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marcdeo 01-16-2012 11:36 AM

waxing a new board
 
WOndering if anyone waxes a new board. Specifically, if u use a temp specific wax if you know you are venturing out into extreme conditions with a new board. i have a new board i'll be taking to Revy in a week and temps are (at times) looking like -15. wondering if my factory will hold. Not too worried though as I don think i'll be hitting many ice patches like we get out east.

GorgeDad 01-16-2012 11:53 AM

It is generally recommended to wax a new board as most manufacturers only put a crappy rub on wax on. If you know you're conditions, it never hurts to use appropriate wax.

ll IrOn CiTy ll 01-16-2012 11:57 AM

wax it.........

Leo 01-16-2012 12:06 PM

Pfftt... I just ride it. Then I wax. Why waste perfectly good wax on waxing something that's already waxed?

SimonB 01-16-2012 12:38 PM

Factory wax on my NS was crap. If you're going on a trip I'd wax it before leaving, unless you can wax it there if need be...

I use all temp wax without a problem. Cold temps wax is usually harder and will last longer in East Coast condition. I don't think Revy's snow will be as harsh.

I'd go all temp before leaving if I were you.

Pow?POW! 01-16-2012 12:43 PM

wax it dude. Sometimes you get a good factory wax sometimes not, can't hurt any to give it a good once over with the iron.

easton714 01-16-2012 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SimonB (Post 467776)
Factory wax on my NS was crap.


NS (and almost everyone else) does not hot wax a board in the factory. They mannually apply a rub-on liquid (in just seconds). I wouldn't ride on an old board with only that wax job. I certainly wouldn't ride on a new ($500+) one that way either.

I am not knocking them either. It is a light base coating. Even they would tell you to wax it before actually using it.

easton714 01-16-2012 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leo (Post 467747)
Pfftt... I just ride it. Then I wax. Why waste perfectly good wax on waxing something that's already waxed?


Why assume it is already waxed?

Leo 01-16-2012 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by easton714 (Post 467828)
Why assume it is already waxed?

New snowboards come waxed. Even a Morrow comes waxed...

But yea, I agree that not all factory wax is created equal. I just don't bother ever waxing before first use. One brand I really like in terms of factory wax is Burton. I like their bases in general.

ThunderChunky 01-16-2012 01:39 PM

Apparently Rome sends has a separate company do it before they send it out.


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