sharp edges provide better grip on the snow enabling you to carve at speed with more control mmm gently rub your thumb along each edge if they feel dull rounded or bird it's time to sharpen them for this you will need a proper ski or snowboard edging tool this has a built in guide enabling you to maintain the correct angle start with the base edge applying light pressure move it smoothly down the board from the nose to the tail do this a few times always in the same direction ensuring the file is flat on the base while the guide is flush with the side edge your strokes should begin and end at the white points just before the board curves up towards the tip and tail the ends of your board don't need to be sharpened in fact they are usually detuned to prevent twitchiness once you've done both base edges switch the tool around so that it's in the side edge position depending on the tool you might be able to set the exact angle that it intersects on the corner a standard edge tune is 90 degrees though for more aggressive carving or hard snow you might opt for 89 degrees or less again begin at the wide point near the nose and work your way to the corresponding wide point at the tail always using the guide to keep the file flush pay close attention to any sticking points this usually indicates a burr in the edge so go over these areas a few times until you can run the file smoothly all the way down using only light pressure now check the edge by gently rubbing a thumbnail across it at various points the corner will scrape small bits of nail off without much effort job done

How To Sharpen Your Snowboard Edges | Whitelines Snowboarding

3 thoughts on “How To Sharpen Your Snowboard Edges | Whitelines Snowboarding

  • July 28, 2019 at 1:39 am
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    Thanks! Simple and to the point, best vid I've found in my searches and my edges are now good to go

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  • July 28, 2019 at 1:39 am
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    Can you provide link to purchase that edge tool?

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  • July 28, 2019 at 1:39 am
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    I like my nails 🙁

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