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Waxing a Snowboard

The most common misconception about Snowboards is that, with today's high-tech Snowboard Bases, waxing is no longer necessary. On the contrary, those who wax their Snowboard regularly and properly, glides better.

The Benefits of Waxing a Snowboard



First of all, Waxing a Snowboard is one of the easiest things that you can do to increase the performance of your Snowboard. Waxing makes the board easier to control, thus, it glides much better, increasing both your speed and the ease of turning. With this, you won't tire easily. Second, waxing prolongs the Snowboard's "useful life" since waxed bases are more resistant. Consequently, you get the most from your Snowboard. Lastly, Waxing can reduce the risk of minor damage to the base that disturbs the riding performance. With this in mind, both the pleasure and enjoyment of Snowboarding increases.


What you Need to Wax a Snowboard

  • A dry room that is well ventilated
  • An old sheet for the wax to drip on to
  • Two blocks of wood to prop the board up on
  • A Plexiglas or plastic scraper for excess wax
  • A quantity of Snowboard Wax
  • An old, non-rusty iron (for best results, use a non-Teflon) if not a special waxing iron
  • An abrasive pad for polishing


How to Wax a Snowboard



There are several different ways of Waxing Snowboards. The easiest way is to let someone else (like your local board shop) do it. But, if you prefer to wax your board yourself the following are steps to guide you on How to Wax your Snowboard. Although there are different kinds of wax for different purposes, a general Snowboarding Wax will do the job in most cases.
Snowboard Waxing: Applying the Wax Applying the Wax
Hold the wax bar against the hot iron and let the wax drip on the Snowboard. Set the iron on a heat that will cause the wax to melt, not to start smoking.
Snowboard Waxing: Spreading the Wax Spread out the Wax
Once you have dripped some wax on the board smooth it out with your iron. Apply a thin layer to the entire base of your Snowboard. Allow the wax to cool off and get into the base.
Snowboard Waxing: Removing excess Wax Remove excess Wax and Smoothen
Use a Plexiglas or plastic scraper to remove the excess wax. Now polish your base with an abrasive pad to smoothen out the surface.


To get the most from your Snowboard, wax it about every third time you use it. Also, have it edged regularly during the peak season. Still, wax and edge your Snowboard more frequently if you are an aggressive boarder or if you ride a lot on ice and hard-packed snow surfaces. Keep in mind that even boards that are not used are subject to oxidation through UV radiation and other environmental influences. Thus, it is important to wax it also during transport and the summer break.

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david
Monday 15th December 2008 at 11:15:37 AM  

what type of abrasive pad?

adam
Monday 15th December 2008 at 9:14:03 PM  

i once heard that you can use candle wax to wax your board true or false?

brian
Saturday 27th December 2008 at 1:34:57 PM  

False, candle wax will seep in, but it will just slow down ur board, candle wax would be a wax for warm weathers.
there are two type of waxes Cold and Warm
warms ones are softer and slide better on slush, and warmer temp; Cold waxes slide better on ice and colder temp.
Unless ur planning to use ur board at later on in the season when it gets warmer...
I suggest just go buy sum board wax its less then 20 bucks

craig
Tuesday 30th December 2008 at 1:19:25 PM  

just wondering, how to apply paste wax on to a snowboard please?

nick
Monday 5th January 2009 at 9:33:53 PM  

adam earlier said "i once heard that you can use candle wax to wax your board true or false?"

-;I have never heard of that, but i still wouldn''t try it anyways you could run the risk of ruining a perfectly good board for a stupid reason

Fhernando
Monday 12th January 2009 at 5:04:32 PM  

Candle wax ha ha... wrong board dude, that might work when you need traction eg: Surfboard!

dylan
Sunday 25th January 2009 at 6:52:53 PM  

how often would u need 2 wax ur board throughout a season?

E
Sunday 25th January 2009 at 11:06:45 PM  

Ha, yeah, I put candle wax on a rail once... slowed it down considerably....

