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Getting first board tuning - should I?

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I just picked up snowboarding for first time this year - the Burton Deja Vu Flying V. As I understand it, they haae a great factory tuning and I've been very satisfied with the ride.

 

I've gone probably ~7 times this year to Blue Mountain, which has mostly hard groomed snow and more-than-average icy patches. I've also tried some glades and have gotten some nicks on my board.

 

Given that I'll be doing a ~5-6 day ski+snowboard trip, I'm wondering if I should get them tuned before I leave.

 

1) How do I know if I "should" or "need to"?
2) Anything I can do about the surface nicks? Mainly don't want them to get any larger!
3) If it's been serving me fine here in Ontario weather, surely it should be even better conditions in Vermont and maybe I wouldn't even need the tuning?

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To properly do it yourself, you need tuning equipment.  Don't bother, not worth it for you. I think Corbett's in Oakville has a deal on a full tune for $30, they're right off the QEW on Speers Rd.  

 

If conditions are icy, your edges might take a beating.  I remember one day at Stratton it was brutal and my edges got SMOKED.  Thankfully I brought my own tuning equipment so I could fix them.  

 

Blue can get icy, but Vermont can as well.  Hard to say, depends on the weather really.  The runs are soooooooooo much longer than Blue though, so if your legs can take it, you'll get a ton more vertical in per day. Which also means your edges will get a ton more work as well.

 

Personally I'd say get a tune before you go.  Better safe than sorry.  After spending a bucket of cash on your awesome Vermont trip, it's not really worth skimping on a tuneup.  Just spend the $20-$30 and enjoy the New England slopes!

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I ended up bringing it in - they said the edges would probably be fine, but worth getting hot wax

 

So I left the edges and I got a wax. At the start of next season I'll get a full tuneup! :)

 

Thanks guys

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