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Old 12-11-2012, 01:25 AM   #361 (permalink)
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I just finished reading through the entire thread, all 38 pages and every word. I learned what would've taken seasons in 30 minutes. Thanks for all of the helpful information guys!

Now I have just one question. I know Snowolf has mentioned the bevel angle and such but im still very confused about it. I ride a K2 WWW, so its more of a freestyle park board. What angle base bevel and edge bevel is recommended? And should i just take it to a local shop and ask them to bevel it out or just do it on my own?
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:35 AM   #362 (permalink)
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get a 1 degree base-specific bevel file guide and youre set for life

detune with a fine-grit ceramic stone after, slide don't press
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:06 PM   #363 (permalink)
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I posted these in the how to section. It was suggested to me to put this information in here as well. I put together a video demonstrating a complete wax job from start to finish. I tried to keep it as short as I could, yet still provide detailed information.
cheers snowolf this was really useful, should save me a small fortune

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Old 08-21-2013, 03:48 PM   #364 (permalink)
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2 videos on waxing I have saved on my computer

Snowboard Waxing-Part 1 - YouTube

Toko Serviceman Willi Wiltz Presents Ski Waxing for Racing - YouTube

which basically learned how to wax.

Last year I used Racewax FluoroMax all-temp wax (and warm temp hydrocarbon for base cleaning)

To apply it:
Hot Wax Ironing Technique (Alpine/Snowboard) - YouTube (see about 0:30)




This year, since I can get Swix & Toko stuff at work.... I'll be ordering some Toko NF Yellow & Black and "top wax"....To be determined.

and... I wax after every day I ride and inspect my edges.

Another good video for P-tex candle repairs
SVST P-tex ski repair - YouTube

My Swix T75XF, sucks for the snowboard.. (great on skis)... I want to get a beefier iron some day

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Old 10-16-2013, 11:48 PM   #365 (permalink)
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I started waxing my boards this year and have a question. I have some cuts in the board going vertical from rails and when I waxed it, they're still prominent. Do I need to wax it enough to cover all marks?

and if I need to rewax it, how should I go about taking off old wax? I've heard different suggestions but not from reliable riders.


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Old 10-17-2013, 12:11 AM   #366 (permalink)
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I started waxing my boards this year and have a question. I have some cuts in the board going vertical from rails and when I waxed it, they're still prominent. Do I need to wax it enough to cover all marks?

and if I need to rewax it, how should I go about taking off old wax? I've heard different suggestions but not from reliable riders.


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if it's cuts, as you say.... sounds like it's ptex damage.... (see video above on it, and there are plenty more videos on youtube)

Use chemical base cleaner to remove the wax from the damaged ptex area (and that's the only time that stuff touches my snowboard).
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if it's cuts, as you say.... sounds like it's ptex damage.... (see video above on it, and there are plenty more videos on youtube)

Use chemical base cleaner to remove the wax from the damaged ptex area (and that's the only time that stuff touches my snowboard).
I'd say they are more grooves than cuts. I didn't know if those should be prominent still or not after waxing.
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1. Drip molten wax on board
2. Spread it around
3. Scrape it off
4. Go ride

Anything more than this is just overthinking the matter IMO. All this buffing and corking and polishing with your nutsack or whatever is just a waste of damn time unless you're racing. All the effects of all that work are gone after the first run or two, if they even last that long.
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Maybe on the board. But that waxy sheen on my nutsack lasts at least two rides
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:10 AM   #370 (permalink)
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Maybe on the board. But that waxy sheen on my nutsack lasts at least two rides
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Zack, get a nice sharp razor blade & perform some base surgery.
You need to cut out anything that sticks out above the base then fill with p-tex or wax works too.
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