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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 10:17 AM
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sounds like ur using a cheap all temp wax. get urself a cold wax thats 10-20 degress colder than the conditions u will actually ride in.
and never use that rub on wax, cuz its garbage.

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I've sort of noticed the same thing. My SL-R seemed to get pretty ashy looking at the edges about halfway through every day, regardless of temp/conditions (using Hertel Hot Sauce), and I thought it seemed like the base wasn't holding wax well. My solution was basically just to stop worrying about it - I wax every 2 times out, so I know I'm not neglecting the base. Over time it's gotten slightly better, and an experimental waxing with a Toko Molybdenum wax seemed to help the ashy appearance, but it didn't seem to glide quite as well. I wonder if NS's black bases just appear drier than they are. I just picked up a new Premier, and it looked dry as shit off the shelf (which I'm sure it was to an extent). I waxed with Hertel, and then 2nd application of Bluebird. I'm interested to see how that combo holds up. I'll find out tomorrow.
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Yea i just use Hertel on my SL-R and never really seen this, but i have a Neon green base so its harder than the black to notice...and like everyone else i wax ever 2-3 trips.

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After a fresh wax, my board was dried out after 5 hours of use. Dah well.
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I waxed my revolver 3-4 times before it ever hit snow. I heard that NS bases like that treatment. Seems to hold wax quite a bit longer then my old legacy which never received that love.
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I use Zardoz on my boards and that seems to do the trick. I do it each time I go out.
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Originally Posted by B.Gilly View Post
On Ice coast you need to use a little harder wax. Man Made snow is the worst for your base, it is more harsh on you base. I have seen the opposite happen. My Capita needs wax every 2 trips my NS gets waxed before it shows any need for it. Usually wax every 2 days out on average. Lack of Natural snow this season = needing more frequent waxings done. At least in my area missed all the good snow storms this season.
You're from Western Mass? I'm in the Hartford county area of CT and I definitely agree in regards to missing all the good storms this season.

Instead of using all temp wax, I'll just buy low temp wax instead.

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I have a Heritage and normally wax once every other week which amounts to about once every 4 days on the snow for me.

The one thing you can count on with those black NS bases is that they are fucking bombproof! They've gotta be the toughest bases out there.
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