I purchased a Ride Fleetwood used a few seasons ago. It was nearly new, he said he used it once. I don't get out much, the board has been used maybe 3-4 times. I've been reading and watching videos on waxing that a user made here and found them good. But I'm just curious at some basics so everything I learned falls into place.
My board currently has tiny grooves in the base. Is this what they call "sintered" or "structured"? I don't know if what I'm looking at is the base, or the wax?
(see Image 1
Do those grooves stay there after scraping (before waxing)?
Also, in one of the videos I watched, they talked about the base being "dry"..
Is this haze that I see what they are talking about?
(see Image 2
You can see in the pic, if I scrape it with my fingernail, it goes away, but I'm not actually scraping anything off. Like there isnt anything on my fingernail. Is there any wax left on the board?
A friend of mine invited me over to put some Swix F4 paste type wax on the board before we go out tomorrow. Is this type of wax even worth it?