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Old 01-17-2007, 07:14 PM   #26
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totally agree

I hotwaxed last night and hit Seymour for half a day this morning... so much SMOOTHER
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:38 PM   #27
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Anyone try One Ball Jay wax? Is it any good? I picked up some from Coastal Riders today.
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hey where do you get your wax and scraper?


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totally noob question: what's the point of waxing? My brother keeps talking about how he should get his board waxed when we're up at the hill.
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totally noob question: what's the point of waxing? My brother keeps talking about how he should get his board waxed when we're up at the hill.
A quick google search on 'why to wax a snowboard' brought up this:
http://www.abc-of-snowboarding.com/s...how-to-wax.asp
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:22 AM   #32
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A quick google search on 'why to wax a snowboard' brought up this:
http://www.abc-of-snowboarding.com/s...how-to-wax.asp
thanks I thought it was maybe only something for people who do tricks should do. I now know otherwise
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totally noob question: what's the point of waxing? My brother keeps talking about how he should get his board waxed when we're up at the hill.
Another way to look at it is this.

Why do women constantly moisturize?
Snowboard bases are much like the epidermal area on your body, if you leave it be, it becomes white and flakey.

Wax is the lubriderm/nivea/glysomed/vaseline of the snow world.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:39 PM   #34
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Another way to look at it is this.

Why do women constantly moisturize?
Snowboard bases are much like the epidermal area on your body, if you leave it be, it becomes white and flakey.

Wax is the lubriderm/nivea/glysomed/vaseline of the snow world.
lol.. as bad as it sounds, that's a helpful analogy
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lol.. as bad as it sounds, that's a helpful analogy
If it helps,

Since I gather you're not a serious snowboarder. As in, maybe once-in-a-while a season snowboarder, you can get away with not waxing so much.

The more serious you get, and the more demanding your riding becomes, then usually that when I would pay more attention to maintenance, as well as to how often and to what type I use.

I can also imagine, you don't use high-end decks. Although waxing is always a good idea, I wouldn't be so fussy with it if I were to only use the SMX, 5150 and etc low end decks that one may find in Sportmart or SportCheck.

So yeah, for your brother, I don't know, but for yourself, I think you can get away with once or twice a season waxing.

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I should be clear, this is only my personal opinion and am saying in no way that waxing is a bad idea. (Just in case I might get misunderstood here)

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Since I gather you're not a serious snowboarder. As in, maybe once-in-a-while a season snowboarder, you can get away with not waxing so much.
yeah I just got into it this past season. I did it a few years ago once, but didn't ever go again until the beginning of this year. I only went about 3 or 4 times because I injured myself at the beginning of March and didn't heal until the end of the month, so I just decided the season was over for me. I'm going to try and go as much as possible this year, but I know I'll probably never get into tricks and stuff like that
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Anyone know how long I should be riding on the factory wax before I should put some more on there? Or should I redo it anyway just in case? The board's new, but it's an 06-07 so it's been sitting a while.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:26 PM   #38
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Anyone know how long I should be riding on the factory wax before I should put some more on there? Or should I redo it anyway just in case? The board's new, but it's an 06-07 so it's been sitting a while.
rule of thumb. factory wax is only placed on a board for protection, for transport and to keep the base moist prior to someone buying it.

Generally wax with your prefered wax prior to taking it out, so that you know when the board was last waxed.
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when scraping the wax.. should you be able to feel the base? like little bumps from the design on the bottom of the board?
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^^^ Yes. In fact I like to scrape until there's no more wax to scrape.
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Old 11-16-2007, 05:24 PM   #41
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when scraping the wax.. should you be able to feel the base? like little bumps from the design on the bottom of the board?

Well don't do it with arnold strength....meaning, when you scrape your skii's/boards scrape will the excess wax is removed. When you find there isn't any more wax, don't scrape anymore, you "may" damage your base.

This is why you want to use a plexiglass or hard plastic scraper.
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yea i used a plexiglass scraper
when i went the other day i noticed spots under the bindings werent scrapped off enough... is that normal? I scraped off in long strokes from tip to tail
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It's normal. I used to be very fussy and make sure I would get the wax underneath the bindings as well. But when you go 2-3 times a week and wax your board on a weekly basis, I stopped caring about the wax under there.
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does this get any wax on the iron?
or should i get an iron just for waxing
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11 bucks hotwax @ sportcheck.
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does this get any wax on the iron?
or should i get an iron just for waxing
You would want to get an iron JUST for waxing, unless you like to mix wax on your delicates. Mind you that would make it extremely waterproof.

But yes, you would want to find a cheap iron, you can pick up one from valu village for less than 5 bucks. Preferably without steam holes, but with steam holes will work just fine.

Follow those steps and you will be golden =)
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11 bucks hotwax @ sportcheck.
I charge $10 plus i file edges and do a way better job

sportchek's waxing job is kind of meh IMO as well.

Save yourself the $10, follow these instructions, invest in good all-temp wax, or whatever you fancy.. and do it yourself

it adds up at the end of the year man.
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^ You in Surrey? I need my skis done and I don't have access to an iron + wax anymore.
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I signed up for some chinese club @ ubc and I get free board waxing (it says unlimited) at north shore ski & Board.
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