Craig M
Wednesday 28th January 2009 at 10:32:35 PM  

Candle wax vs Board Wax:
Candle wax is a parfin based wax with no quality other then it will burn.
Board waxes generally have PTFE teflon added to them( a good ratio is a wax with a least 50% PTFE)when properly applied and buffed(mild scotchbrite pad) your board will sing along and help you get over those small rises on fire trails we always encounter in Mountain Parks. Look for board waxes on sale at the end of the Season usually at 50-75% off. Good luck boarding and remember to wax wax wax :)

pebble
Wednesday 4th February 2009 at 9:00:45 PM  

yeah!! what kind of abrasive?? i think you need to add one more step to this useful information.... "polishing"

Web
Sunday 8th February 2009 at 5:09:18 PM  

Use a green abrasive pad, like one you would wash dishes with.

Beans
Thursday 12th March 2009 at 11:49:36 AM  

My tips on waxing (I have worked at a snowboard/ski shop for most of my adult life)

1) WAX WAX WAX!!! you can apply more than one coat and more than one type of wax depending on the conditions...I use an all temp wax, wait a few mins till the board is WARM, then wax it again with either a Red or Yellow wax, and then again wax it with an all temp wax.
2) Scrape board WARM!!! It is not necessary to let the board cool completely, it will only make it more difficult to scrape on your own...if you lay multiple layers of wax, scraping it warm will suffice.
3) Plastic Scrapers, that are sharp or brand new, work best! Use your thumbs and your fingers to curve the typically straight and firm scraper more like a ( with a curve to scrape...dont forget to remove wax from your edges!!!
4) BUFFFING IS KEY!!! A Green or Red Scotch Brite Pad is what we use...Glide with pressure from tip to tail ONLY!!! Not in a circular motion! From tip to tail in a back and forth motion

It is a completely essential part of snowboarding! Practice makes perfect

mr.hammer
Monday 16th March 2009 at 10:02:30 AM  

my tips on waxing
ive been waxin my board since i was six first ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS USE ALL TEMP WAX (unless youre going somewhere really really cold it will crack and slow you down)
use a metal scraper not plastic it will take more wax off so you have a more even surface.
use a brush to polish not a dish washing pad. a hard bristle brush like a horse brush and only go with the snowboard never make circles or go edge to edge. only go nose to tail.

if you are really looking for speed condition your wax wiht dakine wax conditioner it will moisturize the factory wax and make your shit fly

good luck kids and go shred

Tlyer
Monday 20th April 2009 at 9:53:38 AM  

I have only been snowboarding for like 2 years and im beast but i dont know how to wax my snowboard help?

Chris
Sunday 6th September 2009 at 9:25:43 AM  

Hi
I was wondering if someone could tell me what kind of wax to buy, and where to buy it from, if I''m snowboarding down to -20 weather. (I live in Fairbanks, Alaska)

johnnyalonso
Thursday 8th October 2009 at 3:59:03 PM  

mr.hammer - great breakdown on the waxing steps and requirements for newbies and not so newbies for waxing tips. im with u when it comes to the all temp wax (east coast boarding), metal scraper is excellent to use when wax is still lightly warm. ive used plastic scrapers like "beans" advice posted above yours - and they work well too - but plastic scrapers go dull a lot quicker over metal - whatever - they both do the trick :) ive been also using a stiff brush to polish (lengthwise, nose to tail direction only - NEVER circular motion) this gives your board that "glassy" feel which is so awesome when catching speed and carving heavy. ive never tried the dakine wax conditioner to moisturize the wax for extra speed - but it sounds like it would work. ill give it shot this season. thanks for the tip bro and everyone else enjoy the season.

Kimmy
Wednesday 21st October 2009 at 5:59:43 PM  

I bought a used bored a while back but someone else picked it up for me. Bottoms pretty rough, lots of scratches and something that feels like a sticker? I don''t even know if it''s supposed to be there.. anyways. does waxing do any good for covering this stuff up or is it gonna ride like shit and i should just scratch and get a new one? The old one i had was PERFECT whole bottom felt like a brand new board...

