Magnetraction and/or dry base slowing my board down ? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!!
kaetz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 08:07 PM
Veteran Member
 
Qball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mt. Hood, Oregon
Posts: 1,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Qball is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 08:09 PM
Veteran Member
 
Milo303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,967
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Needs proper wax for the temp

"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion." - Abraham Lincoln
Quote:
Originally Posted by sedition View Post
Moral of the story: If your going to rob people, wear a diaper.
Milo303 is offline  
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks guys! That is what I thought. Will take care of that asap. :-)
kaetz is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 08:45 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 11,672
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Go faster and you won't have a problem.

Angry Snowboarder Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 10:35 PM
Veteran Member
 
AcroPhile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's just spring slush. You're fine.
AcroPhile is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 10:37 PM
Veteran Member
 
linvillegorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Evergreen, CO
Posts: 8,642
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Proper wax will help, but slushy spring snow is just slow.

"People say that marijuana smoking is going to get in the way of my career. I say to them that on the contrary, my fighting career is getting in the way of my marijuana smoking." -Nick Diaz
linvillegorge is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011, 10:23 AM
Veteran Member
 
East§ide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 922
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 1
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


Never Summer Evo 153/Restricted ReFlex Cartel
Gnu Danny Kass 156 BTX
East§ide is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011, 06:03 PM
Banned
 
Sick-Pow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Hertelwax.com
Sick-Pow is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011, 06:07 PM
Veteran Member
 
Qball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mt. Hood, Oregon
Posts: 1,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sick-Pow View Post
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.

Hertelwax.com
i've found hertel to be not so good in the spring conditions
Qball is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome