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Old 11-09-2007, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just waxed my new board today. I know alot of companies say they come waxed from the factory, but that wax job is crap and usually just done for protection during shipping. Anyway, I still see a couple of those tiny white lines that mean the base is kinda dry(they're not all over, just in like 2-3 random spots). So my question is, is there going to be a noticible difference if I wax my new board twice before ever riding it, instead of just waxing it once?
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How many times have you waxed the based? Generally, you should do it 3-4 times before you take it out. It seems excessive, but it's kinda like the "kick-start" your board needs to keep going.
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That was my first wax on this base. 3-4 times? What does repeated waxing do for the board that 1 wax wont do?
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It permeates deeper into the core. Once you get over the initial wax-mania, it's fine waxing once every x amount of days you ride.
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boarder, question for you. What I've always done is wax once right when I get the board, then wax after each time I go out for the first 5-6 times, then I start the once every x times out. Should I change my ways?
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I pretty much do what you do Alaric. I've heard the wax several times thing too. With the last few boards I haven't had time to do it more than once. I do make sure I wax my board again after I get back from the hill. What it boils down to is do you feel your board performance is being hampered? Since I am typically riding powder I don't worry about it too much...
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Okay KC, thanks for the info!
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I pretty much do what you do Alaric. I've heard the wax several times thing too. With the last few boards I haven't had time to do it more than once. I do make sure I wax my board again after I get back from the hill. What it boils down to is do you feel your board performance is being hampered? Since I am typically riding powder I don't worry about it too much...
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But seriously, if that's what works for you, go for it. If you feel that it's not impairing the performance of the board, I don't see why you need to change your ways.
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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OKay I think I'll go for 3 wax jobs before my 1st ride. Now I have another question. I got a brass bristle brush for making little mirco-grooves on the base to channel the water from nose to tail. How should I go about using this: after every wax, one time once I'm done with my 3 wax coats? If I'm using the brass brush should I have a tiny little bit of wax left on so that it makes better grooves?
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