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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Different Waxing Method

YouTube - #318 How To Wax A Snowboard

I've never heard or seen anyone wax their board by warming up the wax then drawing it into the board like a crayon and I've never seen the wax paper thing done with it either.

What are you guys' thoughts on this?

I think i might try this sometime...
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Looks like he saves more wax by doing it that way and i've never seen the wax paper thing done either
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That's the way to do it. _____Swix School_____ Skip the annoying lady, go to the snowboard sport section and you'll get lots of info on how to maintain your board.
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Hmm... wierd. So which way is the best way?
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looks like a more effective and more even way to do it.

I wonder if you can use any kind of wax paper?

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I have no idea but I hope so. I dont want to buy overpriced waxpapers if theres only a litttle tweek to them.

Fiberlene Pro Cleaning/Waxing

It costs like $18 for a box of it.
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From having used the traditional iron & drip method, I am going to say that this other way is not as good for getting wax deep into the base.

The board is usually at room temperature, which means that the wax solidifies when it touches it. Ironing the board not only melts the wax, but heats the board up to allow the wax to seep into crevices before it cools off and hardens again. It takes time for the base of the board to reach the appropriate temperature, especially the edges because the metal absorbs a lot of the heat.

In my opinion, this "japanese" method doesn't allow for enough contact time with the iron to heat up the board
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I can see the wax paper giving it a more even distribution. As for melting or rubbing it on, whatever tickles your pickle. I don't see a huge difference in the end result of both methods. I doubt it will affect your riding either way.


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That is a poor way to do it.

Due to the pourous nature of all P-tex bases (sintered or extruded) the last thing that you want to do is apply cold or cool wax to a base. Cold wax partially fills the poors and it becomes impossible to reheat it at depth. His first application is simply making it impossible for his second application to penetrate. The wax companies themselves have stated that it is not possible in iron waxing to achieve more than .014 penetration even when perfectly applied and that means a hot apllication and immediate pressure.

Probably the biggest factor that many of these videos forget is base warming. Applying wax to a cold or cool board is just a waste of time. It will come off on the first run, regardless of base type.


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Alright, so heat the base of the board before you wax?

Since I now know that the heating up and drawing way is bad what about the part with the waxpaper? Does it really do anything?
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