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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2009, 10:06 PM
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Board Damage on Heelside?

I'm a noob to snowboarding and lately i've taught myself to brake and turn only on my heelside. At the end of the day I noticed that my board is whiter on the heelside part than the rest of my board, but it doesn't look scratched up. How do I deal with this? Should I put something on that area? should I get it repaired? Should I wax that part differently? How?

I was riding in icey snow for a couple of hours and then moved over to manmade snow which was a bit softer if that helps.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2009, 11:09 PM
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sometimes the wax on my board fades white on the edges too. i have heard that it is nothing to worry about, and that the white will actually go away if you rub your finger on it or something. i wouldnt worry, as long as you arent taking too much time between waxing jobs
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I just waxed it the day before. Is there a such thing as scraping off too much wax?
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From what I've seen, I have to re-wax sooner if I ride icy or man-made stuff a lot. The wear does look like what you are describing, tho - whiter along the edges/surfaces you use more. A re-wax does the trick in these cases since you said you didn't see any scratches or damage.

If you ride a lot in the same conditions, I've seen a bunch of peeps here recommend putting colder temp/harder wax on just those edges.
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i have never heard of such a thing as scraping too much. i mean if you start gouging your base thats different but i would def go down to a really cold temp wax if you are riding manmade and ice.
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