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Harjim 03-20-2014 01:02 PM

Looking to purchase a wax and tune kit. Need some feedback.
 
I've always sent my board to the local ski shop to get my board wax and tuned but after being here a while I would like to start doing it myself. I read the sticky at the top and did a couple of searches on here and google and I think I have all the tools I need but I have a few questions:

Here is the list of items which I would purchase from Amazon:

Amazon.com

If I buy the kerosene, do I still need the scraper?

The iron seemed to be a good choice for the money but I'm open to alternatives.

Is the wax a good choice? It seemed like a lot of wax for not much money. Is there a better choice?

Is the edge sharpener any good?

Thanks in advance for any feedback, I really need it!

redlude97 03-20-2014 01:07 PM

That edge sharpener isn't a great choice because it will limit your edge angle to <90 degrees. Get this one instead Amazon.com: Swix XF Snowboard Adjustable Edge Sharpener Base Bevel and sides Bevel SWIX New: Sports & Outdoors

DaveMcI 03-20-2014 01:13 PM

Buy a real snowboard or ski scraper too, that metal thing is goin to fuck up ur board. Good choice of wax tho I bought some hertel race wax I can't wait for it to come in.

dcrides 03-20-2014 01:15 PM

I'd forgo the kerosene and the metal taping knife.
Get a plastic scraper instead to start out. You can use a small metal scraper like the Dakine if you need to do ptex repairs, so also get some ptex sticks.
You don't really need a base cleaner, you can just hot scrape instead.
Metal scrapers aren't recommended for beginners as you can ruin your base if you are not careful.
As far as edge tools, I use the skivisions ski sharp. Hits both edges at the same time.
The Hertel wax is really good.
You'll also want some scotchbrite pads

Harjim 03-20-2014 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redlude97 (Post 1627394)
That edge sharpener isn't a great choice because it will limit your edge angle to <90 degrees. Get this one instead Amazon.com: Swix XF Snowboard Adjustable Edge Sharpener Base Bevel and sides Bevel SWIX New: Sports & Outdoors

Thanks, I switched it out.

Harjim 03-20-2014 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveMcI (Post 1627418)
Buy a real snowboard or ski scraper too, that metal thing is goin to fuck up ur board. Good choice of wax tho I bought some hertel race wax I can't wait for it to come in.

Any particular scraper you would recommend?

Harjim 03-20-2014 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcrides (Post 1627426)
I'd forgo the kerosene and the metal taping knife.
Get a plastic scraper instead to start out. You can use a small metal scraper like the Dakine if you need to do ptex repairs, so also get some ptex sticks.
You don't really need a base cleaner, you can just hot scrape instead.
Metal scrapers aren't recommended for beginners as you can ruin your base if you are not careful.
As far as edge tools, I use the skivisions ski sharp. Hits both edges at the same time.
The Hertel wax is really good.
You'll also want some scotchbrite pads

Thanks, I added scotch brite pads. Any particular scraper you would recommend?

ekb18c 03-20-2014 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harjim (Post 1627482)
Thanks, I added scotch brite pads. Any particular scraper you would recommend?

Any plastic scrapper is fine. It's just plastic..

Lamps 03-20-2014 02:31 PM

Wealth of tuning info here

Tuning - The Carver's Almanac

I'd skip the kerosene. Also consider a file guide that doesn't adjust and holds whole files, more accurate. Swix makes some I believe.

Harjim 03-20-2014 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lamps (Post 1627586)
Wealth of tuning info here

Tuning - The Carver's Almanac

I'd skip the kerosene. Also consider a file guide that doesn't adjust and holds whole files, more accurate. Swix makes some I believe.

Thanks that website is really informative. As for the file, do you mean something like this? If so, what kind of files would I use or which ones would you recommend?


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