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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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Base not flat across width?

Hi guys I just got a new Never Summer SL(my first higher end board) and was really excited to get this thing ready to rock, so I got a tuning kit and waxed it up(my first time doing it myself). I did a hot scrape first, then an initial base layer of wax followed by an all temp wax.

Every time I applied wax I noticed it was a little harder to get a smooth layer right by the edges as I ironed(almost like any extra wax was getting sucked up in those areas), and the same edges were not really cleaning up well when I started scraping. The middle and tips of the board scraped very evenly, but on both sides of the board there is basically a 3/4" strip right on the edge that follows the length of the base which seems to be recessed just a hair, making it harder to smooth out. Basically if I take my scraper, which is long enough to span the full width of the board, and run it down the length getting everything as smooth as possible, I will still have rough spots right on the edges. I have to take a smaller scraper and try to work out those low spots, which is kind of a pain.

I was under the impression that the base of the board should be perfectly flat from side to side and only have camber and rocker from tip to tail. Is there something wrong with my board, or is this normal? Maybe the new board is really thirsty and sucking up all the wax near the edges as it cools, leaving nothing to scrape. Should I try to use extra wax on the edges to make everything level?

Any input would be appreciated, thanks.
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