How to sharpen your snowboard edges
Edges are the metal rims that go around your snowboard. The backside edge allows you to turn with your board to the outside. The frontside edge, however, allows you to turn inwards. With repeated use, these two edges become dull, lose their grip and become less effective. To restore their grip, it is necessary to sharpen them, i.e. to sharpen them with a suitable file.
To find out if your snowboard edges need sharpening, there is a simple technique. Run a fingernail over it: if your nail is not scratched, the edges must be sharpened.
► Clean the edges and the sole with the cloth. The sole is the part underneath the board that is in contact with the snow.
► Place the snowboard on its edge and secure it so that it does not move (ideally use a vice).
► Adjust the sharpening angle of the sharpener (from 90° to 85°).
► First sharpen the side of the edge without pressing too hard with the file of the sharpener. The side part is located towards the edge of the snowboard, we talk about the edges.
► Then sharpen the part of the edge under the board.
► Once you have finished sharpening, remove the threads (also called burrs) with the edge eraser. Run it along the entire length of the snowboard.
► Turn the board over and repeat the operation with the other edge.
The job is done! Be careful with your fingers when handling your board, sharpened edges can cut.