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jjz 11-10-2012 10:03 AM

Would you get your board waxed at sportchek
They arent really a snowboard store, and i've heard bad things about their tuning department.
However, I have coupons for a free wax, so is there anything they could do that could ruin a board, or is the worst case scenario needing to get the board waxed again.

phony_stark 11-10-2012 10:09 AM

Meh. It's probably just a belt wax.

If you've heard they do a shit job though, I dunno how you fuck up a belt wax, don't go there.

Might be worth it to learn how to do it yourself.

jjz 11-10-2012 10:12 AM

ya i guess
In your opinion how do belt waxs compare to a diy job.
I've never heard personally they do a shit job, just on other forums i saw people saying it.

phony_stark 11-10-2012 10:28 AM

Even if it's your first time, if you follow the instructions, in my experience, it'll be better than a belt wax.

However, sometimes you don't have time and having them do it should be okay. They'd have to do a TERRIBLE job for the board to be, somehow, worse than an unwaxed board.

jjz 11-10-2012 10:59 AM

alright, it looks like learning how to wax is in my future but until then i will be using my free waxes at sportcheck

AAA 11-10-2012 11:13 AM

I personally wouldn't bother running it in for a free wax. Waxing is so easy to do by yourself, and the job will be better, so even "free" wouldn't interest me. Also, if it's not a specialty ski/snowboard shop, who knows what monkeys they might have working on it, stripping a binding screw thread or whatever.

Also, my one and only experience with a belt wax was with a board I rented for my kid on vacation. The rental tech set it up for him and gave it a belt wax in front of me. When we got to the top of the hill, his board absolutely would not go for the thick layer of wax left on the base. I had to pull my credit card out on the mountain and use it to scrape all that wax off. Royal pain, but it was OK after that.

Derp 11-10-2012 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by jjz (Post 537312)
alright, it looks like learning how to wax is in my future but until then i will be using my free waxes at sportcheck

Seems like you already had your mind made up before you made this thread :dunno:

Plenty of threads here and all over the internetz to show you how to wax your board. Seriously, take the time to read them, watch them, and learn from them. You AND your board will appreciate it in the end.

Boards love a good waxing and don't be afraid to drip a little on yourself for the same pleasure.

timmytard 11-10-2012 05:33 PM

I've gone through about 20 of those coupons & they do a pretty good job.

Tell them to hand wax it, you have that option.

If you know anything about the tech side of things, just asking questions.
You should be able to tell if the guys knows what he's talkin' about or is a retard.

But since you're there, you should get a base grind if you need it & get your edges sharpened.


huckit 11-10-2012 06:40 PM

Since you have the coupons, you might as well use them. It's be hard to really mess your board up, although it is possible, obviously. Look at some of the threads on here about waxing and tuning your board. They're very helpful and informative. Getting the equipement to wax and tune yourself is definitely worth the cost, in my opinion. Keep wax on your board; it's better for it as well as for you! I will wax every time I ride, depending on conditions and how long I ride for.

BFBF 11-11-2012 09:18 AM

DIY man -- much better than a belt wax.

If you don't know how to do it, hit youtube or ask Nivek or one of the shop guys
who post here.

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