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Old 02-22-2011, 06:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can riding a dry board damage the base?

Hey all,

Just a quick question for those with more experience than me: can riding a board with a fairly dry base (it's clearly lost much of its wax) seriously damage it? I'm planning on going out to the mountain tomorrow morning, and won't have time to get it waxed beforehand. It's not completely bare, but it's obvious that the areas near my edges look a bit chalky (if you know what I mean). I'm not too concerned about performance -- I just don't want one day of riding to tear the base up too badly.

Also, are the quick (read: inexpensive) hot waxes that resort tuning shops offer worth the money? Or should I go for the full scrape/wax/etc. that they also offer?

Thanks, any advice is appreciated.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im sorry im not knowable enough to give you a complete answer but i rode my first board 4 years with out a wax and its still intact. now you may not want to do that but i wouldnt think one day wouldnt make much of a difference.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It'll be fine.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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im sure youll get some good answers on google i wud help ya out but i jus bought a new board soo i wouldnt kno sorry
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you don't need to worry about one day but if you are worried anyways you could try to get some rub-on wax maybe. cheap and DIY.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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you don't need to worry about one day but if you are worried anyways you could try to get some rub-on wax maybe. cheap and DIY.
There are many insane people out there that will tell you that the white chalky on your board means it is ALREADY RUINED! Your RACING career is OVER if you don't upgrade NOW NOW NOW!

With that said, any wax you put on those areas is better than letting it go dry.

With that said, it's not going to amount to much if don't wax it.

Those areas that are chalky, you will notice that they will get chalky looking faster and faster. When they get chalky like that, they dont absorb the wax as well. It's a vicious cycle.

From what I've read, clean grind clean base wax, base wax, base wax, daily wax to resolve.

You'll be fine though. If you let it go too long you will eventually make the board bottom uneven, make the edge bevel different than intended.

For 95% of us, this is of no concern
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah my k2 stays chalky on the edges... because I'm saving up for a new board and can't afford base cleaner, an iron, and that's about it... I have wax and a scraper
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