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Old 12-17-2008, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i left my board at the shop yesterday to get waxed..come back today..hadn't been scraped yet..as if they have anything better to do. anyway so i got to watch him scrape the wax which im glad so i can make sure he didnt fuck my baby up. anyway..he pretty much rushed it cus he figured i needed it done fast..gets it done in less than 5 min and i go..knew he didnt do a solid job..cus there was a patch here and there that if i run my fingernail down i accumulated some wax. anway since i dont have an official scraper..whats the next best thing to scrape with that wont damage your board..i was thinking maybe one of those car window scrapers..they look similar almost kinda..? sigh..first and last time i ever let some noob at a snowboard shop touch or wax my board.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yea you def need to learn how to do it yourself, way better and there is a sense of pride you get with your own wax.
job. so id say go buy some bluebird wax (they come with a scraper and has an edger on it $10) then you can o the job properly. then head over to goodwill (or other thrift store) buy a iron (got mine for 4.99) and some of these
or sponges with those on the top. there are plenty of videos on youtube with tuts on how to wax (sierra snowboards has a good one) but watch more then one. there are also plenty of write ups on how to do it. read one or two. its relly not that hard, and with practice you'll be a pro
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Those are Scotch Brite pads fyi. I like those for sintered bases but for extruded I like steel wool. If you don't know which you have, go with the SB. In case you don't know, the reason you do that is to put micro scratches in the base surface to reduce the suction effect your board has on the snow. It also increases your boards surface area slightly making it go faster. Whether that is a noticeable effect or not is arguable, but it takes like 45 seconds to rough up the base, so why not do it.
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I like using the scotch bright pads then following up with a hand towel to shine it even more.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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the leftover wax will come off in a few runs especially if your on ice.
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