Brian
Tuesday 27th October 2009 at 5:35:13 PM  

Thanks for the advice everyone. I tried my hand at it today. I am pleased to say, it turned out better than when I used to take it in! I was told to always use all temp wax when I went in to get the wax. An old license plate held at a 45 degree angle makes a great scraper, just so everyone knows.

Brian
Wednesday 28th October 2009 at 7:28:52 PM  

where do you get wax from.....to do it yourself.

esder
Thursday 29th October 2009 at 3:09:45 PM  

i have the bottle of wax but does a new board need to be scraped or does it just need to be waxed?

Luke
Wednesday 4th November 2009 at 5:22:56 AM  

can you use skateboard wax? Where is a good place to buy snowboard wax? I live in Germany.

Mariah
Sunday 8th November 2009 at 9:11:48 AM  

Hey I have a flow board and have been boarding for 2 years. I haven''t tried to wax my board myself or even had it waxed with melt wax ssince i''ve only used it for 1 season. but i have MX universal pro wax. I''ve used dakine high performance all temp afterburner paste wax which seems to work pretty well. Any advice on what to do would be appreciated :) thanks

Huck
Friday 20th November 2009 at 1:27:57 AM  

Well snowboard wax is good but does it affect the skidding as in a boardslide for a rail

davidar_23
Tuesday 1st December 2009 at 6:10:53 AM  

I still tend to get my board waxed at my local shop as they do a cracking service and I dont have space in my flat to do it at home.

I''ll admit that I dont keep it as waxed as I should and I have been using the Dakine speed wax to pep it up during a week on the hill and if I am heading out at short notice (I''m in Scotland so it can be VERY short notice)

Whats the consensus on the Dakine speed wax - good or bad???

mark
Saturday 5th December 2009 at 12:33:44 AM  

how do i know my snowboard is waxed its bran new and i dont know if it is or not

parker
Monday 7th December 2009 at 10:14:01 PM  

scrape it with hard with your thumbnail

Curtis
Wednesday 9th December 2009 at 7:27:54 PM  

Hey, I just got my board waxed and reconditioned at a shop. It appears that they did an awful job. there is a textured porous surface, a flat surface that when rubbed with a thumbnail, wax will come off, and a raised glue like surface with edges that dont smoothly run back into the base. is this how your board is supposed to be when it comes back from a board shop, like will it all go away when i start riding? or did they do a god awful job?

kitemap
Monday 14th December 2009 at 4:53:37 AM  

Curtis,
They didn''t finish it, so yes that would class as an awful job. Simple to do yourself though. I use an old credit card as a scraper which works a treat.
If on the other hand they had waxed it at the end of the season then it is good not to scrape, leave the wax on until you are about to use it again, then re-wax if you want.

HM
Thursday 17th December 2009 at 8:16:40 PM  

i just got a new board and i dont know what i sould do? do i have to wax it before i ride it for the first time or can i go a few times without waxing...? i am totally new to this.

nick
Tuesday 22nd December 2009 at 12:37:59 AM  

HM: you do''t have to wax it if it''s beand new. The board is factory waxed, I usually wax mine like every 3rd session. I''ve been using scotch pads to buff it. is there another brush or somthing that works better?

Killjoy
Friday 25th December 2009 at 2:05:47 AM  

Hey;
I got a snowboard used and I don''t know if it is horrible to ride on or what. I know that having deep nicks is bad and I have a few of those. And the metal on the side of the board is OK I guess. I know I need a wax job and I can''t afford to bring it to the shop. Can anyone give me pointers on what stuff to buy exactly. I honestly don''t know the difference between the waxes. I watched the video on YouTube on how to wax your board. It was simple to understand but I don''t know what to buy. And the new snowfall was wet and heavy so does it matter what wax I buy? Is there like an all purpose universal wax or what because sometimes we get a nice powder and other times we get a really heavy and wet fall. Any comments or tips will be helpful. Thanks.

