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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Never Summer base/not holding wax

Has anyone found that the NS bases, specifically the SL-R doesn't hold wax well? The factory wax was gone half way through the first day, which I guess is to be expected. I had it waxed at the local shop before going out again, but about 3/4 of the way through the day the base looked dry/grey (it's a black base), and it felt like I was hitting carpet when I'd hit flats. Granted, I'd done a lot of runs, and it was man made slush, but I was surprised to burn through 2 wax jobs in 2 days (less than really, as the wax was toast before the end of the day). Will this dissipate as it gets waxed more? Going to start waxing myself too, so I know what kind of job is done/what's used.
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Factory wax is poop. I don't trust it.

Brand new boards are pretty thirsty for wax so I don't think this is anything out of the norm. I would give it a good waxing yourself before making any further jugements. Snowolf has a very good instructional video on how to do it.
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If you just had a machine wax job done it isn't gonna last long at all. Learning to do it yourself is the best bet. I can't see paying someone else $30-$50 to hot wax my board and sharpen my edges when it is so easy to do. It also allows you to become much more familiar with your board and how it responds to subtle tuning changes.

Hot wax it and then take it out again. I'll bet the wax lasts a lot longer.
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i waxed my NS revy-r after 2 days ( after buying it) and it is holding well for at least 5 days after that, it is due for another one soon but it is still pretty fast!
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Well, a company calling itself neversummer, yet they still make skateboards... that shoulda been your first clue... dunno, i'd demo a titan tx for sure... but
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was that a slight towards never summer?! wtf. lol jk

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was that a slight towards never summer?! wtf. lol jk
Dunno. I'd like to eventually demo a Titan TX first! See how it compares to what i'm riding now...
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i'd rather have the legacy-r. the titan just seems like its a step below splitboards and whatnot, like its a great backcountry board ya know?

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yo i have put at least 10-15 days on my NS revy-r and could not be happier with the base ( ad the board ) - do trees, pow, groomers, slush, some park ( just waxed it once so far)
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The bases hold wax fine. They use some of the harder, better, and more expensive base material out there. So it will take a wax or two to get it soaked in. I would never ride a brand new Neversummer without waxing first myself.

The Titan is a big mountain board. Steep, gnarly lines are what it excels at. Powder or ice. For plain old deep pow riding, the nose tends to perl a bit and the board loses float. You'd be better off with a rocker model or the Summit if you really want a fun pow ride.
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