges
Once all the basic deburring and edge tuning and detuning have been done, you can use a whetstone to smoothen out all the edges.
Please follow video on how to smooth your snowboard edges.
Dakine Super Tune Tuning Kit Features
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