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Old 12-17-2008, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i wuz wondering how much of a difference brushing after scraping the wax off is. I have a sintered base so apparently there are grooves or stuff in it so there are channels for the water (i rly dont know wth im talking about...), but how much of a speed difference wud i notice if i brushed it? also, i dont wanna drop 20 bucks on a brush so if i were to get one, where wud i find one for cheap? thnx for ur help.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not enough to notice. if want to get all randy with your base then go ahead and scrape it normally then brush it or hit it with an abrasive cleaning pad. i cant think of the name right now... not a brillo pad but they are green and abrasive ...total brainfart... duh. the brushing action helps remove the wax that fills that spaces produced from the base structure.

you are on the right track with the structure... it is a pattern cut into the base material via a stone grind. the stone itself can be prepped in a variety of ways in order to make different patterns, or structure, in your base. the structure does move water created from the friction b/t your deck and the snow out to the edges (or the back). different structures can also help you hold speed better as well as helping your board glide better in different snow and weatehr conditions... but few would ever notice the difference outside of racers and folks that work in a shop with a stone grinder and have the opportunity to screw around with different structures and then go ride on them.
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you can use any brush that has stiff plastic/vinyl bristles. the type of thing you find for like scrubbing the floor, or dishes even. walmart or any hardware store will have brushes. the idea is just to create more channels for the water to move down.
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Scotchbrite.
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Does anybody structure their base? What tool do you use?
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Does anybody structure their base? What tool do you use?
I got mine done by a shop, I find in spring it makes a huge difference.

I do my own waxing, and the brush is important to get wax out of the grooves at the end.

If I didn't structure my base I think scrape plus scotchbrite plus your first run would do it.
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I haven't structured my own base

here's a video though

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Alpine rocks plus a little speed.
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Alpine rocks plus a little speed.
Unfortunately that's how I started my season in the low tide shark teeth of volcano riding. Now I need to ride mushy corn like it's sheet glass dawn patrol epicness.
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Unfortunately that's how I started my season in the low tide shark teeth of volcano riding. Now I need to ride mushy corn like it's sheet glass dawn patrol epicness.
Then get deep structure ground in, wax daily, surf the corn like its 30' tubes at Revelations.
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