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Old 02-08-2013, 08:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My free waxes at sportcheck expired, so im gonna start waxing my board myself.

Ive watched snowolfs video as well as looked at some threads.

The problem is i cant decide between using an old iron i could probably find in the house or buying a waxing iron.

Some people have said that an old iron without holes is fine and some have said im risking damaging my board.

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Your title made me think you wanted to wax yourself hahaha.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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been using an old house steam iron for 2 years and it hasnt damaged my board. ive done maybe 25 waxings in that time.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Your title made me think you wanted to wax yourself hahaha.
yeah....i laughed to myself a little
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Didnt think of that, but im laughing now.

Some people are saying to buy a 5 dollar walmart iron. Opinions?
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I researched the difference and apparently the only real difference is the temperature fluctuation allowed. Household irons will fluctuate like 30 degrees IIRC and snowsports irons are like 15. As long as you pay attention and don't burn up the wax, I don't see any issues with a household iron.

I'm just a noob though. I didn't want to pay $20 to wax a board so I learned how to do it even though I have only been snowboarding twice. I decided to get a Dakine iron because I like having "the right tool for the job" I like that they are small and light as well. The money that I saved by waxing my gf and my board, paid for my iron. It was on sale at our local sporting goods store. Next time I wax will cover all the other misc expenses (wax, brush, etc). Everytime after, I will be saving money.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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if you can afford a snowboard iron, they work a little better.

A wal mart iron with no holes works fine too.

If the wax smokes when you are melting it, the iron is too hot.

The real difference in a waxing iron vs clothes iron is the shape. The square iron seems smoother to use IMO.

This is only my opinion though.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Looking on the walmart website, finding an iron without wholes (non steam irons) is impossible.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I use a $10 wal-mart iron. The only issue I have with it is it burns wax because it's so hard to get a constant temp.

Honestly, if you've got some extra cash get an adjustable temp waxing iron.

Stay away from the non-adjustable irons, they don't heat up enough to melt cold temp waxes.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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why are you so determined to find one without holes?
goto walgreens buy a travel iron with the fricken holes for 10$. DONE

the only thing concerning holes is if you were going to use as a personal iron. becuase the wax will get stuck in the holes. then be in your clothes.

holes dont hurt boards. people do
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