I am aware of a number of techniques that people use (rub-on followed by blow torch/heat gun, ironing with a paper towel/rag after letting the board cool, etc.), but I am not buying it - there will always still be some excess wax and it should be removed. Now, if you are out in corn and man-made snow some of the stuff might come off while riding, but I doubt our fluffy Japan pow will have the same effect...
Its not really a matter of debate, but preference. Like I said this is from old skiers who have been doing it for decades. If the pow is fresh, buff and channel(with a brush) your wax. If its not, then it doesn't matter, the snow will fix it for you. Of course if you leave alot on it will take more than one run, and you may go slow lol. I tend to leave excesss wax on in the fall and spring because of all the manmade and warmth, the snow just chews through wax jobs.
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