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Leon87
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Post by Leon87 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:25 am

So ive tested out a couple of boards i build over summer.
(Esc.Snowboard Co.) face book group

Pretty happy with them actually, they have held up really well.
One thing that i can't work out is that i find it hard work transitioning from one edge to the other........also feels like the edges stick to the snow and can cache pretty easily.

Anyone know what causes this and how i can fix it for future boards?

Thanks

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Post by twizzstyle » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:27 am

Are you properly tuning the edges? Catchy/grabby edges could just be burrs on the edge?

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Post by gozaimaas » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:19 pm

Too wide and too much camber by the sounds of it

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Post by vinman » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:11 pm

Proper bevel and detuning. Too sharp is not a good thing.
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Post by Leon87 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:02 am

Hi

Definatly not due to the edges not being tuned proper(I'm a ski tech)

its hard transitioning from one edge to the other...... especially at lower speeds...

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Post by vinman » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:46 am

I'm not a snowboarder nor do I make boards, but I would think that too much torsional stiffness might make a board feel that way...???

Possibly something to do with the dimensions/turn radius?
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Post by Dtrain » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:04 pm

To tortionally stiff, edge high base, the contact points are in the wrong spot when compared to the camber, there is way to much camber, the board is way to wide for your foot.

Any of these could be a factor.

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Post by gav wa » Wed May 21, 2014 4:54 pm

Make it full rocker. No more catchyness.
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Post by knightsofnii » Fri May 23, 2014 4:44 am

detune tips alot.
our grinders make the edges razors, we have to detune and polish edges considerably to get it to be like a "factory tune".

tips must be bent up prior to the widest point of the board, to reduce the catchiness of the contact points.



even an "expensive" autofeed grinder will have some vibration and can lead to micro divots or tiny tiny magnetraction in your edges. we now spend a bit of work afterwards with stones to clean them up alot.
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Post by gav wa » Fri May 23, 2014 6:06 am

Not really much of an answer possible with such little information though. It's like saying "my car makes a funny noise, what is it?"

Turn initiation is hard to work out even if you are riding it. To work it out online you would need to give a whole heap of info about shape, profile, camber etc.

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