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Old 11-14-2012, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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- no
- there's room but you'd really have to be negligent.
- no
- yes
- one of these: DaKine Edge Tuner | evo
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thanks bro, i really appreciate it.

i'll just need to find an edge tuner from a european site lika blue tomato, then i'm good to go.

anyone wanna input anything else feel free to do so!

edit: is this thing any good http://www.blue-tomato.com/sv/Verkty...duct=300750467

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Scrape forever. Then when you're done.....scrape some more.
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Use a Scotch Brite pad or cork too. I swear by it. Leaves it nice and smooth.
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thesnowboardasylum and bucks boarding centre are two UK based sites that should have them.
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thanks bro, i really appreciate it.

i'll just need to find an edge tuner from a european site lika blue tomato, then i'm good to go.

anyone wanna input anything else feel free to do so!

edit: is this thing any good Toko Edge Tuner Pro tillgänglig online i Blue Tomato-shoppen
that thing is way overkill. its for ski racers

something like this is a much better deal:
Amplifi Edge Doctor available online at the Blue Tomato Shop
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darn the waxing iron is like 90 bucks including shipping.

any place to get a cheaper one?
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you can just use a regular iron. get one for $10 somewhere. you can put aluminum foil on the bottom to stop the wax going in the holes (if you want - I never bothered).

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
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Yea....Don't do that^
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