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Old 12-12-2007, 08:30 PM   #51
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anyone know where i can get a good horse hair brush from???
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When i think of horse hair, i think of the bow for string instruments.
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Don't you guys even do a trip out to Sun Peaks or Big White with the group?
Yes, but I don't have the time to go this year.

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When i think of horse hair, i think of the bow for string instruments.
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I guess i am flattered that this thread still has mass attention.

It just helps everyone in the end. =]
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about cleaning the board prior to wax... do u use any solution?

i saw a solution i can purchase at comor
as well read somewhere to warm up the board a little and then scrap the old wax off?
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about cleaning the board prior to wax... do u use any solution?

i saw a solution i can purchase at comor
as well read somewhere to warm up the board a little and then scrap the old wax off?
You can use paint thinner, that stuff works alright.

There are some enviro friendly solutions, that smell like citrus.....I personally use that, as I rarely have the need to clean my boards.

Generally I apply a generous amount of wax on the dirty surface, and then allow the iron to lift the dirt from the base of the board to the top of the new wax, that takes a little longer but it also does work.
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Hey Vangruver, any tips on what kind of wax to use for Vancouver snow? Well, I mainly go to Cypress. It seems that my Dakine all weather Indy wax have rubbed off really quickly.

After 1 night of 9 runs, the base looks unprotected. I'm also out of wax now, so I'm planning to buy new wax. Any pointers on what to get?

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Hey Vangruver, any tips on what kind of wax to use for Vancouver snow? Well, I mainly go to Cypress. It seems that my Dakine all weather Indy wax have rubbed off really quickly.

After 1 night of 9 runs, the base looks unprotected. I'm also out of wax now, so I'm planning to buy new wax. Any pointers on what to get?
If you have the time, do a hot wax, tempurature specific. Trust me it works wonders if you are riding into flat areas.

I have tested out a -6 to -20 tempurature wax for cypress on new years day, and it was BY far the best I've used.

The thing about temp spec wax is that you have to change it based on your day to day usage. Which means, wax and waxing it again. You will move slower than molasses in other conditions if it's not set rigth.
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and drip the wax of choice onto the running surface. And then another wax of choice on the outer 2 inch's ensuring that its more durable for edging, and no dry spots later on.

Generally the wax that is placed on the edges are extreme cold temp wax, and is heaps harder than the running surface wax.
christ on a cracker...you just learned me somethin new! cant wait to try that out, thanx man!
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this is an entertaining thread, and old... :P anyways for horse hair brush unless you have a proper base grind and are racing you dont need it as it is a finishing brush, use a copper or nylon those do fine in our wet climate. DONT put base cleaner or paint thinner on your base!!! base cleaner was made by ski companies so you buy more wax, if you use it you are taking out all your hard work as wax will build up inside your pores and accumulate to make you go faster. Dont use an iron with holes in it. Always go tip to tail when working one your base. There is no such thing as a factory wax or grind unless you get volkl's highest end skis. Most skis and boards are dragged across a belt and wont absorb wax till you get a proper grind from a shop. As for edges they come from the factory generally at 90degrees and not consistent, if you are not a ski technician or very experienced I would recommend you get the edges done by a machine for the first time then its a million times easier for you to tune them your self once the side edge is set, for normal recreational riding you dont even need this though. If you want to ask me some more specific questions feel free to ask away
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this is an entertaining thread, and old... :P anyways for horse hair brush unless you have a proper base grind and are racing you dont need it as it is a finishing brush, use a copper or nylon those do fine in our wet climate. DONT put base cleaner or paint thinner on your base!!! base cleaner was made by ski companies so you buy more wax, if you use it you are taking out all your hard work as wax will build up inside your pores and accumulate to make you go faster. Dont use an iron with holes in it. Always go tip to tail when working one your base. There is no such thing as a factory wax or grind unless you get volkl's highest end skis. Most skis and boards are dragged across a belt and wont absorb wax till you get a proper grind from a shop. As for edges they come from the factory generally at 90degrees and not consistent, if you are not a ski technician or very experienced I would recommend you get the edges done by a machine for the first time then its a million times easier for you to tune them your self once the side edge is set, for normal recreational riding you dont even need this though. If you want to ask me some more specific questions feel free to ask away
someone beat me to the base cleaner thing haha
base cleaner dries the shit outta your bases which you don't want
if you want to clean your bases wax them and then scrape them while the wax is still warm because the warm fresh wax pulls a lot of shit out of your base then wax again as normal
i usually don't scrape my skis out of laziness i just let the snow rub the wax of itself
and to get horse hair brushes find a KUU or Sidecut Racing dealer near you
horse hair is really expensive (like $30-$40 for a brush) so if you aren't a racer nylon is fine
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It goes both ways.

In the hands of a mis informed person, of course base cleaner is a waste of money.

I'm not trying to back up my statement, but cleaning out dirt and sap from spring riding prior to a new season does help.

Doing an over wax to pull up dirt doesn't always work.
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i agree with you
as long as you don't use the base cleaner every time you wax it is all good
i'd say use it in only in situations when you base is really dirty

i grew up racing so i'm all about making bases as fast as possible
i never knew what base cleaner was till about 2 years ago haha
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The snow's falling and falling hard!

i read in the latest winter thread that some of you want to learn how to hotwax.

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