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Old 09-22-2012, 02:42 AM   #351 (permalink)
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You don't scrape after hot waxing!?
it's an old school trick. if you are skilled, theres not much excess wax, first run of the day will fix it. Only exception is fresh pow. I scrape and brush my board all the time cuz I like to touch it alot.

but if I'm tired and rushed and theres no fresh, leavin it on there is coolio.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:58 AM   #352 (permalink)
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it's an old school trick. if you are skilled, theres not much excess wax, first run of the day will fix it. Only exception is fresh pow. I scrape and brush my board all the time cuz I like to touch it alot.

but if I'm tired and rushed and theres no fresh, leavin it on there is coolio.
Wow you must be really old

It's true though, do it enough & it'll start to look more & more like a factory wax, super thin & smooth. It's inevitable.

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Old 09-22-2012, 04:38 AM   #353 (permalink)
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yup...old school trick...like coloring in kindergarten
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:12 AM   #354 (permalink)
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I am aware of a number of techniques that people use (rub-on followed by blow torch/heat gun, ironing with a paper towel/rag after letting the board cool, etc.), but I am not buying it - there will always still be some excess wax and it should be removed. Now, if you are out in corn and man-made snow some of the stuff might come off while riding, but I doubt our fluffy Japan pow will have the same effect...
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:15 PM   #355 (permalink)
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i dont scrape, but then again i dont overload with wax



the dakine edge tuner is a side bevel file guide, the angled plastic goes on the base

to do the base bevel you will need a base bevel file guide
ok, so which pic is the right way?? and for a 2 degree is it 90 or 88 side?
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:54 PM   #356 (permalink)
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I am aware of a number of techniques that people use (rub-on followed by blow torch/heat gun, ironing with a paper towel/rag after letting the board cool, etc.), but I am not buying it - there will always still be some excess wax and it should be removed. Now, if you are out in corn and man-made snow some of the stuff might come off while riding, but I doubt our fluffy Japan pow will have the same effect...
Its not really a matter of debate, but preference. Like I said this is from old skiers who have been doing it for decades. If the pow is fresh, buff and channel(with a brush) your wax. If its not, then it doesn't matter, the snow will fix it for you. Of course if you leave alot on it will take more than one run, and you may go slow lol. I tend to leave excesss wax on in the fall and spring because of all the manmade and warmth, the snow just chews through wax jobs.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:39 PM   #357 (permalink)
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ok, so which pic is the right way?? and for a 2 degree is it 90 or 88 side?
Think about it. 90 is square, you want 2 degrees less than square.........
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:02 PM   #358 (permalink)
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Can someone quickly explain what waxing does:

- I know it adds friction which in turn allows for greater speeds.

Why add wax, then scrape wax off?

I assume wax still stays on the board, but where exactly do you want the wax to be and where do you want to get rid of it?
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #359 (permalink)
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Can someone quickly explain what waxing does:

- I know it adds friction which in turn allows for greater speeds.

Why add wax, then scrape wax off?

I assume wax still stays on the board, but where exactly do you want the wax to be and where do you want to get rid of it?
Oh god here we go *facepalm*
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:44 PM   #360 (permalink)
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Alright, I am looking at a friend's board who appears to have ridden it for probably 3 years without ever touching his edges. How he has survived is beyond me, but that's another story. The side edge doesn't look like it'll be bad, but his base edge...whoooo boy. Some pretty good nicks and burrs in there, but nothing that looks like it would require serious repair.

So, should I just attack the thing with a ceramic stone to try and get the edges polished up and the nicks removed before hitting it with the base and side file guides? I'm pretty sure if I just try and sharpen it up without doing something to his base edge it will remain pretty gnarly.
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