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Old 10-30-2009, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is a snowboard ready to use right out of the box or do I need to have it waxed first?

The bottom doesn't feel waxy. Sales lady said it's good to go. True?
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yup, most boards come factory waxed.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's best to have it hot waxed a few times first. This is when it will absorb the most wax.

It is technically ready to go, but if you want the best performance go ahead and hot wax it.
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Whether it comes factory waxed or not, you want to give it a hot wax before use.
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The factory wax is to protect the base from drying out during storage and sitting on the racks waiting to sell...

You *CAN* ride the factory wax, but more often than not it's mediocre compared to a real wax job.
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other then waxing...might wanna detune the tip and tail =)
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Give it a good wax bro, your board will love you long time.
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other then waxing...might wanna detune the tip and tail =)
QFT. Detune is important. Some companies detune boards at the factory, most don't.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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you can ride it and it'll be good for a day or two depending on the conditions. You'll definitely have to wax it some time soon though, the factory wax is a shitty job, unless of course you get one of Prior's performance factory waxes. That's crazy shit, wax the board and bake it so that the wax stay molten and is absorbed by the base for 10-20 minutes
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