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Old 02-05-2008, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm assuming one should wax a brand spankin' new board before taking it out the first time? How often should the wax be applied?
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it really depends. i don't wax my www cause i like it sticky for jibbing. most of the time boards come factory waxed which last about 3 times. you really only need to wax as often as you feel like it. if you feel your board is slowing down, wax it.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Any wax (brands?) that u guys recommend? Thanks for the info, it's great.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Along the same lines, does a new board need to be tuned? I heard the edge from the factory is at 0 degrees?
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I'll wax my board about every 5-7 rides,or unless the base is white and dry looking.But a good thing which I do is I'll just rub the wax on than scrub it off with a green scorthing pad.Takes about 5mins if you dont have the time,also i live in the eastcoast so I use all temp wax.since the weather seems to go up and down around here.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Any wax (brands?) that u guys recommend? Thanks for the info, it's great.
Swix makes great wax.
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use Swix and Bluebird wax.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Along the same lines, does a new board need to be tuned? I heard the edge from the factory is at 0 degrees?
I've never touched edges when they were brand new myself. Some people like to throw a bevel on them but I say why? If you are anything like me you are going to beat the shit out your edges and need them tuned soon enough. I think if you ride park a lot (which I don't) it would be more important to keep from catching edges on rails etc. but for normal free riding and especially if you are a beginner, it won't matter all that much if you ask me.
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