Base grind/waxing questions
I was wondering a few things about this. I had a base grind done on my M3 two seasons ago because it had a few relatively deep gashes in it. It seemed to remove a lot of the squirlliness (sp?) when riding and the tech explained to me that a lot of boards aren't even all that flat on the bottom brand new from the factory. Are there any reasons to get a basegrind aside from deep scratches? Do boards really arrive in the package inconsitent (ie not flat)?
And waxing...I think it was TWS I read the article in but it was about the olympics and Shaun White etc. saying that the pros in the olympics waxed their boards a rediculous amount of times (like 30 each or more before the events started IIRC) because no matter how much you wax a board you can still get more wax into the base. So, if I wax the piss out of my board once daily up until the real season hits, could JI potentially have to hot wax it less during the full season and be able to get away with just rub on more often?
Are these just peoples opinions or more fact?
Hot waxing gets old, well atleast the scraping.
Last edited by Mr. Right; 10-11-2007 at 02:09 AM.