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Choosing & Tuning a Snowboard : Tuning a Snowboard: Finishing Belt

Choosing & Tuning a Snowboard : Tuning a Snowboard: Finishing Belt


The last step of the tuneup process I’m going
to describe to you, is what’s known as the Base Grind, or Finishing Belt, and basically,
both processes are the same. The Base Grind uses a very fine, gritted paper, because what
it’s supposed to do, is take away any scratches or anything, and it will reveal any deep gouges
in there. Once you’re done with the first Base Grind, you go in there with epoxy, and
you fill in anything that it couldn’t grind away, and then what the Finishing Belt is
supposed to do, is, it’s supposed to get rid of all the bumpiness that the epoxy leaves,
after you drip it. I mean, it does fill in the gouge, but it doesn’t make it nice and
flat, so what you’re going to need to do with that, again is, same exact sort of thing as
the Base Grind. If this was to be the edge of the belt, go at an angle on it. Hold it
tail to tail, and just press, and this one, you don’t really want to apply that much force
to it, because it’s just supposed to smooth it, but with the Base Grind, you do want to
put something behind it, because you’re trying to show, what is wrong with the board.

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