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post #121 of 441 (permalink) Old 09-12-2008, 03:39 PM
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factory wax jobs are rolled on!! not hotwaxed

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From what I know, new boards come pre-waxed already. So you should be fine for a couple of days. It also depends on what conditions you are riding and the temp of the snow.

My Rome Agent came pre-waxed, but the first time out was in mount hood during May, the snow was very rough and sticky and it ate through the wax in the first couple hours. For the next the Snowolf had to put some black summer wax which lasted much longer and gave the board a better feeling.
I recommend hot scraping to remove the factory wax (or use solvent sparingly if you must,and be sure allow it to fully evaporate) before applying a fresh hot wax. Most snowboard factorys only roll on a wax layer and its kind of a joke.. some of the higher end offering may have a genuine hot wax but I suggest you remove the factory wax job and apply some fresh stuff....when your base becomes dry it will be obvious that it needs wax..soo when somebodys asks how often should I wax my board this all depends on on how and where you ride...ie snow conditions humdidity temperature etc.. its diff for every rider..a dry base is obvious unless you are sightless... just pay attention and take care of your base.... it worth it..when in doubt? hot srcape and apply the fresh!!
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post #122 of 441 (permalink) Old 09-12-2008, 07:04 PM
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no no no.....use automotive wax on the top sheet ONLY!!!!!!!!!!! not the base. the waxes are different formulation completely....
post #123 of 441 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 08:51 PM
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These are some crazy good posts i feel like a board tech from just reading/watching them!...special thanks to the vids snowwolf. but i have a few questions what should i clean my board with kerosene or citrus smelling stuff?..and what would you guys reccomend..i take trips out about 5 times a year and board for like 4 days each trip..would you advise waxing before each trip or waxing during the trips so like every two times on the slopes? (hopefully your not confused lolz)
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These are some crazy good posts i feel like a board tech from just reading/watching them!...special thanks to the vids snowwolf. but i have a few questions what should i clean my board with kerosene or citrus smelling stuff?..and what would you guys reccomend..i take trips out about 5 times a year and board for like 4 days each trip..would you advise waxing before each trip or waxing during the trips so like every two times on the slopes? (hopefully your not confused lolz)
All you really need to clean your base is a good soft wire brush.
Wax before every trip and you should be fine.

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post #125 of 441 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 11:10 PM
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All you really need to clean your base is a good soft wire brush.
Wax before every trip and you should be fine.
Thanks man thats what i will do...how it sucks being a n00b
post #126 of 441 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 10:17 AM
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brushing the base does not "clean" it. Brushing opens up or exposes the structure in your base which helps it slide better and easier. Cleaning it involves either small amounts of solvent to remove dirt, pine tar what ever,. Hot scraping is another way to clean the base but more labor intensive.

Chk snowolfs tuning tips stickied on this site.. not a hassle its a labor of love taking of you stick.. keep the base moisturized and the edges smooth and your board will treat you well.. SEE snowolfs tuning and waxing techniques.
NEVER USE KEROSENE ON YOUR BASE!!!!!

DID YOU READ MY EARLIER POST????? NEVER EVER!!!!!
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Is there any difference in types of all temp wax?

or is wax just wax..any certain brand i should look for?
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There's no real difference unless you're a serious racer.

Cheap wax will do you fine.

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There's no real difference unless you're a serious racer.

Cheap wax will do you fine.
Yep for the most part...its more important to just keep it waxed by never letting it get dry.
post #130 of 441 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 10:33 PM
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There's no real difference unless you're a serious racer.

Cheap wax will do you fine.

thanks thanks...what about the like soy wax stuff? i heard its good for the environment but is it good for my board?
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