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WAX question...help me

Alright so all week i was at Whiteface, NY a few nights ago before a cold day i waxed my board with 21-10 degree fahrenheit wax, only rode with that wax for a day, and now i'm home in PA where tomorrow i'm riding big boulder where its gonna be 40 degrees and sunny. Do i need to scrape or melt off as much remaining wax as i can or will i be alright?
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The temps on the wax are not the temp of the air, it's the snow's temperature.

Do you scrape or melt off remaining wax? I'm not quite sure what you're saying. You should always scrape as much wax off the board as possible.
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Do you scrape or melt off remaining wax? I'm not quite sure what you're saying. You should always scrape as much wax off the board as possible.
I know, i waxed it with wax thats meant for colder snow, scraped off as much as i could, rode a day when it was real cold, now tomorrow i'm riding and its gonna be real warm...so my question is will i be fine or should i wax it with all-temp/different wax...
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You'll be fine as is. Just go ride it.
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I know, i waxed it with wax thats meant for colder snow, scraped off as much as i could, rode a day when it was real cold, now tomorrow i'm riding and its gonna be real warm...so my question is will i be fine or should i wax it with all-temp/different wax...
its really not going to make much difference. wax is wax. just be happy your board has some on it

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if it was the other way around i guess. The colder the wax the more abrasion resistant it is. If you are using cold wax on warmer conditions i don't see a problem.
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awesome thanks everyone
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The only time you're going to really notice a big drop in performance is if you've got cold wax on and it's spring-like, wet and slushy conditions. Then you'll notice the base/water suction slowing you down in the flats and cat-tracks. Hydrophobic (is that the term?) warm wax repels water and helps break that suction. Frankly, there probably won't be enough melting on a mild January day to create much water.

If your board needs a waxing anyway, then go ahead and put the right temp range wax on. If it doesn't need a waxing, then don't bother
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