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Old 08-15-2008, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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is it hard to wax your own board, i heard you can bubble up the bottom of your board if you do it wrong. i have read how to do it i just want to know, how easy it is to damage your board.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's pretty damn easy. Like retardedly easy. I wax my boards after every two to three outings on them. Just keep the iron at a temp that doesn't burn the wax and don't let the iron sit on one spot on your board. Constant movement is the key. If you let the iron sit on one spot you'll damage your board.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks, thats all i needed to know.
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have never waxed your board you should check out this video. its one of the most informative i have found.

YouTube - How to Wax a Snowboard
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Snowolf has a very detailed waxing job in this thread

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/gen...ce-tips-3.html
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Snowolf has a very detailed waxing job in this thread

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/gen...ce-tips-3.html
seconded on that. his videos are how i learned.
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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has anyone ever used a normal iron, not one from snowboarding companies, and did a good job. Obviously it would be a lot easier to damage the base because the temperature is so inconsistent, but I was just curious if it could be done. Also, to the question above, waxing takes some time to get good at. Jack one of your friends boards and practice on that. Actually that may not be a good idea.
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has anyone ever used a normal iron, not one from snowboarding companies, and did a good job. Obviously it would be a lot easier to damage the base because the temperature is so inconsistent, but I was just curious if it could be done. Also, to the question above, waxing takes some time to get good at. Jack one of your friends boards and practice on that. Actually that may not be a good idea.
i started off with a regular iron. turned out ok. i put some foil over the steam holes so the stuff wouldn't accumulate and burn. i heard the stuff is toxic to breathe.

turned out fine, although i had it on relatively low, just enough to melt it. i was paranoid about frying the board so i kept checking the top layer for heat.
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks for the info, when season comes I'll my put forward my first attempt. lol rather than spending 50 on a set, why not mess up and spend 500 on a new board.
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i still use just a regular clothing iron and i have for years....works fine for me
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