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Old 05-13-2011, 01:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Waxing on a Powder Day??

Is it necessary? Arapahoe is saying 4" of snow in the last 24 hours and 11" in the last 3 days on their website as of right now. Nothing huge. Usually, I never bother waxing on a powder day. I feel like the snow on top of your board causes enough drag where a unwaxed base is not the limiting factor to your speed. Agree? Granted, 4 inches is almost nothing but is it enough to not wax? I just got home from work and have a stiff screwdriver poured for myself and going back downstairs to the parking garage to fetch my board and waxing it right now does not sound like an appealing option even though it can REALLY use it (about 7 riding it without waxing it). What do you think?
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wax. I think waxing is critical on pow days. Sometimes you need all the glide you can get when you hit a flat.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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so when is A-bay closing? anyone know? might hit it this weekend also
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so when is A-bay closing? anyone know? might hit it this weekend also
It was my impression that it closes based on weather/ snow pack and that they don't have a closing date forecast out months in advance. With a 93" base it should be good for a while.
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I think they're planning on closing June 8th, but they may extend it.
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If you having waxed it for 7 days it would be a good idea to wax. I usually wax every 2-3 days, it keeps me sane when i'm not on the snow. Like ^he^ said it always best to have that extra glide when you reach a flat area.
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Around two feet of fresh at Berthoud Pass yesterday. Should be going off there today too. I swore it was February. I am glad I waxed...
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Always essential to wax prior to a pow day. Your going out there, your going to ride, it could be warm but you got leg zips so whats the matter... shits gonna be fairly epic. You'll go to the bar after, maybe hit on some chicks, take one home then BANG! Sasquatch crotch! She dont want a bar of it, and leaves.

See...shoulda waxed
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hit a flat.
Ugh.

A good thread would be flat stories... the agony and hilarity of it at times...
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I guess it's time for a 7:30 AM wax job.
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