Ian
Sunday 27th December 2009 at 4:41:28 PM  

Most New boards will come pre-waxed with a factory wax. It is a very low profile wax and will usually last maybe 1 day. I would suggest One Ball Jay wax, and buy the right wax depending on snow conditions. I wax my board every day before i ride

Michelle
Monday 28th December 2009 at 11:54:21 AM  

Hi um i was wondering... well i am waxing my board and i think it mite be messed up like i am using swix wax and i put it on and it melted but i cant melt it into the board HELP!!!!!

Doug
Wednesday 30th December 2009 at 9:35:02 AM  

What can I put on the bottom of my board to slow it down? I spent the whole night on my ass.

AJ
Friday 1st January 2010 at 1:15:35 PM  

Hey I just got a snowboard whats the best wax to use for 1 to 40 degree weather

Adam
Sunday 3rd January 2010 at 6:32:06 PM  

how long can the factory wax hold up until you need to get a real wax? and i have a chip in the edge of my board. should i just take it to a shop and get them both taken care of?

sickit
Monday 11th January 2010 at 5:37:26 PM  

how frequently do you wax your board?

michael
Monday 11th January 2010 at 7:41:29 PM  

I have Dakine Afterburner paste wax, does anyone know how to use this. I assume just rub it on, and not sure how to polish it?

Scott
Tuesday 12th January 2010 at 7:50:50 AM  

Hi, i have a new board and used it once, i have the Dakine afterburner wax and was wondering when to start using it and how often???????

TJ
Wednesday 13th January 2010 at 3:44:45 PM  

Hey, I''ve never actually waxed my own board before, but was shown how a year ago by a very experienced boarder. For some reason, I thought I remembered him recommending to scrape all of the old wax off the board before every new waxing. Is this a good idea? Thanks guys, I appreciate all the good tips on here.

Sam
Thursday 14th January 2010 at 11:31:22 PM  

what are the pros and cons to using hot melt wax to using spray on wax. and also how often should you grind your edges.
thanks

Aaron T.
Sunday 17th January 2010 at 12:54:17 AM  

AJ- they make warm, cold, and all temp wax. it should have the temp range on the package. ususally warm is gonna be for about 28 degrees and cold is for less than 28 degrees. I prefer the all temp or the warm wax but it all depends on your location and mountian conditions.
Adam- I wouldnt try and ride on the factory wax for more than a day or two. If your chip is strictly on the base of the board. prep your board as if you are gonna wax it (i.e. scrape the old wax off and clean the area) at most snowboard distributers they sell whats called a P-Tex candle. Personally i like to rough up the chip with a heavy grit sandpaper or even takin a safety pin and scratching the surface. I have had better results this way. It just adds more anchoring points for the candle to stick to. What you wanna do is light the end on fire and wait for the black carbon resudue to burn off, once that happens drip the p-tex into your chip/scratch untill it is completly filled in. Some people like to let it harden completly but personally I scrape, sand, and smooth the repair a little bit before its completely hard.
TJ- Yeah you wanna scrape off the old wax before you apply a new coat. Before every season I like to get all of my wax off from the season before with a fine grit sandpaper.
well good boardin and quit snakin me in the park. seems to be happenin alot this season.

Aaron T.
Sunday 17th January 2010 at 12:54:40 AM  

AJ- they make warm, cold, and all temp wax. it should have the temp range on the package. ususally warm is gonna be for about 28 degrees and cold is for less than 28 degrees. I prefer the all temp or the warm wax but it all depends on your location and mountian conditions.
Adam- I wouldnt try and ride on the factory wax for more than a day or two. If your chip is strictly on the base of the board. prep your board as if you are gonna wax it (i.e. scrape the old wax off and clean the area) at most snowboard distributers they sell whats called a P-Tex candle. Personally i like to rough up the chip with a heavy grit sandpaper or even takin a safety pin and scratching the surface. I have had better results this way. It just adds more anchoring points for the candle to stick to. What you wanna do is light the end on fire and wait for the black carbon resudue to burn off, once that happens drip the p-tex into your chip/scratch untill it is completly filled in. Some people like to let it harden completly but personally I scrape, sand, and smooth the repair a little bit before its completely hard.
TJ- Yeah you wanna scrape off the old wax before you apply a new coat. Before every season I like to get all of my wax off from the season before with a fine grit sandpaper.
well good boardin and quit snakin me in the park. seems to be happenin alot this season.

