How To Tune Your Snowboard with Xavier De Le Rue | HOW TO XV

Tune your snowboard with Xavier De Le Rue

In this episode of How To Xv, I show you how I tune my snowboard for riding big mountain, as well as for everyday riding.

It does not get quite the same care and attention as when I used to race Boardercross, but even in powder, it makes so much difference to have a board that glides well and doesn’t catch due to rough edges or a dry base – don’t tell anyone but it actually took me years to understand that!

Edit: Tim Burgess
Motion Graphics: FX Pergola

Thanks to: The North Face, Fatmap, Rossignol, Smith Optics, Recco, Crosscall Mobile, Deeluxe Snowboard Boots.


Mirna Sypkens says:

Great tutorial! Love your wax workshop.

Ivano Del piccolo says:

This is a great video! Simple and to the point. What type of stones are you using? Also, what angle do you generally set your file to?

Zach Hilty says:

This channel is about to explode

mr mambo says:

Awesome vid mate. Proper base-care is a big part of having a good time out there.

ayadal says:

I’ve never detuned my boards. Is this recommended? I often ride in icy conditions and thought that its better to have a sharper edge. Should I detune them?

Lukáš Vrána says:

Good to know the tip with the skins :)))) I started to apply the wax different way – I put it on the iron and than rub it into the base – better area cover, easier to iron and no need to scratch so huge amount away 🙂 (I used to apply it like u before). Nice video :))))

imbert philippe says:

Super vidéo , ça m’a fait plaisir de voir que je n’étais pas le seul à tout farter à l’universel.

Matus Kuchyna says:

Nice to see you ironing, finally. But seriously: I like your way of simplifying the tuning process – when compared to scientific approach of experts e.g. from Toko. I would say that for backcountry use, this is as much as you need!

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