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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 01:53 AM
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Depending on the conditions, the wax will wear off yes but the board wont glide too well until it does.

A snowboard works by melting a thin layer of water underneath the base and effectively floating on that. Wax facilitates the melting process but it is the structure of the base which channels this layer of water and prevents it from sticking.
A thick layer of wax will cover up the structure of the base entirely, which can lead to a vacumn effect when molecular attraction sucks your board down on the snow like a suction cup.

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