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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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does new board need wax?

Hey guys I will be getting a board shipped in next week, just wondering if it comes preloaded or if i need to wax it.
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Boards come from the factory waxed up.
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They do come with wax, but it's usually a pretty shit coat that wears off quick. It'll last a day or so but then its time to put a proper wax on. I usually wax every board I get.
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I always put my coat on. I ride in the north east so usually the machine snow eats the factory wax alive
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Factory wax protects the base for the sales floor so it doesn't look dry and ashy. It doesn't hold up well on the hill. You may get a day or two riding out of the wax. Personally I always wax my own boards every 3-4 days riding and brand new boards get waxed it before going out the first day.
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Factory wax protects the base for the sales floor so it doesn't look dry and ashy. It doesn't hold up well on the hill. You may get a day or two riding out of the wax. Personally I always wax my own boards every 3-4 days riding and brand new boards get waxed it before going out the first day.
That's what I was told, so I've always had my new boards waxed.
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yeah i ride in michigan so the first few times out is all man made snow. thanks!
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You can ride it a day or two on factory wax. But putting on a new layer of proper wax always produces a better result.

I myself rode on factory wax just fine. I would have waxed it though if I knew it'd be better.

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people keep posting the same thing
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A lot of people are posting the same thing.
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