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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-11-2009, 09:57 AM
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should i wax it?

finally waxed my board for the first time after a few seasons, i just never took the time to try it.

question: I baught my wife a new board..its last years model and has just been in a store for a year.....should i wax it before we head out sunday or is it good for a few rides?
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ya... u shud wax it...

my 10 never summer premier was factory waxed... i'm still going to wax it before the first time out!

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wax it , factory wax is basically just for protect the base. It will last day or two of riding , but if u wax it it will be much , much better. Also u should wax 'new' board 2-3 times before riding to allow base soak as much wax as possible.
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wax it , factory wax is basically just for protect the base. It will last day or two of riding , but if u wax it it will be much , much better. Also u should wax 'new' board 2-3 times before riding to allow base soak as much wax as possible.
coool... thanks for the tip dude!

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I just got a new board and will be waxing it before riding. At least that is the plan. I should have ordered the wax before the week my hill was opening....

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If you have white hairs and the base "looks" dry. Wax it asap.
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sweet thanks guys.
ill wax it up and stuff tonite..


the board of mine that i waxed for the first time in like 4 years...should i wax it again tonite? its been a few days since i waxes it,no riding, but i didnt know if i should let the wax soak in again?
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If u didnt waxed it for 4 years then you should wax it few times before u ride it to allow wax really soak to your base. It will last longer , be faster and protect better.
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Factory wax entirely depends on the brand. I think this question has more to do with superstition than anything. People like have some level of control over things like this. Whether it be seeing it for themselves, or actually applying it. Did you know that when instant cake mixes were first introduced into the market, it failed? The reason? Women felt like they weren't doing anything therefore the quality wasn't good. Have you noticed that cake mixes now require you to crack an egg in it? Voila! Cake mixes have become a huge success. Same idea here in my opinion. I personally never had a problem with my Burton Shaun White straight out of the factory. Actually, it rode much better than when I got the wax done on it. Could be Burton's supposed Infinite Ride tech, but who knows?

Sorry for the long marketing history lesson. In conclusion, if you are questioning whether or not to wax a board, just go ahead and wax it. It definitely won't hurt to. If you get it done at a shop, make sure you let them know it is a brand new board so they don't do any edge work.


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If u didnt waxed it for 4 years then you should wax it few times before u ride it to allow wax really soak to your base. It will last longer , be faster and protect better.
thanks...i was gonna try to rewax it again then.
i was being stingy cause i spend my last few bucks on a bar...
but i ended up buying 6 bars off ebay...so i guess ill throw my dakine warm on it.....

it says above 28F......if its say 20 when i go sunday is that really gonna make a huge difference?
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