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How often do you wax your board?

Sunday 24th February 2008 at 10:39:09 AM

techross
Rank: Green Slope Bunny
#Posts: 27
#Points: 27
 
I was just wondering how often you wax your board I do it at the end of every season. I want to know because some people say it affects your rails and stuff if you wax more.
Thanks.
 
 


Ride hard or don't ride
 
 
 

Monday 25th February 2008 at 10:30:41 AM

kewlguy53403
Rank: Bunny Hill Material
#Posts: 9
#Points: 9
 
I wax it when I start to get a few grooves in the bottom of it. Sometimes I can go more then 1 season like this, sometimes you will hit some nice lava rock that rips your 24 hour old wax job up :) It wouldn't hurt to do it at the begining of the season along w/ a edge sharpen though. I go aboutonce a week Dec-Mar and live in the midewest. (not much to hurt your board on...)
 
 

Monday 25th February 2008 at 1:06:16 PM

sumoboy
Rank: Blue Slope Beginner
#Posts: 53
#Points: 53
 
I wax every 3 days of riding. I can't stand not being the fastest in my crew LoL.

 
 

Monday 25th February 2008 at 1:47:10 PM

Paradoxjosh
Rank: Green Slope Bunny
#Posts: 45
#Points: 45
 

i have to agree, every 3rd day es bueno!

 
 



Happy Trails!
 
 
 

Monday 25th February 2008 at 2:21:29 PM

techross
Rank: Green Slope Bunny
#Posts: 27
#Points: 27
 

Do you guys wax it your selfs?

 
 


Ride hard or don't ride
 
 
 

Tuesday 26th February 2008 at 8:15:47 AM

kewlguy53403
Rank: Bunny Hill Material
#Posts: 9
#Points: 9
 
It's not hard, once you do it a few times it's easy. Just make sure you put something down that you can roll up and throw or shake out, as if you were going to be carving wood or something..

You can do hot wax or quick wax. Hot wax is what you get if you go to a shop, quick wax is for doing right away quick like:


 
 

Wednesday 27th February 2008 at 2:37:23 PM

Shyguy9
Rank: Blue Slope Beginner
#Posts: 150
#Points: 150
 
waxing at least every 3 days of riding if im not the one who has the est waxed board im not the guy who has the happy face =)
 
 


Mountain lover david
 
 
 

Wednesday 27th February 2008 at 2:40:05 PM

Shyguy9
Rank: Blue Slope Beginner
#Posts: 150
#Points: 150
 
i like hot wax and all but i like cold wax too becuase cold wax provides a faster sequence but if i get hot wax its definetly not right before a race or a terrain (yes i compete in comp's. (no its not pro.))but i do hot wax like maybe a day before boarding
 
 


Mountain lover david
 
 
 

Wednesday 27th February 2008 at 4:17:27 PM

msmotoa
Rank: Green Slope Bunny
#Posts: 28
#Points: 28
 
3 days... old school hard wax
 
 

Saturday 1st March 2008 at 2:02:50 PM

Snow Wolf
Rank: Super Member
#Posts: 347
#Points: 348
 
It depends on the snow conditions. For nice, soft mid winter pow I can go several days without re waxing. But in the spring when it becomes very abrassive corn snow, my base is dry after one day. Ice is also very hard on wax and you will see the whitish dried out areas along your edges after a day of riding. Wax is not only good for you the rider, but also protects your base. If you have a sintered base which all quality boards have, the bas can actually be damaged by letting it run dry for prolonged periods. The pores in the Ptex get clogged and harded and then the base wont hold wax.
Waxing is easy, doing it yourself is easy and you will save a ton of money doing it at home. The hardest (work wise)part is the scraping after applying the wax. When riding on ice and corn snow, you really don`t have to go any further than the scraping part since after your first run, it will be polished. On softer, wetter snow or pow, you will want to go the extra step and brush your base to a high gloss. For an extra dose of speed, use a cork block. I have a waxing tutorial on video that I posted.
Complete detailed snowboard waxing demonstration video:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three
 
 

Monday 10th March 2008 at 2:10:31 PM

hoduka
Rank: Bunny Hill Material
#Posts: 7
#Points: 7
 
I usually wax the board 2-3 times a week but it is depend on the snow condition:) burton and toko waxes are good
 
 

Wednesday 19th March 2008 at 11:13:33 PM

brunobsoares
Rank: Bunny Hill Material
#Posts: 2
#Points: 2
 

3 DAYS FOR SURE!

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?! THIS LAST TIME IN VAIL 2008 I GOT THAT BLACK WAX (FORGOT THE NAME), IT'S THE ONE THAT SKIERS USE TO COMP. THAT SHH IS FAST AS HELL!!!!!!! NOBODY COULD BEAT ME AT THE MOUNTAIN. THERE WERE NO PUSHING IN FLAT!!!! GET IT, BUT USE A HELMET.
 
 
 
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