Jake
Friday 29th January 2010 at 8:46:43 PM  

Great read. Everything needed to wax/repair a board is listed two or three times. Just picked up used board and plan to tear in to the bottom and fix it but good.
Thanks for al the info and see you on the hills!

Jake
Friday 29th January 2010 at 8:57:45 PM  

Great read. Everything needed to wax/repair a board is listed two or three times. Just picked up used board and plan to tear in to the bottom and fix it but good.
Thanks for al the info and see you on the hills!

chiro
Saturday 30th January 2010 at 6:49:21 PM  

i have baord and it has a few small cuts on the base is there any way i could fill them in with out going 2 a shop because i live down south no where near a mountain or board shop but it just snowed a foot here and imma gonna used sk8 ramps 4 triks but any way would car wax work to wax my board up? my dad said it would work but i wanted to ask u guys first reply fast pleas because im going out 2morrow!

Mac
Tuesday 9th February 2010 at 5:13:57 PM  

hey, i''ve snowboarded for a little over nine years... i''m only thirteen and im having trouble with my wax, it seems to get flakey after it cools, an help?

Lucky
Friday 12th February 2010 at 9:42:41 PM  

hey just wanted to make a comment about the "new boards" Ive noticed this season that the brand new Lib Tech boards are kind of dry when they come out of the box, so when purchased i would ask your local shop to through in a quick layer of all temp wax

Rich Marcus
Saturday 13th February 2010 at 5:29:37 PM  

Just got a new Arbor board. Do I need to wax it before riding?

rick
Sunday 21st February 2010 at 2:49:00 PM  

what is the best way ti repair chips in the top deck?

Bryce
Friday 26th February 2010 at 6:09:31 PM  

get a new board

Bob
Sunday 7th March 2010 at 8:10:27 AM  

After you wax how long should you wait before you can get back on the mountain.

Kyle
Friday 2nd April 2010 at 10:08:10 PM  

Hi, my board was never waxed and I rode it about 6 times this winter, and now its stored in my basement. Is it a problem that I didnt wax it at the end of the season? Will that become a problem? Also, is it okay that im sotring it laying on its side? Thanks.

Willy
Thursday 22nd April 2010 at 5:02:24 AM  

I never have used Board wax, i have use butter or glue on my board works very good you should try it.

Justin
Thursday 20th May 2010 at 7:57:32 PM  

Its kinda late but i just had an idea to follow up on the candle wax question. I have already done it, and im just waiting for someone(or my self) to slap me in the face when it ruins my board this winter....anyway i was thinking. use it as the summer protection coat to protect it from UV and moister, and its practicly free.
that way were not using the nice stuff just to store it.

Again slaps or kudos welcome. Im probably getting a t6 or supermodel x anyway

Ride on!

scott
Friday 21st May 2010 at 11:14:09 PM  

can you use surfing wax

vicente
Monday 9th August 2010 at 8:02:49 PM  

ive bought a technine snowboard and ive use it like 3 times and i wanna wax it cos it already has sings of use any recomendentios of producs and of the process i will really thank it to you...

Connor
Thursday 12th August 2010 at 8:11:58 PM  

Do you want a layer of wax on the bottom of your board? Or just have wax in the scrapes and leave the base clean?

Chris
Friday 27th August 2010 at 11:04:36 AM  

vicente -

i have recently begun using Whacks Wax ( http://whackswax.com ) and I have not been disappointed. As for the process the article above describes it well.

