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Old 03-09-2009, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,
I'm fairly new to waxing my own board and looking for a good wax. Anyone have any suggestions what works best for them? I was looking at 2 brands, Hertel "super hot sauce" wax and various oneballjay waxes. I mostly ride on the east coast so that means mostly ice and occasionally man made powder. I saw a few websites that offer wax bars that you must rub on your board like a crayon and then iron but i'm skeptical about this method. I'm looking for the traditional melt, drip and iron waxes and something that will help to protect from edge burn. Any other wax suggestions and help would be appreciated

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Old 03-09-2009, 05:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any hot wax will work. I reccomend getting an all temp wax just becasue it is better for the east.

A few pointers for hotwaxing.

1. Crayon on the wax first, this makes it harder for you to burn the base of your board.
2. Drip on wax evenly.
3. keep the iron moving at all times.
4. USe a plexi scraper and don't apply too much pressure, just enough to get the wax off.
5. Use a scotch brite pad to remove excess wax and polish
6. use a nylon brush to remove any remaining wax that isn't in the pores of the board and polish it.
7. finish it by buffign it out with a towel or some felt.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll have to try out some of the methods you said, I never knew that crayoning the wax onto the base would prevent it from burning. Thanks again for the advice
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It won't help too much with edge burn but it will help prevent iron on burn.
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I got some Toko all-temp wax, and it works just fine

I think it was $10 from Sport Chalet.
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Purl its pricey but very good
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I get big bricks from my local shop. I use toko fluoro cold as my wax. It's $15 for a pound and it last quite well as it is fast on the ice coast.
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I got some Toko all-temp wax, and it works just fine

I think it was $10 from Sport Chalet.
I use the same Toko wax. IMO, given you're in the east coast, spending the extra $$$ on expensive wax isn't worth it because after a day of boarding, all the wax may be gone and you'll have to rewax again.
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I use the same Toko wax. IMO, given you're in the east coast, spending the extra $$$ on expensive wax isn't worth it because after a day of boarding, all the wax may be gone and you'll have to rewax again.
But wouldn't more expensive wax stay in the base longer? Or is it just the cold temp waxes?
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I havent had any issues using the Hertel Super Hot Sauce wax, its a reasonable price(24oz for about 30 bucks shipped) assuming you go heavy and use an an entire ounce bar per wax its still only just over a dollar per wax. And it makes my SL-R slick as shit
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