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Luigi6459 12-12-2007 01:49 AM

What to do now with new snowboard?
 
Basically I got my snowboard and I don't really know what to do with it now. :dunno: I plan on going up to Tahoe in two weeks or so but I still have my board in the plastic wrap. I didn't want to take it out as I still am unsure what to do. I've heard I need to wax it a couple times before going up and maybe tune it. Since this is my first board, I was thinking of bringing it to a shop to get a new board tune and wax. Then I would wax it myself after. Recommendations? What should I do now? :(

Kei Stylist 12-12-2007 04:23 AM

Hey there,

Just gone up to Tahoe last week and I got a perfect day! Little powder and it is just prefect!

About your new board, I don't you need to wax them till after 4-5 run or simply go to Any Mountain and get it wax for only $10. I got mine done in a few hours and they did a great job because my friend did my board once and it looks uneven. I wouldn't wax it myself especially the first time. Hope this help and happy snowboarding!

sedition 12-12-2007 06:59 AM

You man want to consider detuning the edges:

Board Tech: De-tune your edges for a better ride | howto | Transworld Snowboarding
Snowboard Tuning, Repair & Maintenance @ ABC-of-Snowboarding

Luigi6459 12-12-2007 10:21 AM

Yeah I think I'll go to any mountain to wax my board as I don't want to mess it up the first time. But when do I need to wax? Right aftte I take it out of the plastic or just before I'm gonna take it up. Should I also spring for the new board tune while I'm there? It consist of: Binding mount, iron-on wax, de-tune tips & tails, binding adjust and test for $35?

Carbine 12-12-2007 10:42 AM

I just got my fist board last week. I slaped my bindings on, adjusted them up. And then waxed my board. There is an instructional video that Snowolf made that really helped me out. Waxing your own board is cake.
The video is here:
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/gen...ce-tips-3.html

sedition 12-12-2007 11:33 AM

The only time you need to wax a board, is when the wax that is on it, wears off. Boards come waxed and tuned.

KIRKWOOD-$LUT 12-16-2007 11:08 PM

you will need to de-tune it right

where are u located

MC25 12-17-2007 12:20 AM

lol.. when reading the title of this thread, im thinking to myself...um, you got a new board now RIDE!!!!!!!
Not exactly surgery.
They come pre waxed. Just set up your bindings (again, not exactly surgery....) set them to your prefered stance, and go for a rip!

Luigi6459 12-17-2007 02:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KIRKWOOD-$LUT
you will need to de-tune it right

where are u located

Do I really need to detune it? I've heard different things. Also I live in the bay area

KIRKWOOD-$LUT 12-17-2007 02:14 AM

yes you need to unless you want to catch edges

i'm in the east bay, where are u?


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