Snowskool
Friday 8th October 2010 at 4:50:35 AM  

Great article - remember the factory wax on a new board is usually good for a while

pete
Monday 18th October 2010 at 11:18:41 AM  

just wondering. can you use car wax on a board? or is it completely different?

Dan
Wednesday 20th October 2010 at 6:50:25 PM  

Car wax is completely different

Jamie D
Saturday 23rd October 2010 at 12:39:53 PM  

How important is it to use a non Teflon iron? I have a bran new Teflon iron but I''m not sure if it will wreck my board or what.

Terry Hertel
Sunday 24th October 2010 at 10:31:22 AM  

hit me with good questions and I will supply the facts.
You can''t use skateboard wax on a snowboard as it is sticky. You want a wax that makes the base slick.

bob
Thursday 28th October 2010 at 12:39:30 PM  

Hey what kind of Iron do you need?

nad8e
Monday 15th November 2010 at 10:14:52 AM  

I used the $6.92 Walmart iron turned up about 80% of the way. It works, however you have to be patient with it because it seems to go in cycles where it won''t melt as well against the board... then a few seconds later it will make the wax look wet.

snyper
Monday 29th November 2010 at 6:11:40 PM  

hey just starting snowboarding this year what kind of board should i buy and what brand

NothinButSnow
Friday 3rd December 2010 at 5:50:24 PM  

Also at the end of the season its good to wax your board but DO NOT scrape it, this will keep it fresh for the following season.

kyle
Sunday 12th December 2010 at 10:03:33 PM  

So I have a new lib-tech board and i have been out on the hill a couple times I went to wax it and in spots the wax is cracking. I''m using some swix hydrocarbon wax if anyone knows why this is happening please post, i''d love to know why.

DaSnowPro
Saturday 18th December 2010 at 3:26:57 PM  

Candle wax works just fine!! You get much better speed with it!!!

AJ
Sunday 19th December 2010 at 10:53:04 AM  

Does skateboard wax work on your snowboard.

Eric
Tuesday 21st December 2010 at 11:32:14 AM  

Im using candle wax =D

philly
Tuesday 28th December 2010 at 1:53:21 AM  

I get my wife to apply a generous coating of KY personal lubricant to the bottom of my board before I go mash pow, gets me all fired up

Aaron
Tuesday 28th December 2010 at 11:54:27 PM  

Is mr. Zoggs sex wax for surfboards okay???

duh
Tuesday 4th January 2011 at 4:54:24 PM  

are people going to realize that no one is answering your stupid questions? learn to google

herpderp
Thursday 6th January 2011 at 12:45:09 AM  

To answer questions...
NO CANDLE WAX, or Sex wax, or surf wax or Skateboard wax they are for GRIP.. You Want SLIP.

And bob when your board hits Room temp (1-3 hours) you are good to go! IF you forget and need to board a quick wax is fine but afterwards you should give it a full wax.

Snowboardgeek
Sunday 9th January 2011 at 10:30:44 AM  

The wax provides a water repellent barrier to the snow and therefore allows you to glide better and get improved performance from your equipment.

kingkoopa
Monday 10th January 2011 at 2:26:07 PM  

I need to pick someones brains!! Im gunna have a go waxing my board. Got some Dakine wax coming in the post, not sure what temp at the mo. Anyway, after its ironed it on, to get the optimal performance out of it should the base be absolutely completely flat heel to toe? Just need to check cos I had it done at a shop and it came back concave (heel to toe). Think some a numb-skull might of been let loose on it, now I need to sort it out as goin away soon-they''re sending the free wax in the post cos they said it should of come back flat after I questioned it!! Thanks in advance.

