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Why is my board such a wax hog??

Hey guys, for whatever reason, my new Never Summer is a total wax hog compared to my previous board which was an Arbor. I wax it every time I ride and it always looks like I starved it of wax afterwards (like all ashy and dry). Is this weird?

My riding style is lots of straightline/bombing, some jumps and an occasional rail or box.


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it probably has a different base. i think that extruded bases hold less wax compared to sintered bases(it may be the other way around), so that may be your problem.
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Heres my advice...do a wax, and when it cools...melt it again. That should help with this a bit...

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Also, man-made snow is brutal on bases and wax. If you ride alot of it it will need waxing more often.

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Minger:

I've already tried that. I think I do pretty mean wax jobs... They're fast as hell, but I just hate how it gets eaten away after one day.

Is it cause it's just super slushy conditions?
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Minger:

I've already tried that. I think I do pretty mean wax jobs... They're fast as hell, but I just hate how it gets eaten away after one day.

Is it cause it's just super slushy conditions?

Wet slushy snow will do that as well.

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Basically anything thats not powder will eat at the wax really quickly.

You could just get cold wax and put that on...should last longer.

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Sintered bases are a little faster but need wax more, I bet you have one. All my boards have one and if I don't wax them once a week or so they won't catch up to my buddy's board which has an extruded base waxed once every month. I must say though with a good fresh wax they MOVE. Also I have noticed that different sintered bases also have different amounts of wax retention/speed.

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Basically anything thats not powder will eat at the wax really quickly.

You could just get cold wax and put that on...should last longer.
thats not true. different waxes are formulated for different types of snow. the wrong wax for pow can get stripped easily as well...
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