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Arbor base not holding wax so well?

Anybody else notice their Arbor base not holding a hot wax so well? What have other people's experiences with Arbor bases been like?

So, I deep soak waxed a new Arbor Blacklist 4x before riding it the first time. I used Dakine all-temp wax, and the board's topsheet felt warm but not uncomfortably hot afterwards. After the first 6 hours of riding man-made stuff a lot of the base wax was gone from along the edges to ~2 inches inward. Even though I rode the board pretty hard that day, but didn't expect all the wax to be totally gone in some spots...chalky white, dried out spots with raised base material that actually felt rough to the touch. After letting the board air dry >24 hours, I waxed again 1x with extra wax into the base edges. Day 2 after just 2 hours of riding slush I rechecked the base and saw wax was already gone from along the edges to about a quarter inch inward. Normal for Arbor?
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