Originally Posted by Glenard127
Anyone have any new info about Smartbase in terms of not needing to wax, can/should you wax it anyway, and durability? I'm thinking about picking up the Rome Design but want to know if it'll be durable enough for the long term without waxing it.
I found an article about the technology and I think it was used on some skis before the Nitro and Rome snowboards.
waxing it can't hurt it IMO, your just filling in fine points and pores on the base. When the wax runs out you have the smart base. Plus it's hard enough to keep wax on the board so it'll fade eventually.
I already went ahead and purchased a ROME Design and from what I can tell it is HARDLY scratch resistant. I already got a knick or two from just moving it around (havent rode it yet). I am going to whistler in the morning and will be there for a week. I put a coat of wax on the board so I can wear it away all week and see how it performs at the end of the week. I'll let you all know how it goes. Later