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This is what im doing too. Pricing wise i have no idea
But when it comes to wax, i try to Ebay bulk masses of Swix, holmenkol and Toko wax for around 20 to 80 bucks per kilo (thats right, Kilo)
I want to use a metal scraper for wax scraping just because its faster, but your much more elidgeable to gouge your base if you freeze up on your swipe and all of your force goes into the base.
One ball jay is wayyyyy overrated. nobody needs halfassed wax for 15 bucks per 90grams. It may work really well, but in comparison to maybe Purl wax for 20 bucks a lb, its an un-noticeable difference. You start to find differences in wax once you change from Hydro-Carbon to Flouro-Carbon. Its pretty noticeable, your board will feel like a slab of hot butter melting down a glass plate. Just constantly accelerating. Yet it is MUCH more expensive, and only recommended for hardcore racers. Therefore i try to do really great job with my brush work after scraping all my wax off. The more you brush, the higher your acceleration will be.
Comparing a non brushed board to a heavily brushed board is almost that same effect of the hydrocarbon vs fluorocarbon waxes, except for not as long and consistent.
Ptex is a pain in the ass to get it nice and clear, id charge 10 bucks per Inch
2011 edit thingy. Peep it, there are backflips.