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Old 02-05-2010, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do you need to wax a new board if you arent going to a park?

If im just bombing mountains, do I need to wax my board?
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yep, factory wax is designed to keep the board looking fresh in the shop.

It'll come off after 2 runs.

Buy your own waxing stuff, you'll save HUGE money after just one season.
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If anything for bombing runs you'd want to wax your board more... the wax is used to allow the base of the board to glide over the top of the snow by preventing the moisture of the snow from entering the base. It's not used to make something more grindable like a curb in skateboarding...
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If anything for bombing runs you'd want to wax your board more... the wax is used to allow the base of the board to glide over the top of the snow by preventing the moisture of the snow from entering the base. It's not used to make something more grindable like a curb in skateboarding...
Yeah, I have never waxed a snowboard before, so I assumed that it was mainly for better speeds when grinding something like its used in skateboarding..

Is it an easy thing to do? Or should I just take it to some shop and have them do it?
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A monkey could wax a board. There's a good sticky on this in the forum.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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so should I wax it right when it arrives in the mail or take it to the mountain and get the factory wax off of it?
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A monkey could wax a board. There's a good sticky on this in the forum.
A sticky on how to train monkeys to wax boards? Link please
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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and how often do you need to wax it?
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You should wax it right when you get it and you know when you need wax when your base looks ashy.
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Having a well waxed board is just as important in the park as on the slopes in my opinion. Having a consistant slide makes setting up for the trick that much easier. It is really fustrating to come up to a feature and slow to crawl because your board doesn't want to slide on the snow.
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