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I recommend hertel hot sauce wax, its cheap all temp wax that does a good job, and last about 5 trips before i need another. Unless it was last year, then every trip.
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You get a smoother ride with a nicely waxed board. Smoother turn initiation, better acceleration out of turns, more consistent glide, etc. I definitely notice when my board needs a wax or has just had one.

The problem with never waxing is that the base abrasion builds up to the point where waxing just won't make it better, you'll need a base grind.

To each their own, but I don't like spending hundred$ on a board only to have less than optimal performance. Kinda like buying your dream car and never changing the oil.
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Wax might be optional but if there's any ice or even hard pack around dull edges sucks and you'll see a huge difference after a sharpening
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Pretty sure I can beat all you waxing fanboys on an extruded base that hasn't seen wax since the day it was rolled across the belt waxer at the factory.

Unless you're some pro fucking down hill slalom racer none of you and I mean NONE of you notice any difference that isn't there inside your head.


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People that tell you not to wax are trying to keep you slow (so they can get to the powder first.) A good wax job is very noticeable, and not just to proslalomblablaangryblas. I'll take you up on that race any time you want to lose, and you will, everytime.
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Pretty sure I can beat all you waxing fanboys on an extruded base that hasn't seen wax since the day it was rolled across the belt waxer at the factory.

Unless you're some pro fucking down hill slalom racer none of you and I mean NONE of you notice any difference that isn't there inside your head.
Heh heh, there you have it, folks. Mods, you may shut this thread down now.
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I recommend hertel hot sauce wax, its cheap all temp wax that does a good job, and last about 5 trips before i need another. Unless it was last year, then every trip.
How many days are there in each of your average trip?
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The only time I ever notice wax jobs are when I am on excessively long flats. I do was though, mostly because i "believe" it keeps the board in better shape longer, and I hate getting stuck on flats.
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The only time I ever notice wax jobs are when I am on excessively long flats. I do was though, mostly because i "believe" it keeps the board in better shape longer, and I hate getting stuck on flats.
Yeah, getting through the lower parts of breck is a lot easier with some wax.
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Heh heh, there you have it, folks. Mods, you may shut this thread down now.
Hahaah There was a day where my board stuck to the snow because it was dry, I could have put a cold day wax on it and had a great day. I literally could not move. There were ppl wizzing by. So down the hill I went, waxed up for the next cold weather day and was fine.

I am not a pro, but I do ride 100+ days a year. Pretty sure I notice a difference. But as some others have said. Wax is more for the weather/snow conditions more than anything.
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