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Old 04-24-2011, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Magnetraction and/or dry base slowing my board down ?

Hi there, I just purchased a supposedly brand new Roxy Envi C2BTX last weekend and took it out on its first run yesterday.

Overall, it handled tricky ( hidden icy patches) really well and was great in the powder around trees, but the board seemed to slow down a great deal when on flats and in slushy slow. It felt like it was pulling me back; not too much fun.

I noticed that the base looked really dry after this one day of riding; when I bought the board it had dry patches along the edges already, so the shop offered a free hot wax.
Could this dry base be the reason for the board to slow down a lot in the slush and flats, or is that due to the BTX?

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like the snow was just really sticky and it had nothing to do with your board or wax. Using warm wax will help a bit but some days all you can do is stay in the shade.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Needs proper wax for the temp
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! That is what I thought. Will take care of that asap. :-)
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It's just spring slush. You're fine.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Proper wax will help, but slushy spring snow is just slow.
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also, I think most C2BTX boards have sintered bases, and the icy slush pulls the wax right out of them..so its possible you lost alot of wax early on..i could be wrong though
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Shop used crappy wax, get some hertel wax ( best/fastest wax in the world), learn how to do it yourself on youtube (it is SO easy), then blow past everyone on the flats.

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Shop used crappy wax, get some hertel wax ( best/fastest wax in the world), learn how to do it yourself on youtube (it is SO easy), then blow past everyone on the flats.

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i've found hertel to be not so good in the spring conditions
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