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Old 05-02-2009, 06:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Depends on your area. Around here there are guys advertising on craigslist for hot wax jobs (and from what I hear the few guys doing it do an excellent job, with all the brushes etc.) for like $25 - $35.

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how much does it cost for someone to wax it?

just to add: i totally agree with you on the goggles statement. i also wear a facemask or bandana and go "ninja death mode" on the mountain :flame:
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Goggles are my single most important piece of gear on the mountain. I cannot and usually will not ride without them.
+1, i've heard having snowblindness is not a fun experience...
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:50 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Why do so many people always say to detune the edges on a brand new board? I keep my edges super sharp and can't imagine riding with a detuned edge. I tried a 1* base bevel on my board this season and didn't like the lack of response, especially on good snow.

Unless of course everyone who gives this advice is assuming that the rider hits the park a lot.
Detuning a new board just means detuning the tip and tail (non-effective to an inch or two into the effective edge). Fully detuning the edges is usually referred to as rounding off (at least thats what I call it.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
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+2 for goggles.

Check Craigslist for bags and goggles. I always see them advertised and I got my Spy Omega goggles brand new for $35

The only thing I wouldn't buy used is boots, but that's just me. I do sell a lot of stuff that I don't need anymore on craigs. Good way to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

P.S. Learn to wax your board yourself and save the money. Might be a pain in the ass at first but it'll save you in the long run. Plus you can wax other people's boards and charge THEM. Plenty of how to videos on Youtube, even Snowolf from here has some up.

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Old 05-03-2009, 10:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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for now, just let your board sit. Wax it and detune before you head out next season, then throw on your bindings. As for what you should buy first, just save up money during the summer and buy the things as you find good deals on them...you have 4 months until you need any of it again.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Why do so many people always say to detune the edges on a brand new board? I keep my edges super sharp and can't imagine riding with a detuned edge. I tried a 1* base bevel on my board this season and didn't like the lack of response, especially on good snow.

Unless of course everyone who gives this advice is assuming that the rider hits the park a lot.
I can only assume the advice is for park riders. I detuned my tips on my powder board, but that's it.

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how much does it cost for someone to wax it?
A one time wax is usually $5 or so. It can run your up to $20 depending on where you go to get a good wax. Most places don't even do it by hand, they just have a machine. Getting your own waxing gear is not only smart for keeping your board safe, it also saves you a lot of money in the long run.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:38 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah I would agree in letting it sit until next season. Start out the new year fresh.
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