CBAKE
Monday 10th January 2011 at 2:49:16 PM  

for an abrasive pad, i use a scotchbrite pad. the "polishing" is also called buffing. take the pad and grind it down the base of the board from nose to tail. This is to help prevent catching in grooves in the snow and knock off any excess wax

maak
Friday 14th January 2011 at 8:07:03 PM  

How long do i wait after applying the wax to the snowboard when do i start to scrape it

das
Sunday 16th January 2011 at 12:02:12 PM  

ya everyone make sure to use only candle wax you will be the best gaper out there.

liblover
Sunday 23rd January 2011 at 3:15:51 PM  

why dont you do us all a favor and go eat your candle wax !!!

bob
Wednesday 26th January 2011 at 2:58:04 PM  

bro why don''t you just go grab some real wax and call it a fricking day

Marie
Thursday 3rd February 2011 at 8:18:41 AM  

Before applying some wax, don''t forget to use a base-cleaner. Some people may tell you that it''s pointless, however, I think it will allow the wax to penetrate deeper into the board, and therefore be better for it.

After applying the wax (and to make things clear, NOT candle wax), you''ll have to wait about 15 minutes. If you storage wax your board, you''ll have to wait about 30 minutes before being able to store your board.

Zack
Tuesday 8th February 2011 at 5:37:57 PM  

i waxed my board and scraped it but it dont seem smooth to me its like sticky what should i do

ez
Wednesday 9th February 2011 at 10:29:49 AM  

Zack: Snowboard wax does tend to be a bit sticky, especially after scraping. Notice how the scraped pieces stick to everything?? The purpose of the wax is to cause a light amount of friction with the snow to create a thin layer of water between the base and the snow. This is what causes the board to glide nicely. So the wax will feel somewhat "sticky" when you run your hands over the base. Be sure to use a scotchbrite bad or something similar on the base after scraping. Press lightly and move it from nose to tail to "buff" it. That''ll make it nice and smooth and less "sticky."

Zeke
Monday 14th February 2011 at 8:29:47 AM  

If you want to take your waxing seriously listen to thise tips. Wax your board with SWIX (its the only good shit) the night before and let your board stay out side in the cold. This will allow the wax to seep into the pores. Then scrap the board with the scraper pushing the wax into the board in long strokes going with the grooves of the board. Then buff with a brass brush in long strokes with the grooves of the board and finnish with a nylon brush in quick buffing movements with the grooves as well and you should be going faster than ever. I learnd these tips from the us snowboard team.

Eli
Tuesday 1st March 2011 at 2:37:43 AM  

Way if I''m at the hill and I don''t have time to go to the shop? Could I just take my wax and put it on my board?

Bull
Tuesday 8th March 2011 at 9:20:08 AM  

I just bought a brand new Burton v rocker board.I''ve taken it out on the mountains about twice.should I wax it yet????

Geoff
Tuesday 22nd March 2011 at 12:58:06 AM  

-Eli: Yes you can just take a stick of snowboard wax and rub the bottom of your board with it. This is called rub-on waxing. It isn''t as effective as hot waxing but will work in a pinch.
-Bull: You definitely should wax your board after one or two runs. Follow what everyone above says to do. They know what they are talking about.

NBS Joe
Friday 20th May 2011 at 10:00:32 AM  

This is really useful

tallenT
Sunday 4th December 2011 at 9:49:18 PM  

listen to this fellow boarders-don''t use skateboard or surf wax. Use all temp. wax, polish with scotch bride. Now for people who trim edges, theres and tool you can buy. if you dont have a tool, use embry cloth, 280 grit works great to get rid of rust and tune your edge. NO FILES!!! easy to round your edge doing it that way

Bob
Tuesday 6th December 2011 at 6:01:58 PM  

Hey, I just poop (seriously, no joke, you should try it) on my board and then rub it all in, it seems too work really well on those cold icy days on the groomers!!!!!,

aj gee
Friday 16th December 2011 at 5:42:36 PM  

hi, i was wondering if waxing your snowboard will make you stick on rails and boxes? please help!! thanks!

joe
Thursday 5th January 2012 at 4:53:15 PM  

hey i want to wax my board but i dont want to use hard wax and an iron what other ways are their to wax it

ricky
Wednesday 18th January 2012 at 4:12:54 PM  

@aj gee
you wont stick to rails, when i go i actually feel like its more slick


 
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