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Old 03-05-2010, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a new board in the mail, does it need a wax before riding? also, what degrees should i put on bindings on at? its a 147cm twin board. thanks

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Old 03-05-2010, 02:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It shouldn't need to be waxed beforehand, but definitely after a few days of use.

The bindings should be set up for your comfort and riding style. Nobody can give you a straight answer on that, only recommendations.
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ok thanks. which foot is usually angled more the front? ive gone snowboarding many times before i just never paid attention, and also they were directional shape boards. whats a common degree setup?
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Front foot 15 degrees

rear foot -6 degrees

try this first and make adjustments as necessary. You will find setup that works for you.



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ok thanks.
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i believe the rental places here on the mountains do front foot 15 and rear foot at 0 or -3 degrees if you dont tell them what degree you want.. so you might want to start with that and go from there. i usually put 15 and -3 for beginner friends that dont know what degree they want and it ends up fine.
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Considering it's a twin board, I'd assume you'll want to ride switch. 15/-15 duck stance is excellent for that.

As for waxing, some say do wax it and some say don't. I say do it because factory wax is (generally) made to keep the board looking fresh in the shop and not to ride down the mountain.

A buddy of mine took his new custom out for 7 trips before waxing it while my wax came off after 2 runs. Your call.

Waxing is 15$ at the resort and 50 cents if you do it yourself.
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where can i buy wax, online? and is there a special kind i should get? thanks
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Considering it's a twin board, I'd assume you'll want to ride switch. 15/-15 duck stance is excellent for that.
yea i agree with that but i think it really depends on what youve been riding before. and if it was rentals, most likely it isnt the duck. it took me a few days to go from 15/0 to 15/-15 with the same confidence while learning switch. i just raised it 6 degrees til i rode well with it, then raised it another 6, etc.
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