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Old 11-14-2011, 03:32 PM   #176
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Hey mr. snow guru! (aka vangruver ) Got any reccomended places to get boards waxed? I have 4 to wax , and 1 small repair on my libtech. Also do you wax your own or take them somewhere? I'm considering picking up wax/iron/scrapers/cleaner etc. , because with all those boards the money savings should add up
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:18 PM   #177
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Hey mr. snow guru! (aka vangruver ) Got any reccomended places to get boards waxed? I have 4 to wax , and 1 small repair on my libtech. Also do you wax your own or take them somewhere? I'm considering picking up wax/iron/scrapers/cleaner etc. , because with all those boards the money savings should add up
you want a good job?

or do you want a machine job?

most places when they say they do a hot wax, it's with a machine that has a heated roller that just applies semi warm wax to your board. I know that the boardroom, and sport check? sport mart does hot wax, but i'm not sure if every tech there will provide a quality that you'd appreciate, as if you'd do it yourself. So it's good to ask the tech staff at any shop you take your board to, how long they've been working on gear for, and what their method is.

There is a thread that I started [look at my started threads] about how to hot wax your snowboard/skis. dig it up and read it, bump it up if you want to as well. It's a worthwhile read.

the absolute BEST place to get a hot wax done is at Vancouver Ski and Board services.

However, that being said. You can invest aprox 100+ on an iron, some plastic scrapers, a metal scraper [for base repair] some pads for polishing a base after waxing, and some ptex and go to town with your snowboards/skis

Annually, I invite about 5-10 of my snowboard crew over to my place to have a wax party. just another excuse to have people over, drink beers, bullshit about the season, and watch videos.

something to think about
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:08 PM   #178
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you want a good job?

or do you want a machine job?

most places when they say they do a hot wax, it's with a machine that has a heated roller that just applies semi warm wax to your board. I know that the boardroom, and sport check? sport mart does hot wax, but i'm not sure if every tech there will provide a quality that you'd appreciate, as if you'd do it yourself. So it's good to ask the tech staff at any shop you take your board to, how long they've been working on gear for, and what their method is.

There is a thread that I started [look at my started threads] about how to hot wax your snowboard/skis. dig it up and read it, bump it up if you want to as well. It's a worthwhile read.

the absolute BEST place to get a hot wax done is at Vancouver Ski and Board services.

However, that being said. You can invest aprox 100+ on an iron, some plastic scrapers, a metal scraper [for base repair] some pads for polishing a base after waxing, and some ptex and go to town with your snowboards/skis

Annually, I invite about 5-10 of my snowboard crew over to my place to have a wax party. just another excuse to have people over, drink beers, bullshit about the season, and watch videos.

something to think about
i agree with you 100%
doing it yourself is the best way to learn and do a consistent job.

Barry at VSBS is the next best thing....or arguably the best thing.

Vangruver, do you work in the industry?
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:29 PM   #179
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i agree with you 100%
doing it yourself is the best way to learn and do a consistent job.

Barry at VSBS is the next best thing....or arguably the best thing.

Vangruver, do you work in the industry?
lets just say i've been around the industry long enough to drink legally in the united states
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:59 PM   #180
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After ptexing/metal scraper/brush then applying wax after when I scrape the wax off i'm still getting more ptex than wax coming off...
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:15 PM   #181
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After ptexing/metal scraper/brush then applying wax after when I scrape the wax off i'm still getting more ptex than wax coming off...
was that english?

i think i know what you're saying.

but my question is, are you using a metal scraper to remove wax?
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i got a stupid question... im thinking of wearing my motorcycle helmet while snowboarding just cuz i feel like doing something stupid. is this allowed on the mountains or do they have rules against this? specifically whistler mountain.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:42 PM   #183
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i got a stupid question... im thinking of wearing my motorcycle helmet while snowboarding just cuz i feel like doing something stupid. is this allowed on the mountains or do they have rules against this? specifically whistler mountain.

No rules. Do what you want. A lot of boarderx racers where dot aproved open face helmets. And a few of old friends of mine that freecarve wear leathers.

Go nuts

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Nope metal for ptex plastic for wax.
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was that english?

i think i know what you're saying.

but my question is, are you using a metal scraper to remove wax?
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:40 PM   #185
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Just a heads up boys and girls! Grouse is officially open tomorrow, and will be the first local mountain to offer night skiing/riding. I'm going to be up there with a couple others on sunday. Are you going to be hitting it up, Vangruver?
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:26 PM   #186
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:56 PM   #187
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:11 PM   #188
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Hey mr. snow guru! (aka vangruver ) Got any reccomended places to get boards waxed? I have 4 to wax , and 1 small repair on my libtech. Also do you wax your own or take them somewhere? I'm considering picking up wax/iron/scrapers/cleaner etc. , because with all those boards the money savings should add up
take it to these guys.. simply the best, and awesome prices too!

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so you were the one in the winning Cypress video, in the red glasses.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:33 AM   #190
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so you were the one in the winning Cypress video, in the red glasses.
i see what you did there

and yes, that would be me.

claim to fame being the first to win this contest. so i couldn't care less if i don't win this year.

however, having acquired a ft videographer and editor, and a ft photographer for this season's antics and acquiring sponsors to create silly stupid videos means I'll have more to show once we get more footage.

right now we've been having too much fun riding to film.
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looking for new pants for boarding
i'm still a novice so i fall alot...i just need something that's 100% waterproof.

is 5K mm waterproofing enough? or should i go for 10K mm?

is it worth it to get one with the 3M Thinsulate feature?

i'm looking at oakley's 100% polyester snow pants
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Bought my seasons pass to whistler then went home to visit my parents and they told me "we sold your skiis/boots/poles on craigslist last night for $25"
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Hello from VGH acute emergency care!

Fractured my velvis yesterday and have been sleeping my day away here.

Look like I'll be riding in 6-8 weeks
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Fractured my velvis yesterday and have been sleeping my day away here.

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Fractured my velvis yesterday and have been sleeping my day away here.

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Hey guys I've been boarding for 3 seasons now and I'm finally in the market for a snowboard set.
I'm 5'6 145lbs shoe size 8.5. So, as suggested by a couple calculators, I'll need a board ~150cm high.
Not looking for anything fancy. But a good quality brand is preferable. maybe under $200 for the whole set?
Not picky on freestyle/free ride. Just want a good basic board so I can stop renting.
PM me if you or someone you know has a set for sale! Thanks
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