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Old 11-18-2009, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a firefly divane 08 board and i was wondering how many times i should wax it a season... i go to a snowboard hill about 10 times a season.... any answers?
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i'm no expert but i simply wax if my board looks dry...

i'm on the east coast so it's pretty often - after every outing if the conditions are icy or if i rode over sketchy terrain a lot. if it's nice, natural, powder then the wax retains well but i don't see much of that snow.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you go 10 times one maybe two waxes will do ya. You should also cork your board after waxing.
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In Michigan we have a lot of ice. I wax my board almost every time.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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After each day of riding just take a peek at it and if you feel it needs to be waxed and the base having that dried out look just wax it again.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There is not hard rule on this. Depends on the snow conditions, they type and hardness of the wax and how hard you ride on a given day. The only real answer is to look at your base. When you see the tell tale signs of white, dried out base along the edges, you need to get the iron out and give it some fresh wax.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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every 2 times you go up to be safe. That should do some justice
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Different snow, different temperatures mean different amounts of abrasion. In general, manmade snow is more abrasive than natural. Colder snow is worse than warmer, except for spring slush which is the worst. There's no "rule"

You got a new board that you're into....cool. Now get in the habit of wiping it down at the end of each session and while you're doing that, check the base for signs of needing a wax, slide a finger down the edges to feel for nicks and general sharpness, takes 30 seconds. Won't be long before you'll be posting here about what to look for.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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also i see your in sask so if your just going to wappity, table mountain or assisippi i would say once or twice for the year would be fine. If its waxed right now just wax it after your fifth time or something. I went to wappity a lot a few years ago and it took forever for my board to need a wax.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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thats the answer that i was looking for! thank you. thanks for everyone elses suggestions ☼
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