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Old 12-15-2008, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So is the factory wax good enough to go snowboarding with? I have been jumping around a little bit on my carpet with my board so do I need to re wax it to go boarding or should it be fine for one day?

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You'll get a day at most out of it.

Factory/machine wax is identical to rub-on wax.
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so should i hot wax it before i go? or should i just go once before having to wax it again
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I'd personally just wax it right away. You'll noticed a bit of slowing and scraping near the end of your first day. The factory wax I have had experience with is good for only a few runs, not a few trips.
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alright... is it better to let a shop wax it? I dont have a snowboard iron and i dont really feel like buying one as i just broke the bank on my new set up anyways.. how much does a shop usually charge for a wax?
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Pro shops charge different amount depending on the type of waxing you get. About $10-$15 is common where I have been. You save money in the end by buying your own stuff. I wax every 3 or 4 trips. A $30 iron doesn't seem so expensive after all. And you can buy wax in bulk.
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Be careful, some shops like to use machines for waxing.
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Be careful, some shops like to use machines for waxing.
you're in vancouver right?

What about boardroom? Or westbeach?
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There are lots of threads already on here about waxing. If you're broke now, sure send it to a shop there are places you can get it done fairly cheaply. However I'd really recommend learning how to wax it yourself. It's super easy, it just takes time. Snowolf put up some great videos to help you DIY the first time. I think waxing yourself is a good way to bond with your equipment, it'll help you see if there's any damage, or if you're wearing your board out in a weird way. Dakine sells a good kit, or you can assemble the pieces yourself in 30 mins at Home Depot or Canadian Tire. I took my board to a shop once and only once for a wax and was totally dissatisfied with the job they did -- to their credit though, once the season starts, they've got dozens of boards to wax everyday and just can't give your $$$ board the TLC it deserves.
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If you cant afford a "waxing" iron, goto Good Will and buy an iron for 2 dollars, buy a plastic window scraper from the dollar tree, and some good all temp wax from your local shop. If your feeling fancy even some aluminum foil to cover your iron so you dont have to deal with the holes...maybe cost you 10 bucks total max.
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