Polishing & Detuning
A polished edge runs smoother and faster, plus it makes turning
and carving more enjoyable. Slight burrs and nicks do make a difference!
It is recommended that the edges be de-burred with a fine diamond stone,
and polished as required with a Gummi stone to maintain a smooth glide.
Detuning prevents catching an
edge to make the ski/board less grabby
or hooky for easier control. To de-tune simply
dull the edge using a Gummi stone (held at a 45° angle) at the
tip and tail contact areas (about 3 inches each end). Note: on short
shaped skis, detuning may make them twitchy because
there is less effective edge surface.