Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my site. I hope you find it helpful in your snowboard journey. Maybe you have just bought your first board or maybe you have been boarding for many years, but either way my hope is that you will be able to learn some new information here and apply it to your love of this so called sport of snowboarding!
I work to provide you with relevant content, articles, and information as to not waste your time. The less time it takes you to learn how to tune your board and where you can go to get the tools to do so, the more you can be on the mountain shredding with your friends and family, becoming more and more connected to the board on your feet.
HOW IT BEGAN
I didn’t start snowboarding until I was in my mid twenties. My first time on an actual hill (not just a small hill on a golf course), I rented all the gear and took a lesson, not knowing anything about the gear I was using.
A con of starting a little later in life like this, is that I was wayyyyy behind the 12 years old racing by me on the hill while I was sitting on my sore butt from bailing out on most of my attempts to turn. A pro of starting that late was that I knew I had found something special and had the money to go out and get a board, boots, and bindings. I knew I needed to buy all my own gear as soon as possible as to maximize my time on the hill and ultimately save money by not having to rent gear every time.
Once I had the gear, I realized and learned the more I went that I needed to take care of my gear in order to make sure it lasted as long as possible. Once you realize this, there are really two options…pay someone to tune your board…or learn how to do it yourself. Being a tinkerer, I chose the latter. I messed around with my bindings position and set up. I watched videos on how to wax, sharpen and clean my board…and I was hooked! Don’t get me wrong, I still have had a shop tune up my board if in a bind, but I really like to do it myself if I can. And after following me here, you will be able to too!
PAYING IT FORWARD
Since I have taken the time to learn some tips and tricks to keeping your snowboard tuned up without having to take time and money having a shop tune it for you, I wanted to pass along that knowledge to others.
Others may not be as much of a tinkerer as I am, so you can benefit from my trial and error and save some time and money. Now, there will always be some tinkering that needs to take place with your own set up and how you like it, but my ultimate goal is to help you in that process and save you time and money.
It’s fun to know how to get the job done yourself and it will empower you to know that you don’t have to take your gear into a shop if you don’t want to. Also, you can teach your friends and help them tune their gear much like I did! We’ll all be spreading the love!
I hope you find the information here useful in your snowboard journey. Whether you love to hit the park all day, glide along the buttery groomers, or find the powder stashes in the trees, I want your gear to be in the best shape possible to do whatever type of riding you do!
I’ve been the guinea pig for you. I’ve done the tinkering. I’ve watched the videos. I’ve bought the tools. And now you get to benefit. Happy riding and tuning!
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
Founder of Tuneyoursnowboard.com