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Old 12-17-2012, 03:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I see a lot of people talking about specialized shops in their area. I don't have the luck to live in such region and I have to travel 1000km to find the first snow/mountain. Therefore we don't have any shops.

I have a brand new Burton board which I would like to wax before its first run. Is it safe to trust the local shops at the resort or will they just do something?

This may sound a little paranoid but I'd rather be sure. Thank you!
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Waxing is not a big deal, u can pretty much do it urself and the result will probly be better because u have 1 board to take care off and they have more than few dozens.

Buy an iron. 30 $
Buy some wax 20 per pound and last 20+ waxing sessions
Buy a scrapper 4 bucks
Buy a scotch brite
20 min of work
Thats it thats all
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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New boards come factory waxed so there's no need to do it yourself. It will last for a couple of days.

If you really want it waxed best go with Weipim's suggestion and check youtube for good waxing tutorials.

Shops usually do belt waxes which wear off very quickly. In case you give it to a shop make sure they do hand waxes which are much more expensive and take pretty long.
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I see a lot of people talking about specialized shops in their area. I don't have the luck to live in such region and I have to travel 1000km to find the first snow/mountain. Therefore we don't have any shops.

I have a brand new Burton board which I would like to wax before its first run. Is it safe to trust the local shops at the resort or will they just do something?

This may sound a little paranoid but I'd rather be sure. Thank you!
since you only get to go on trips, maybe u can research the area for a quality tune-shop in the town of destination.

If you come to Colorado I'll do it for ya! Maybe there are forum members at your next destination to help!

Waxing yourself is cheap and fun but understandable if you don't ride that much to ignore it....
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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New burton board comes waxed. I think that belt waxes are almost useless, they last like one run. Hand wax costs more but is worth it. Best to learn to do yourself, but of I am at a resort without my stuff I get the hand wax.
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I bought my first board this year. Went to the store and picked up an iron, scraper, wax, and scotch bright pads.

There are a lot of tutorials online how to wax.

It was easy, but messy.
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Well if you know a good friend then let them do it. I was at Crystal Mtn. last season, and found like a 2lb block of wax. It was a good day.
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I did indeed read that they come waxed but that the wax isn't that good so you better wax them before riding.

In the near future I'll learn how to wax my board and get the gear. However, that's not possible atm so I'll have to hope that there are some good hand wax'ers down my resort.
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I did indeed read that they come waxed but that the wax isn't that good so you better wax them before riding.

In the near future I'll learn how to wax my board and get the gear. However, that's not possible atm so I'll have to hope that there are some good hand wax'ers down my resort.

I think that's overkill, even factory wax will get you through day 1, and maybe more expecially if the snow is soft.

Now if you were going to lovingly hand wax the thing personally I'd say why not if it makes you happy, but to pay for a hand wax on top of a virgin factory wax is a waste in my opinion, you'd have to be joe pro boarder to notice. If anything I'd rather ride it to scrub off the factory wax before putting the good stuff on.

Of course you could ask the shop to strip the factory wax then hand wax if you really like to burn cash...
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So the best thing is to board a day or 2 and then let it get the hand wax? Just to be sure!
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