Anyone who is an avid snowboarder knows how important it is to select the right type of snowboard for his specific style whilst also considering elements such as cost, quality, reliability and the reputation of the manufacturer. What some may fail to take into account is how crucial it is to properly maintain a snowboard in order to keep it in top condition. A perfect snowboard can become lousy over time without the required maintenance and tuning that is necessary. Luckily, there are several snowboard tuning kits available that can help snowboarders to make sure that their boards are in peak condition for the peaks.
One of these packages is known as the Dakine Super Tune Tuning Kit. Dakine is a manufacturer of equipment for many different types of alternative sports and has been in existence since 1979. After developing their own series of snowboards, Dakine decided to branch out into developing their very own proprietary snowboard tuning kits as a way to provide their customers with direct access to maintenance and modification. Before investing in any kit, it is vital to know whether or not it will live up to expectations. In the following review, we will discuss the specifications as well as the pros and cons of this tuning kit to determine how well it performs.
- The container is a large, multiple pocket case with zipper
- The adjustable temperature tuning iron allows for specific maintenance procedures
- High-quality edge tuning pool
- Includes 10-inch wax scraper and a wire cleaning brush
- P-Tex pocket stones
- Octane bar wax (all temperatures)
Pros and Cons of the Dakine Super Tune Tuning Kit
The first positive thing about the Dakine Super Tune Tuning Kit is the price. Many customers who reviewed the product said that they had been taking their snowboard to be professionally tuned on a regular basis but now they own the Dakine kit this is no longer necessary. Whilst the kit does cost around $90, this is a lot less than a professional tuning; and of course the kit lasts a lot longer. A further positive is the ability of the iron to maintain its set temperature; many other irons do not handle this aspect of the tuning process so well. The container bag is also designed well; it appears quite durable and contains many deep pockets that allow for the storage of all included equipment plus additional things that the user may wish to keep with the kit. After reviewing customer reviews, we found that almost every customer was impressed with this particular Dakine snowboard kit.
The main complaint about this Dakine tuning kit is that there are no instructions included showing snowboarders how to use it properly. If you are an expert this won’t matter to you too much but if you are new to tuning a quick online search should be able to provide you with what you need to know.
Extreme Sports Final Thoughts
The Dakine Super Tune Tuning Kit is one of the better and more affordable snowboard tuning kits on the market. At just $90, the price is perfect, especially when you consider how long the kit will last.