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Nott 02-16-2011 01:51 PM

Humidity's effect on snowboard
Not sure exactly where to post this question, but here goes.

I bought a new NS Premier F1 in early January when I was at Vail. I live in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was told that in order to protect the board from potentially damaging humidity or moisture, I needed to fully coat the base in wax until my next visit. My first question is, how accurate is this assessment? Additionally, is it ok if I scrape, buff, and brush my board the night before departure, or would the potential for damage even in that window be large?

I've googled the topic many times, and I can't seem to find anything close to an answer. Thanks guys.

DC5R 02-16-2011 06:00 PM

You cover the base for storage so it doesn't dry out. I've never heard of it protecting against humidity. Scrapping the day before you ride is fine.

wrathfuldeity 02-17-2011 06:16 AM

warped by the rain....driven by the snow

ev13wt 02-17-2011 06:36 AM

Its a snowboard.

Guess what: Snow is .. wait for it.... frozen water!

To I'd rather protect it against drying out.

kaborkian 02-17-2011 07:18 AM

Who would have thought it was possible that there were TWO! NS Premier F1's in Louisiana...mine lives in Lafayette.

baldylox 02-17-2011 08:27 AM

IMO, it's complete bullshit. It's nice to wax your board before putting it away so you're ready to go when it snows, but Ptex doesn't evaporate and neither does wax.

Being that you live in a highly humid environment, you may want to leave wax on it (on the edge too) so that it doesn't rust.

Nott 02-17-2011 12:48 PM

K cool. Thanks guys =)

jdang307 02-17-2011 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by ev13wt (Post 377277)
Its a snowboard.

Guess what: Snow is .. wait for it.... frozen water!

To I'd rather protect it against drying out.

Humidity and water are two very different things though. I could imagine some boards being affected by humidity. But I'm not sure wax will prevent humdity from affecting the board materials unless you envelop the whole damn thing with a solid layer of wax.

Chance42 02-17-2011 02:00 PM

Just keep it inside of your house, where you have a/c. Heaters and air conditioners dehumidify the air a bit, you know how when you go outside the air feels heavier even if it is roughly the same temp? You can slap some vaseline or something on the top sheet if you want haha. That makes 3 NS boards in LA... have my new SL on the way and a banana magic in the closet. Now if only there were closer mountains ...

Nott 02-17-2011 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by Chance42 (Post 377547)
Now if only there were closer mountains ...

Seriously. At least southwest flights to Denver are pretty cheap =P

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