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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 03:59 AM
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They say it helps reduce the friction between the base and snow. These dimples are elongated, not circular like a golf ball, and arranged lengthwise. Think along the lines of a skinny football shape.

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it allows air pockets to get under the base which eliminates suction between the base and the snow/water which is one of the things that slows you down especially when riding on wet or slushy snow
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Here we go. Yes, structural base it when they stone grind it. Gives it a pattern. Lol, that's all i know. BTW, mythbuster did a car covered in clay with golf ball prints on it. I worked.
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Here we go. Yes, structural base it when they stone grind it. Gives it a pattern. Lol, that's all i know. BTW, mythbuster did a car covered in clay with golf ball prints on it. I worked.
that makes sense, stone grinding to get it.
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breaks the water surface tension or whatever
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Back from the grave. I'm curious if there is a way to add this base structure if it did not come with it from the factory.
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So how DO you scrape a board with wax-filled dimples? Do you have to dig in to each one to get the wax out?
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So how DO you scrape a board with wax-filled dimples? Do you have to dig in to each one to get the wax out?
Naww, just scrape like you normally would. There is so little wax left in those holes, it will all come off on the first few runs.
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