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Old 10-27-2007, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm curious about how to use paste and gel wax. Can they be used solely to wax a board? What are the pros and cons to using them? I want to go boarding tomorrow and need to wax my board. I can't find a place in town that will wax my board that fast and I don't want to spend all the money on a waxing iron, etc. Any suggestions?
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Paste/gel waxes only lasts a couple runs, and is used to give an extra boost of speed to racers AFTER hot waxing. And hot waxing isn't hard, and you don't need a waxing specific iron..Just use a regular clothing iron, with the bottom covered in tin foil. If you look a few sections down, Snowolf posted a quick how-to thread...and there's a sticky up top as well.
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Old 10-27-2007, 04:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if it goes easy on, then it'll be easy off

'speed wax' can be uesful, but only very temporarily

nowt better than a good hot dribble!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowolf
Somehow to my perverted little mind, that just sounds obscene....
Hahaha.

I was thinking about one of those hot oil massages... I could go for one of those.
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Pffffft, boys..
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Old 10-27-2007, 05:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry BA!

Anywho, on topic.
Gabriel, watch Snowolf's videos. They're very well made. It really doesn't take much time to do, and it's simple. Honestly, I just use an old iron. It works really well.

Edit - I need to learn the alphabet again. Seriously.
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone. I found a place to get a hot wax job done this afternoon. Borderaholic answered my questions about the paste/gel waxes out there and it was pretty much what I thought. I do plan on doing my own hot wax this season and it does look pretty easy. Just been a bit tight in the fundage this winter... Crazy idea about the pot of boiling water though. Don't think I'll do that, but thanks for the brainstorm.
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Snowwolf, Just watched the videos and they were great. One quick question about waxes though, when they list the different temps, do they mean the air temp or the actual temp of the snow that you will be riding on? What do you guys think of the OBJ Universal F-1 wax for a board that will be strickly riding groomers in Vermont?
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i use an old holiday-iron

its tiny, with no holes and u can adjust the temp so it worx for me :P
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OBJ wax is awesome wax. I use OBJ All temp (it may be the F-1, not sure) and it works great.
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