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can i really use any iron? i think i have an old iron lying around somewhere. i think it only has one heat option though, and i fear it might be too hot. thoughts?
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I've given up scraping btw. I just put on a lighter coat of wax and let it come off naturally. I'm not racing, so if I want to go faster I turn less


OP, the only way you'll screw it up is if you let the iron get too hot and/or let it sit in one place too long. Use a cheap iron from goodwill or the Sally Anne or whever you can get a $5 used iron. As long as it has a temp control it'll work.

MAKE SURE YOU SCRAPE WELL. Leaving a layer of unscraped wax on your board is worse than not waxing it at all. I use a texture bad and a stiff nylon bristle brush to texture after scraping, but everyone seems to have their own rituals after scraping.

Don't over think it, it's fun...
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can i really use any iron? i think i have an old iron lying around somewhere. i think it only has one heat option though, and i fear it might be too hot. thoughts?
Yeah see my post above, has to have a temp control. You want it hot enough to easily melt the wax without smoking at all.
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i'm thinking about buying a waxing iron and some wax and just wax my board myself. i've never ever waxed before, but i'm usually good at this kinda stuff.

will it be hard to learn? is there room to majorly fuck up? and is it a bad idea to attempt my first try on my brand new board?

also, will i be able to learn enough by checking out youtube vids? oh, and what do i need to sharpen the edges?

thanks in advance!
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picked up one similar to this (one ball jay brand from local shop) and it comes with everything that you need. I just watched some vids on youtube on how to do it. I use my garage, if you dont have a garage just use a piece of plastic or something to lay down on your floor so keep the wax in check when scraping. The more you do it the better you'll get
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If it starts to smoke or smell bad then don't continue.
If it is melting the wax and not doing that^....then you're golden. It is as easy as it looks.

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Amazon.com: Dakine Super Tune Snowboard Kit: Sports & Outdoors

picked up one similar to this (one ball jay brand from local shop) and it comes with everything that you need. I just watched some vids on youtube on how to do it. I use my garage, if you dont have a garage just use a piece of plastic or something to lay down on your floor so keep the wax in check when scraping. The more you do it the better you'll get
oo nice. not bad. unless the shipping is expensive. cuz my budget is at exactly 100 bucks =/
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actually now that i think of it i'd rather buy a regular iron with heat control.

can you guys recommend me the best and cheapest wax and edge tuner? from a site that has shipping to sweden ofcourse!
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its really easy man. i learned last year. just melt it on and let it sit then scrape it off. bonus points if you use a nice brush to get some striations in the wax
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Striations?
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