Originally Posted by SimonB
Factory wax on my NS was crap.
NS (and almost everyone else) does not hot wax a board in the factory. They mannually apply a rub-on liquid (in just seconds). I wouldn't ride on an old board with only that wax job. I certainly wouldn't ride on a new ($500+) one that way either.
I am not knocking them either. It is a light base coating. Even they would tell you to wax it before actually using it.