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Old 03-01-2012, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wax eaters... Advice on board. NS or Arbor

Alright guys,
Well I was just about to bite the bullet and invest in the 2012 Never summer SL, (which my mates brother has found awesome this season...) When I started hearing about it being 'high maintenence'.

Apparently the board eats wax like no tomorrow and needs doing almost every session, which whilst I don't mind a bit of waxing, would be a right pain.
Do you think the arbor coda would be the better choice now?
I changed my mind on the lib tech rice and trs after demoing and taking chunks out of the base on little branches.

I'm 90% freerider, 5' 10'', 185lbs, Foot size 10.5, Early intermediate.
Thinking the 158? I'm on a 161 now which i suspect is too long.
The 155 might be pushing it at my weight though
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Unless he's riding terrible conditions, he's doing it wrong.
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Oh, and reck i'm better waiting a few months till outta season and hoping for sale boards? Or even waiting for the 2013 version?
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You won't find a new NS for much of a discount.
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Unless he's riding terrible conditions, he's doing it wrong.
waxing wrong?
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I wax my proto whenever I can(usually every day), and on the days that I ride back to back, I don't really notice any difference in the ride/drying up.
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waxing wrong?
Yes. Unless the conditions are just atrocious, you shouldn't be needing to wax everyday if you're waxing properly with decent wax.
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I wax my proto whenever I can(usually every day), and on the days that I ride back to back, I don't really notice any difference in the ride/drying up.
Is that a full hot wax?
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My NS base never needed waxing any more frequently than any other sintered board I've owned. My friend's Signal Park is fine, too, which uses the same Durasurf material. Just get whichever board that feels better underfoot to you.
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In general, you want to wax sintered bases often especially if you're riding on ice or over branches and shit. Even then, 2-3 days on the hill per wax should still be sufficient.
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