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can tell whether the base is actually flat. Pozidriv Some soft bindings, as well as hardboot heels, use pozidriv screws, which look exactly like philips head screws. Filing the side edge will create a file burr, which is a microscopic ridge of metal at the corner of the edge that hangs over the base. Most base edge tuners are designed so that when the file stops cutting, the correct edge bevel is achieved.
Buy a new board. Use a nylon brush and wax remover to clean. A variation is to run more aggressive bevels underfoot and at the tail, and less aggressive angles up front. Make 1 or 2 strokes with the diamond stone, rolling it from flat to 45 to feather the transition from sharp to dull, for about 10 cm around the edge/tip or edge/tail transition. Wax for Slushy spring snow There are a few options for slushy spring and summer snow: One option for spring and summer snow is to use cheap low-temperature wax, and apply a polymer on top the wax such as Zardoz NOTwax. Then swab some isopropyl alcohol around to de-grease the surfaces, since the oils from your hands will prevent a good bond. For pond skimming, use Zardoz. Don't allow the base cleaner to soak into the base.