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Old 01-20-2013, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I really can't seem to find a good wax to use. The Midwest icy conditions really tear it up very fast. What wax would be the best for our man made ice?
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I really can't seem to find a good wax to use. The Midwest icy conditions really tear it up very fast. What wax would be the best for our man made ice?
Wax isn't supposed to last more than two, MAYBE three, trips bro.
I try to wax my sticks after every second trip (double entendre intended)
Focus on the temperature rating rather than wax durability, because that doesn't make sense. Wax is meant to make your board slide better, not make it more solid.
Give your board a p-tex and a basegrind too after every season. Or half season if you have time. That'll keep your base fresh.
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Mines gone after even 1/2-1 day, and I know that's not good for any kind of wax.
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I really can't seem to find a good wax to use. The Midwest icy conditions really tear it up very fast. What wax would be the best for our man made ice?
Use an all temp in the middle then a cold on the edges if you want it to last a bit longer. Cold wax is a bitch to scrape though. But if you don't mind a tiny bit of extra work that is likely your best bet for good glide as well as a bit longer lasting.

Edit: man made is basically riding sandpaper so that is pretty normal and there isn't much you can do about it.
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This is what i use in minnesota...this is a large piece that will last you a long time. I use for hot waxing and also can be rubbed on.

Dominator Zoom Universal Wax
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man made is basically riding sandpaper so that is pretty normal and there isn't much you can do about it.
+1.
for this comment, and for his waxing recommendation.
man made, depending on how good your hills guns work, will at best be a fine sandy kind of snow.
at worst, which I've also ridden through, they'll be tiny pebbles of ice you can actually sift through.

Find a better hill is all I can say at this point. Wax really isn't mean to last buddy. Any shop tech will tell you that. Regardless of how long your wax DOES last, it'll be the same, give or take a bit, if you choose a different one.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The only thing I'm looking for is a wax that will get me through a day, I don't mind waxing after every outing, but when it starts to get slow after a couple hrs I know there has to be something better.
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Thanks! I used the coldest temp wax I could find, and it lasted much longer and was faster on the ice than universal temp wax.
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