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Old 03-31-2012, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Waxing a new board

Hey all,
Just got my new board and thought that I might want a better coat of wax than the factory stock.
Just wondering before I wax it, do I need to clean the base with base cleaner if it hasn't been used yet?
Might be over thinking it, but better safe than sorry.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Whats wrong with the factory base? Wax's main purpose outside of conditions is to smooth out the scratches in the base. If you have a clean base go ride it first.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Whats wrong with the factory base? Wax's main purpose outside of conditions is to smooth out the scratches in the base. If you have a clean base go ride it first.
I've heard from a few sources that factory base is pretty short lasting, and seeing as i'm going for a week of boarding, then I may not be able to wax while i'm there
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Only real shitty boards factory base would be gone in a week of riding. Unless your racing down a glacier of ice. I think you are going to be all set. But you can wait and see what others say.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd wax it, granted I ride mostly man made east coast, but factory wax never lasts more than a couple days. both on my ride and never summer the factory didnt last for shit
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Thanks for the advice, I may just leave it, but I'm not sure how long it will last while riding pretty much all park for a week
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I'd wax it, granted I ride mostly man made east coast, but factory wax never lasts more than a couple days. both on my ride and never summer the factory didnt last for shit
If I wax it is there any need for the base cleaner step? I don't know if it just gets rid of dirt and stuff, or it's used to take excess wax off too
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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This video is me riding a board that has about 30 days of un waxed riding on it ( yes i do understand that it needed it but its an extreme example). If you notice it still rides fine. Green pants on a Never Summer EVO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md2aEUMeSiI
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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When I wax a board I aim to scrape all the wax i can possibly get off. If the base was new I would end up scrapping it all off. Hope all this helps GL!
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I've never had factory wax last more than 3 days here in the east.

Wax's primary job is create a small amount of friction to melt the surface of the snow so that you're riding on water thus making it faster and easier to turn.

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