I read that its a good idea to take some colder temp wax (I usually put all-temp on my board) and rub it / drip it along the edges before you iron the board to help protect them more from harsher snow.
Since I will be riding a lot of man made snow and its pretty cold around here, would that be a good idea to prevent edge burn?
man made snow has sharp edges and will burn the base. I would suggest using a combination of of diff temp waxes on your base. If you are using graphite, rub it on fists, never drip on graphite!! rub on, then iron in.
I use a combo of grahpite,all temp, and cold...sometimes if it is wet, I use fluorocarbon all temp overlays for wet Pac NW conditions. If you need more info let me know.
if i have a new board and ride about half normal runs and half freestyle, would I need to do anyhting else to my board besides hot wax. Would i have to do anything with the edges. I have heardof edges coming really sharp but they seam pretty smooth. Any help is apprecieated.
Just depends how/what you're riding. YOu can tune the edges to catch less likely on rails, etc, but reduces turning ease/grip. You can optimize them for carving or ice. YOu can go middle of the road. Sharpening is almost a no brainer with a tool made for it, Sharpie marker, and a diamond stone to polish and de-bur. Probably want to detune tip and tail at a minimum.
Usually you need a fair amount of force for scraping, so I think your old ram stick'd
break. I've had good luck with a plastic car windshield scraper though.
heh. I tried it the other night, and was scraping for about 30 mins. One ram stick got dull, and I had to go to another.... and I also couldn't apply a lot of force, because the stick is so thin (both in terms of the thickness and the width) that it hurts the fingers in a way similar to when you learn how to play the guitar. I've got a real scraper coming in the mail tho, so this should be the last of my ram scrapers. =)
edit: I also put on too much wax, so that's another reason it took so long to scrape.