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How do I know if I'm waxing right?

I've been waxing my own board since I bought it last year. I read books, watched videos, but I'm not sure if I was doing it right because seems like my wax would wear off quickly. I did however board in a real icy place last year (wintergreen) so I don't know if it was that or if I was just doing it wrong. Any suggestions for the upcoming season? I plan on trying some better places this year.
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Its probably due to the icy conditions. It could also be due to the wax you are using...

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I was using Burton all purpose
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Is there any hair left behind?
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Try either One Ball Jay or Bluebird waxes.

I'm sure you know to apply the proper wax for your temperature. And all temp doesnt cover ALL temps...... It has a specific temp range just like all of the other waxes.

And you can easily tear all the wax off your board in a day.... I've done it more then once, but it doesnt mean your waxing wrong.

Something I just thought about while writing this is wax compatibility. Did you buy your board brand new or was there a chance that someone coulda used some wax that doesnt work with your current wax? You may try cleaning your base with a cleaner and re applying wax.

It's pretty difficult to wax wrong...
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I've been waxing my own board since I bought it last year. I read books, watched videos, but I'm not sure if I was doing it right because seems like my wax would wear off quickly. I did however board in a real icy place last year (wintergreen) so I don't know if it was that or if I was just doing it wrong. Any suggestions for the upcoming season? I plan on trying some better places this year.
Mix of wax and conditions most likely. I board on the blue boiler plate ice on the East.

Ask 10 people for an opinion and you'll get ten different answers. Some folks will tell you to wax every time. Some will say every other time. Some idiots will take pride in waxing only once a season.

I wax every time. Do you need to?

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I want to take it through the car wash, baby. And get it waxed. I want to wax it. Wax it! You know, and air dry. Air dry that shit, yeah!


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I want to take it through the car wash, baby. And get it waxed. I want to wax it. Wax it! You know, and air dry. Air dry that shit, yeah!
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Great posts.

I hear soy wax is hard

and good for the environment
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well, it depends on the technique your putting it on with. and also the right temp of wax. what part of the base is getting the most wear?
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Great posts.

I hear soy wax is hard

and good for the environment
Hmm now that you mention environment, what do you think would happen to the mountain over time with all those wax being shaved off on the mountain? Lets say 100 years later...?
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