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Old 01-08-2010, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys since im out this season, im gonna set up shop in my dorm room and wax and tune some boards for my buddies and people in my dorm. Got my vices today, a file, and a gummy stone. (still gotta get a few other things like a file guide and a brick o wax) but otherwise i have most of what i need.

What wax do you guys like to use? Brand wise, and where do you order from?

How much would you pay?
Im thinkin 15-20 bones for a good wax.

I need to perfect my tuning before i touch other peoples stuff so i wont do that right off the bat, but when i get it down, how much should i ask?


How much to fill a cut with ptex?


Seems kinda lame of me, but i got nothin else to do this semester besides classes so i figure i might as well. Id like to get good at it, as it seems like more of a skill that takes practice than just something easy to do.

long post, sorry.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Amazon.com: Hertel "Super Hot Sauce" All Temperature Ski and Snowboard Wax, 3/4 lb Brick: Sports & Outdoors

Great wax

Id say 10-15$


Id say 10-15$$ for drip candle work. Maybe more if you feel like investing in a base welder

Obviously don't charge your good friends

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Vise.

Get the cheapest wax you can find. You're waxing for your college buds, not the U.S. Olympic team.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Amazon.com: Hertel "Super Hot Sauce" All Temperature Ski and Snowboard Wax, 3/4 lb Brick: Sports & Outdoors

Great wax

Id say a little less than 10$ for a good wax job


Id say 10$ for drip candle work. Maybe more if you feel like investing in a base welder

Obviously don't charge your good friends
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Vise.

Get the cheapest wax you can find. You're waxing for your college buds, not the U.S. Olympic team.
I do like the hertel stuff, never ridden it but did some reading and it seems legit.


I caved and got the vices. they were 10% off and i dont wanna fight with awkward positions.
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Good choice with the vices. Also I have not seen better prices for wax 20$ for 3/4 lb its good wax and a good deal
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Toko Wax Ski Waxing Snowboard Waxes Tognar

Toko universal glide ski wax


2.5kg 74.95
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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if i can actually get some solid business ill invest in some bulk wax. untill then i might just buy a brick or 2. Anyone know of something cheaper? Im ok with just using some generic all temp stuff.

surprisingly hard to find bricks of wax online haha.
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I use bluebird wax. One pound of the cold wax for $18 and it works great for me here in central NY

Here is all temp: http://bluebirdsales.com/index.php?m...products_id=54

Here is cold: http://bluebirdsales.com/index.php?m...products_id=57
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I use bluebird wax. One pound of the cold wax for $18 and it works great for me here in central NY

Here is all temp: http://bluebirdsales.com/index.php?m...products_id=54

Here is cold: http://bluebirdsales.com/index.php?m...products_id=57
1 lb for like 20 bones is pretty sweet. and bluebirds a rider owned company from what i hear. i might go with that. Wont need a cold wax for where i am.
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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
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