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Old 10-12-2009, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I'm waxing my board, would it be best to remove the bindings before? I'm just wondering if the expansion of the set screws would affect anything.

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Old 10-12-2009, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't need to fully remove the bindings, but you should loosen all the screws holding your bindings to your board prior to waxing.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Excellent, thank you for the quick reply.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you don't loosen bindings, the board can become prone to warping due to the excess heat and pressure from the area under the binding. It's good practice but have never heard of anyone having a problem. Would you really want to risk your nice $400 board though for an extra 2 mintues of work?
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I removed the bindings fully, but I also wax other people's gear. It's just a precautionary thing for me because I don't want them coming back after inspecting the board saying that I "ruined their board"
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i just loosen them typically, nothing more...but i do forget sometimes and its not a big deal really...
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I guess I tend to agree with the whole precautionary thing. It may not hurt the board to keep the bindings on, but it takes about a minute to remove them... I'd rather not take the risk and bust my 600$ board.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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if i don't loosen the bindings i can actually see where the screw holes are, i forgot once and the base noticably sucked down there and some wax would stay there cuz my scraper would miss it.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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on one board i never loosened the bindings at all and they were fine. on another board i would remove my bindings and still got the indents where the screws are. i don't think it makes any difference. so now i just leave them.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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people say that the screws "pull" on the base making indents where the screws are making it harder to wax, but i think thats just a waste of time, ive never felt any holes or had any issue waxing with the bindings on. just wax it up, scrape it off, and go ride. forget the rest.
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