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post #21 of 74 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
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You guys are gonna have to elaborate on that. Not following, in other words.

Also, PLZ can someone recommend some good all-round wax and a good edge sharpener from a netstore with international shipping?

edit: alriiiiight, found a brand new iron with variable temperature control for about 10 bucks! gonna order it right now

judging by this photo, which setting would be the right one for waxing a board? xD




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I think you tend to overthink things a little sometimes

Nobody can tell you which is the right setting on this particular iron. Just try it out. If the wax melts and does not smoke then you're fine. Usually that's a medium setting.

Also, most of the all temp waxes are so similar that you can pretty much go with any brand. No need to buy an expensive racing wax. You wouldn't feel any difference.

Just check youtube vids on waxing. The good ones will give you 100% of the information you need.
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Some quick tips...

1. Take off your bindings or loosen the hardware to prevent dimples from forming when you apply heat to your base.

2. Less is more. The first time you wax, you'll probably use too much and you'll realize this when you're scraping. As you get a couple of waxes in, though, you will be able to gauge more accurately how much to put on the board.

3. Travel irons are small, stowable, and cheap. Make sure there are no sharp edges on the bottom of the iron to gouge your base though.

4. Don't wax directly over carpet.

5. Let the board cool down completely before scraping.


Its an easy process/ritual that you'll get more efficient with over time. Your first time you'll probably make a mess. Have fun.

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it looks like this from under. will the holes be a problem?


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Nope, when I lived in england i bought the exact same iron. You wont have a problem, all that will occur is the holes with sort of fill with wax..... this doesnt matter because you are not going to be adding water to the iron so the holes are worthless.
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oh, alrighty then! now just gotta order some wax and an edge tuner!!
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new question. do i only tune the edges with the tuner and that's it? nothing else needed?

does magne-traction need tuning?

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new question. do i only tune the edges with the tuner and that's it? nothing else needed?

does magne-traction need tuning?
Yes in fact since you have "contact points" they're more likely to potentially wear down quicker than a single long edge. It's just basic physics.

I tune with an edger but every year or two I bring my board in to a shop for a complete tune... That's only once every 50 days or so though. The edger I use every 3 days or so on the hill.
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will a regular edge tuner work for magne?

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I tune with an edger but every year or two I bring my board in to a shop for a complete tune... That's only once every 50 days or so though. The edger I use every 3 days or so on the hill.
is it every year or two, or every 50 days? xD

also,this video talks about a "gummy stone" (at around 3:53).



is it really necessary to use, or is it fine if i leave that to a proffesional waxer/tuner to do for me every once in a while? or will i need to do that whole procedure after every edger tune?
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I dont tune my edge like ever...... Then again I live in Utah.
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